Here at TiX Towers, we love a good sci-fi romp and Perfect World Entertainment’s Cryptic Studios Trekkie-fest MMORPG, Star Trek Online delivers on pretty much all levels. They’ve revealed yet another Season update for the game as, like the very universe it is set in, it expands ever more. Season 13 – Escalation is the next to be announced for console, along with a release date, and will see players discovering challenging new missions over two new episodes.
The featured episode in Escalation is called ‘Mirrors and Smoke’ and will see captains embarking on a journey to New Kentar to defend the planet from the Tzenkethi. The other episode, ‘Survivor’ follows the exploits of Sela, Empress of the Romulan Star Empire. Escalation also marks the official debut of War Games on Xbox One. This new system will allow two teams to battle head-to-head in competitive PvE scenarios, all for some pretty awesome rewards.
So, Escalation, ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ will take you to New Kentar, where you will strive to complete a mission to help the Lukari learn more about their past. Their exploration of the planet’s bustling urban lanscape is soon interrupted by the Tzenkethi who have warped in and threatened to decimate the colony. ‘Survivor’ concludes the story of Sela of Romulus, who is voiced by Denise Crosby.
War Games in Escalation will feature 5v5 queues that allow players to competitively solve puzzles, battle against each other and rather excitedly, race starships. If I give her any more, she’ll blow, Captain! Rewards for being victorious in these War Games include class-specific gear for starships, which are also making their debut on console.
When will this be available? Well, it’ll be here before Seth MacFarlane’s trek-spoof, The Orville, that’s for sure, with a scheduled release date of the 6th of June.
Here’s a teaser trailer.