Star Trek Video Game Beams Down to the Surface in Early 2013

That shiny new Star Trek game based off of J.J. Abrams' reboot of the sci-fi classic will be finally going into warp drive next year. Today it was announced that Namco Bandai—best known for Pac-Man, SoulCalibur and Tekken games—will be publishing the action/adventure game and that it'll be out in the first quarter of 2013, ahead of the expected release of Star Trek 2 film.

Developed by Digital Extremes, the cross-platform title will let players control Kirk and Spock with missions that showcase unique abilities for each. The game's original release window was to be this year and it's not clear if it got pushed back to better coincide with the also-delayed film or if the development of the game is taking longer than expected. Either way, you get to set phasers to stun in about 12 months.