REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Perfect World Entertainment Inc. and Cryptic Studios are proud to announce that Star Trek Online, the award-winning free-to-play MMORPG, is launching its latest content update Season 8: The Sphere on November 12, 2013. Players will be introduced to the Voth, an ancient alien species being used for the first time in a Star Trek video game, and will journey to the inside of a massive Dyson sphere where they'll uncover a plot that threatens the Galaxy.
Perfect World Entertainment Inc. is also pleased to announce the latest feature episode "Sphere of Influence", featuring Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG) cast member Michael Dorn as Worf, is now live. A continuation of the TNG episode "Schisms", players journey with Worf to confront the terrors of the past and discover clues about the Sphere's purpose.
"We couldn't be more excited to announce the release date of Season 8: The Sphere," said Executive Producer, Daniel Stahl. "We continue to deliver free downloadable updates to the game and bring compelling new experiences to our players year after year. We're also thrilled that Michael Dorn has reprised his role as Worf in not just our latest feature, but all of the previous Klingon episodes as well. Having another legendary Star Trek character lend their support for Star Trek Online shows our commitment to expand on the stories that make 'Trek' such a beloved franchise."
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. Or they can become a Klingon Warlord and expand the Empire to the far reaches of the galaxy. With its latest expansion, Legacy of Romulus, players can work to rebuild the Romulan legacy as a member of the Romulan Republic. In Star Trek Online players have the opportunity to visit iconic locations from the popular Star Trek fiction, reach out to unexplored star systems and make contact with new alien species.
For more information and to download and play Star Trek Online for free, please visit the official website at: www.startrekonline.com
To download the new trailer and screenshots, please visit: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ezev70naw3ncjv2/4ow3T8cOU9
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ABOUT PERFECT WORLD ENTERTAINMENT INC.
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 Blacklight Retribution, Forsaken World, Perfect World International and Star Trek Online. 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. A subsidiary of Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD), Perfect World Entertainment is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. For more information, please visit: www.perfectworld.com
ABOUT CRYPTIC STUDIOS, INC.
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. Its successfully launched titles include "Champions Online: Free for All," "Star Trek Online" and "Dungeons & Dragons: Neverwinter." Cryptic Studios, Inc., a subsidiary of Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD), is located in Los Gatos, CA.
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