Wednesday 18 April 2018

Star Trek Online: Victory is Life expansion details

Cryptic Studios have announced the next major expansion to Star Trek Online, Victory is Life, which timed to celebrate the 25th anniversary of DS9, will see the game visit the Gamma Quadrant, the introduction of the Dominion as a playable faction, and a whole host of DS9 cast members returning to voice their characters. Continue below for an overview:

Many of the cast from DS9 are reprising their roles, twelve actors bring thirteen characters back to life:
  • Nana Visitor as Kira Nerys
  • René Auberjonois as Odo
  • Alexander Siddig as Doctor Julian Bashir
  • Andrew Robinson as Elim Garak
  • Armin Shimerman as Quark
  • Aron Eisenberg as Captain Nog
  • Jeffrey Combs as Weyoun and Brunt
  • J.G. Hertzler as General Martok
  • Max Grodénchik as Grand Nagus Rom
  • Chase Masterson as Leeta
  • Salome Jens as the female Changeling
  • Bumper Robinson (who played the young Jem'Hadar in The Abandoned), as Elder First Dukan Rex
Here's a trailer, ominously voiced by J.G. Hertzler. The new story-line will see General Martok lead Alpha Quadrant forces to battle the Klingon's ancient enemy, the Hur'q.

And a bunch of images showing the returning characters (who apart from Doctor Bashir don't seem to age!)

Victory is Life will also see the Dominion become a playable faction in the game. Ahead of the launch of the expansion Cryptic have previewed new packs of ships and character options:

Jem’Hadar Dreadnought Carrier

Jem’Hadar Heavy Escort Carrier

Jem’Hadar Vanguard Raider

Jem’Hadar Vanguard Dreadnought Cruiser

 Jem’Hadar Vanguard Warship

Cardassian Damar class Intel Science Dreadnought 

Cardassian Ghemorclass Intel Flight-Deck Cruiser 

Cardassian Detapa class Intel Escort 

Standard Jem'Hadar character will be available to all players, but there is also an elite Jem'Hadar Vanguard variant, available to those that buy into these packs:
Jem'Hadar Vanguard are designed for the most intense combat encounters and feature enhanced space combat techniques. Their enhanced combat training has made them incredibly effective at defeating their opponents through superior offensive capabilities on both ground and in space. 

Additionally Cardassian characters will be an option for Starfleet and Klingon players:

Plus there's a new Jem'Hadar uniform:

In other STO news, they posted on Twitter some new images of one of the first 3D printed ships to be produced, since the launch of the new print on demand service from Mixed Dimensions:

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