The world of Star Trek gaming just got bigger thanks to a brand new RPG called Star Trek: Legends, which is now out on the Apple Arcade. The game describes itself as the past, present, and future colliding, featuring many classic characters battling one another.
The player takes command of the Starfleet ship the U.S.S. Artemis and ends up falling into the Nexus, the event that was featured in the film Generations that brought Jean-Luc Picard and James Kirk together. Once there, it’s up to the player to prevent an upcoming crisis.
The game will allow you to take control of more than 40 characters, including James Kirk, Spock, Jean-Luc Picard, Kathryn Janeway, Data, Burnham, and more (with additional characters joining the game on a regular basis). You’ll then be able to send them to complete missions off the ship.
Once you select the away team, you can then assign characters to posts on the Artemis as a means of supporting the Away Team. Each character will have their own unique skills and abilities, with Spock’s Vulcan Nerve Pinch or Worf’s deadly Bat’leth players can defeat enemies in “cinematic combat sequences.”
Like other Trek games, Legends will have episodic updates, challenges, and more for players to deal with. These events could be daily, weekly or limited-time events to keep players engaged long-term.
The game is published by Tilting Point and is created in conjunction with ViacomCBS, and was developed by Emerald City Games.
Below is the full press release.
"Today, you’ll see the past, present and future collide and distort in Star Trek: Legends, a new RPG rooted in exploration and meaningful choices, now available exclusively on Apple Arcade℠. Published by Tilting Point in partnership with ViacomCBS, Star Trek: Legends features a brand-new storyline from comic book author and Star Trek writer, Mike Johnson, as well as characters from the entire Star Trek franchise, including the Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise, Discovery and Picard. Developed by Emerald City Games, Star Trek: Legends is available to Apple Arcade subscribers across all iOS platforms, including iPhone®, iPad®, Mac® and Apple TV®.Star Trek: Legends. Image courtesy Tilting Point in partnership with ViacomCBSStar Trek: Legends lets players command the Starfleet ship U.S.S. Artemis and warp into the mysterious Nexus, a dimension where they will discover new worlds and characters from across all the various Star Trek series. When things go awry inside the Nexus, players and their crew must investigate and prevent a crisis.Additional Star Trek: Legends features include:Assembling The Away Team: Players can recruit from more than 40 legendary Star Trek characters at launch, including Kirk, Spock, Jean-Luc Picard, Janeway, Data, Burnham and more (with additional characters joining the game on a regular basis), and send them on critical missions.Star Trek: Legends. Image courtesy Tilting Point in partnership with ViacomCBSCommand The Bridge: Players can assign their crew to post at the bridge of the U.S.S. Artemis in order to support the Away Team – creating a difference between mission success and failure.Be A Master Tactician: Using their character’s unique skills and abilities – such as Spock’s Vulcan Nerve Pinch or Worf’s deadly Bat’leth – players can outwit and overpower enemies in cinematic combat sequences.Stunning Graphics: With a dynamic graphics system that provides a console-level experience, players can explore beautifully rendered 3D worlds and fully realized animated characters right from their Apple devices.Star Trek: Legends. Image courtesy Tilting Point in partnership with ViacomCBSUnique Events: Star Trek: Legends will feature regular episodic updates and special challenges, as well as daily, weekly and limited-time events, to further expand the game’s story and the player’s journey.A direct result of the recent FTX Games acquisition, Star Trek: Legends is the first title to be published by Tilting Point following the deal, and the second Star Trek game in the company’s growing portfolio."