Game publisher Atari and acclaimed MMO developer Cryptic Studios announced pre-launch promotions and subscription pricing for the highly anticipated PC MMORPG, Star Trek Online. Beginning today, and for a limited time only, fans and gamers can purchase special Lifetime and 12-month memberships of Star Trek Online. These limited time promotional offers expire on February 2, 2010, when Star Trek Online launches in North America.
The Lifetime membership promotion, available for $239.99, provides unlimited access to Star Trek Online for the life of the product, offers players two extra character slots, and gives gamers a playable Starfleet captain who's been reclaimed from the Borg. After February 2, 2010, this offer expires and reverts to the standard lifetime pricing of $299.99. The 12-month membership, available for $119.99, grants users unlimited access to Star Trek Online for 12 full months and also includes two extra character slots. The 12-month membership offer will no longer be available after February 2, 2010. These limited time promotional offers includes subscription time and added value items, separate game purchase is required.
The standard monthly subscription rate for Star Trek Online is $14.99 per month. A variety of billing options can be found on the official Star Trek Online website and 60-day Game Time Cards can be found at select retailers nationwide. 30-day free trials are offered with every retail purchase.
"This subscription pricing and launch promotion announcement is one of the last steps we take before officially releasing Star Trek Online," said Craig Zinkievich, Executive Producer on Star Trek Online. "We are absolutely thrilled to reveal these final details and we are incredibly excited about launching Star Trek Online this February. For us, this marks the beginning of our game's life -- a life of new adventures, discoveries, and dangers. Truly, ours is a universe that will never stop expanding and we simply cannot wait for people to experience it with us."
Taking place in the year 2409, Star Trek Online boasts extraordinary features and lets fans both new and old experience unparalleled adventures. Players have the opportunity to become a high ranking Starfleet officer and participate in missions that take them into the depths of space, across exotic planets and even inside other starships. Star Trek Online offers total customization, from a player's avatar to the ship he captains.
Star Trek Online features the voicework of both the new Spock, Zachary Quinto, and the original Spock, Leonard Nimoy, who most recently appeared on screen together in the JJ Abrams Star Trek movie reboot from Paramount Pictures.
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John Gaudiosi has been covering videogames for the past 20 years for outlets like The Washington Post, CNET, Wired Magazine and CBS.com. He has focused on the convergence of entertainment and videogames for outlets like Video Business, Home Media Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Gamerlive.TV and is also a freelance game columnist for Reuters and writes for outlets like Forbes.com, NVISION, Official PlayStation Magazine, EGM Now, Geek Monthly, PrimaGames.com, and Yahoo! Games. John also serves as the video game expert for NBC in Washington D.C. and has produced videogame documentaries for The History Channel and Starz Entertainment. John was named one of the Top 50 Game Journalists in the world by Next-Gen.biz in 2007. He is the co-author of Scholastic Books' How to Get into Videogames, Prima Publishing's Madden: Twenty Years of Videogame Football and Electronic Arts: The Official History.