NEW YORK, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, Inc., one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers, and acclaimed MMO developer Cryptic Studios(TM), have announced today that Zachary Quinto will lend his voice to the highly anticipated Star Trek Online for PC, set to release on February 2, 2010 in North America and February 5, 2010 across Europe and Australia. Quinto, who garnered critical and fan acclaim as Spock in the 2009 blockbuster Star Trek, will play the part of an Emergency Medial Hologram and will voice the tutorial of this first-of-a-kind massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), teaching fans how to explore the Star Trek Online universe, improve their characters, attain higher ranks, and succeed in space combat and on away missions.
"Zachary Quinto has inspired both new and long-time Star Trek fans through his extraordinary portrayal of Spock in 2009's Star Trek," said Jim Wilson, President and CEO of Atari, Inc. "We are thrilled to have him participate in Star Trek Online as players get set to explore this whole new chapter of the beloved universe."
"Being a part of the Star Trek universe has been an incredible experience for me," said Zachary Quinto. "Extending that experience into the gaming space - and sharing it with gamers and trek enthusiasts around the world - makes it even more exciting."
Set in the year 2409, Star Trek Online boasts extraordinary features and lets fans both new and old experience unparalleled adventures. Offering space and ground game play, players will have the opportunity to become a high-ranking Starfleet officer and will participate in missions that will take them into the depths of space, across exotic planets, and even inside other starships. Star Trek Online offers total customization where every ship player's command can be customized, from color to construction. Additionally, anyone can create their own species in Star Trek Online, as well as customize the look of their avatar's uniform.
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Atari group is a global creator, producer and publisher of interactive entertainment for interactive game platforms that include PC, online, consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony and advanced smart phones (i.e. iPhone). Divisions of Atari, SA include Cryptic Studios, Atari London Studio, Eden Studios, Atari Interactive, Inc. and Atari, Inc.
Atari benefits from its global brand and an extensive catalogue of popular games based on classic owned game franchises (Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Command, Lunar Lander), original owned franchises (Test Drive, Backyard Sports, Deer Hunter), MMO games from Cryptic Studios (Star Trek Online, Champions Online) and third party franchises (Ghostbusters, Project Runway, Dungeons and Dragons).
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Based in Los Gatos, CA, Cryptic Studios is a leading developer of massively multiplayer online games committed to delivering the next level of MMO gameplay. Cryptic develops AAA titles for PC and consoles, including Star Trek Online and Champions Online. For more information on Cryptic Studios, please visit the official website at: www.crypticstudios.com.
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