Namco Bandai and Paramount Pictures have announced that they will co-publish the upcoming Star Trek video game. In development at Digital Extremes (who recently finished The Darkness II), the Star Trek game is due for release in the first quarter of 2013 - ahead of the next film's arrival on May 17 that year.

The game is a stand alone story that continues the adventures of Kirk and Spock as they work together to stop an enemy race.

"With our Namco Bandai partners leading the distribution effort, we are confident that we will meet an overwhelming demand to get this exciting console experience into the hands of gamers and Star Trek fans worldwide", commented LeeAnne Stables, Paramount Pictures Executive Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Partnerships and head of the studio's video game unit. "The positive response from our initial unveiling at E3 last year was unprecedented, and we are fortunate to have the highest level of production and creative talent on our team that will bring this incredible game out to market next year."

The untitled game's story is being written by BAFTA award winner and God of War writer Marianne Krawczyk in collaboration with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, writers and producers for the upcoming Star Trek film.

Star Trek the video game is due for release on all major home consoles and PC.