LEVAR BURTON JOINS STAR TREK ONLINE AS CAPTAIN GEORDI LA FORGE
Geordi La Forge comes to STO!
Geordi La Forge, Season 14, and Star Trek: The Next Generation-Themed Episode Announced
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – August 3, 2017 – Today, Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a leading publisher of free-to-play MMORPGs, and Cryptic Studios announced LeVar Burton from Star Trek: The Next Generation will join the free-to-play MMORPG, Star Trek Online. As a result, the legendary Star Trek actor will voice the character of Geordi La Forge from Star Trek: The Next Generation. And this will be in two featured episodes for the PC version of the game. And it will be available at a later date on Xbox One and PlayStation®4. Furthermore, the first episode will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation and releases on September 12. Also, the second featured episode kicks off Star Trek Online’s next major update, Season 14: Emergence, and launches this October.
Beyond The Nexus
Starting next month, captains can experience a new Star Trek: The Next Generation-themed featured episode titled “Beyond the Nexus.” So for the first time ever, they will encounter Starfleet Captain Geordi La Forge, brought to life by actor LeVar Burton. Players will join Geordi La Forge and his crew as they investigate a distress call from a Galaxy-class ship. Its crew is being mind-controlled by a mysterious energy source. Also, the episode marks the release of a fully realized Galaxy-class interior. This is available for purchase and includes server-wide giveaways to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Furthermore, players will be able to claim the highly requested skant uniform from Season One. Plus the Type 7 shuttle that was also featured in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Furthermore, Adventures with Captain Geordi La Forge continue into Season 14: Emergence, which launches on the PC version of Star Trek Online this October. The game’s next major update continues the story of the Tzenkethi war. And this is with the new featured episode, “Melting Pot.” So Geordi and Captain Kuumaarke (voiced by Kipleigh Brown) accompany players. This is as they beam down to a new colony world, featuring the freshly reunited Kentari and Lukari people.
And after the events of “Mirror and Smoke,” they decided to reconcile their differences. Therefore they decided to start a new colony to celebrate the reunification of their cultures and technology. Geordi La Forge is integral to the development of this new colony world. Plus he has been working diligently with the Lukari to realize their dream. However, things escalate quickly once the player beams down. And what starts as a simple tour evolves into a pitched battle for the survival of the colony.
Season 14: Emergence
Season 14: Emergence features a brand new Fleet Holding in a full-scale colony on the Kentari and Lukari’s new joint homeworld, which for the first time since the Fleet Starbase, features five full tiers of progression and rewards. The update will also include a Tzenkethi Red Alert, and two new fleet holding defense queues. Also, a new colony map special event. And a powerful new Primary Specialization called the “Miracle Worker.” Additional details to come when Season 14 officially launches in October.
Geordi La Forge
LeVar Burton is known for his iconic portrayal of Geordi La Forge on the television series, Star Trek: The Next Generation. He was also host and executive producer of Reading Rainbow, the award-winning PBS
series which lives on as an educational service, recently backed with overwhelming support on KickStarter.
Star Trek Online is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online game where players can pioneer their own destiny as Captain of a Federation starship, become a Klingon Warrior and champion the Empire through the far reaches of the galaxy, or rebuild the Romulan legacy as the commander of a Romulan Republic Warbird. In Star Trek Online, players have the opportunity to visit iconic locations from the popular Star Trek universe, reach out to unexplored star systems and make contact with new alien species. Star Trek Online is currently available on PC, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One.
- THE DEPTH OF STAR TREK
- Explore the galaxy, visiting all 4 quadrants including 100+ unique Star Trek locations. Interact with characters from the TV show, complete with voice overs by the actual actors/actresses.
- IMMERSIVE COMBAT
- Create a Captain and lead a team for combat and exploration on the ground. And also command a starship in space.
- YOUR MISSIONS, YOUR WAY
- As a Captain, build your avatar, bridge crew, and starships for a completely personalized Star Trek experience.
- EVOLVING CONTENT
- Experience consistently updated content that introduces new locations and iconic characters straight from the Star Trek universe.
Developer: Cryptic Studios
Publisher: Perfect World Entertainment
Release date: February 2, 2010
Genre: Fantasy MMORPG
Rating: T for Teen
So to download and play Star Trek Online today for free, visit www.playstartrekonline.com.
Also, Star Trek Online is licensed by CBS Consumer Products.
© 2017 Perfect World Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved. Developed by Cryptic Studios. Published by Perfect World Entertainment Inc.
® & © 2017 CBS Studios Inc. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios
Inc. All Rights Reserved.
ABOUT PERFECT WORLD ENTERTAINMENT INC.
Furthermore, Perfect World Entertainment is a leading North American online games publisher specializing in immersive
free-to-play MMORPGs. Founded in 2008, Perfect World Entertainment has published a number of popular
titles, including Swordsman, Blacklight Retribution, Forsaken World, PWI and Star Trek Online. In addition, the
company works closely with its American development teams and partners such as Cryptic Studios,
developer of the highly acclaimed MMORPG Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter, and Runic Games,
developer of the hit Torchlight series, to provide unparalleled quality of service and game experiences to
its players. Also a subsidiary of Perfect World Group, Perfect World Entertainment has its headquarters in Silicon
Valley, California. So for more information, please visit: www.perfectworld.com.
ABOUT CRYPTIC STUDIOS, INC.
Finally, Cryptic Studios, Inc. is a leading developer of online games committed to delivering the next level of
gameplay. Cryptic Studios, Inc. develops AAA titles for PC and is rapidly diversifying its portfolio of games
to expand beyond the traditional MMORPG genre. In addition, its successfully launched titles include Champions
Online: Free for All, Star Trek Online and Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter. Also, Cryptic Studios, Inc., a
subsidiary of Perfect World Group, is located in Los Gatos, CA.
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