Fresh details on Star Trek Prodigy: Supernova have been revealed in Outright Games' first digital showcase, OG Unwrapped, with the upcoming multiplatform title from developer Tessera Studios scheduled to depart spacedock on 14th October 2022.
The game is coming to all current platforms (and Stadia — zing!), but we're obviously most interested in Switch, not only because we're living the Nintendo Life, but also due to the fact that this will be the first Star Trek game to grace a Nintendo platform since 2007's Star Trek: Conquest on Wii.
As featured in Outright's presentation, Supernova is a third-person action-adventure game using the characters and setting from the Paramount / Nickelodeon series aimed primarily at kids but starring Kate Mulgrew as Captain Kathryn Janeway from Star Trek: Voyager. Well, a hologram of Janeway, at least, but Mulgrew is contributing her voice for the game as well, as is the rest of the original cast.
The game is set approximately one-quarter of the way through Season One of the show and features local co-op play for two players controlling the characters Dal and Gwyn as they journey across three "very different" planets. You'll apparently be able to explore and customise your ship, the Protostar, as you puzzle and phaser your way to saving your friends, your ship, a whole bunch of aliens, and a planetary system before its sun goes — you guessed it — supernova.
Must it always have galactic import? Universal stakes? Celestial upheaval? Yes, of course. It's a video game! Here's a round up of some of the features from the offical blurb, plus some screens:
JOIN STARFLEET – Play as Dal R’El and Gwyndala, and rescue their scattered crew. Play solo or in 2-player cooperative mode in this exciting action adventure.
GO BOLDLY – Explore the alien worlds of Orisi, Mirios and Taresse, each with its own hostile environments, puzzles, challenges and mysteries.
FIRST CONTACT – Make first contact with a new alien species, learn about their history and discover their secrets.
CUSTOMIZE THE PROTOSTAR – Collect iconic trinkets from the Star Trek universe and use them to customize the Protostar.
Written by Kevin and Dan Hageman who also wrote The Lego Movie
Hit cast, including Kate Mulgrew as Hologram Janeway, Brett Grey as Dal, Ella Purnell as Gwyn, Rylee Alazraqui as Rok-Tahk, Angus Imrie as Zero, Jason Mantzoukas as Jankom Pog and, Dee Bradley as Murf
If you're outside the US, you may not have had the chance to catch the series yet, but as a show focused on bringing in the, ahem, next generation of Trekkies, it's been generally well-received by fans. It has certainly proved less divisive than some of the other Trek shows in this abundant latest era for the franchise.
Outright's family-focused output should give you a very good idea of the young target demographic for Star Trek Prodigy: Supernova — however, given the paucity of Trek-based gaming on Nintendo systems recently, we'd wager there'll be many Earl Grey-ing fans out there hoping Tessera Studios can turn in an engaging experience for all ages.
Let us know below how you think Star Trek Prodigy is shaping up. And, as always, how many lights you see.