Advanced Retail Programs Announced for Star Trek Online

Atari, Inc. and Cryptic Studios are
pleased to announce several pre-order programs for the highly anticipated Star
Trek Online for PC. Based on the world renowned sci-fi series, Star Trek Online
gives gamers and fans of the fiction a chance to boldly explore the Star Trek
universe for the first time on a truly massive scale. Star Trek Online is
available at retailers in North America on February 2, 2010.

All Star Trek Online pre-orders
receive guaranteed access to the Star Trek Online Open Beta test from January
12th to January 26th, 2010. In addition, Star Trek Online also offers an
exclusive Early Start Program with pre-orders at all participating retailers
that runs January 29, 2010 through launch on February 2. The Early Start Program
allows players to get a leg up on other interstellar explorers and access the
Star Trek universe the weekend prior to the game’s launch. Unlike beta play, all
in-game progress made during the Early Start Program will carry over to the live

All customers who pre-order Star
Trek Online receive access to the Open Beta and Early Start Program. Details on
exclusive pre-order content for Star Trek Online include:

  • GameStop
    GameStop customers receive the ability to command the exclusive and always
    classic USS Enterprise from Star Trek The Original Series.

  • Best Buy
    Best Buy is offering their customers a fun in-game pet. As a Federation
    Captain, players own a famed Tribble of Star Trek lore that will accompany
    them on their travels into the final frontier. As a Klingon commander, players
    control the boar-like Targ, a beast found on the Klingon home world of Qo’noS.

  • Amazon
    Amazon is offering an exclusive “Liberated Borg” Bridge Officer. This
    bridge officer, who comes with unique nanotechnology augmentations, assists in
    missions and gains experience as the player does.

  • Wal-Mart
    With the Wal-Mart Bonus Skill Points package, receive addition skill
    points that enable players to improve their characters quickly.

  • Target
    Target customers who pre-order Star Trek Online receive a unique ground
    weapon – a TR-116. This rare projectile weapon is used in dampening fields and
    other challenging environments; it is also modified with a micro-transporter
    which beams the fired projectiles to targets at close range so that a user can
    fire without a direct line of site.

  • Direct2Drive
    Direct2Drive customers receive an exclusive Multi-Spatial Personal Shield.
    This advanced personal shield system is based on Borg technology, which
    constantly regenerates itself and the health of its wearer.

    STEAM is offering customers Chromodynamic Armor. This armor is based on
    technology brought back from the Delta Quadrant by U.S.S. Voyager improves the
    damage and critical hits of energy weapons.

In Star Trek Online, players will
visit iconic locations from the popular Star Trek fiction, travel to unexplored
star systems, and contact new alien species. Every moment spent playing Star
Trek Online will feel like a new Star Trek episode in which you are the hero.
Immerse yourself in the future of the Trek universe as it moves into the 25th
century: a time of shifting alliances and new discoveries. As the Captain of
your very own ship, it’s up to you to lead your crew on missions that span the


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