Perfect World Entertainment has announced that Star Trek: The Next Generation’s LeVar Burton will join the free-to-play MMORPG, Star Trek Online. Check out an announcement trailer for it below.
Burton who will reprise his role as Geordi La Forge will be in two featured episodes of the game. The first episode will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation and releases on September 12. The second featured episode kicks off Star Trek Online’s next major update, Season 14 – Emergence, and launches in October.
From the press release: Starting next month, captains can experience a new Star Trek: The Next Generation-themed featured episode titled “Beyond the Nexus.” For the first time ever, they will encounter Starfleet Captain Geordi La Forge, brought to life by actor LeVar Burton. Players will join La Forge and his crew as they investigate a distress call from a Galaxy-class ship whose crew is being mind-controlled by a mysterious energy source. The episode marks the release of a fully realized Galaxy-class interior available for purchase and includes server-wide giveaways
For those who haven’t played Star Trek Online, it is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online game where gamers can play 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 can visit some of the most iconic locations from the Star Trek universe, explore unexplored star systems and make contact with new alien species.
Star Trek Online is currently available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.