LeVar Burton AKA Geordi La Forge will reprise the role for two episodes of Star Trek Online, the free-to-play MMORPG. The episodes will be available first on PC, and eventually on Xbox One and PS4.
“The first episode will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation and releases on September 12. The second featured episode kicks off Star Trek Online’s next major update, Season 14 – Emergence, and launches this October.”
The episode “Beyond the Nexus” starts next month and will feature the first-ever appearance of Burton’s Geordi La Forge character.
“Players will join La Forge and his crew as they investigate a distress call from a Galaxy-class ship whose crew is being mind-controlled by a mysterious energy source. The episode marks the release of a fully realized Galaxy-class interior available for purchase and includes server-wide giveaways to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Players will be able to claim the highly requested skant uniform from Season One, as well as the Type 7 shuttle that was also featured in Star Trek: The Next Generation.”
The second encounter with La Forge will take place in Season 14 – Emergence, launching on PC this October. The narrative will focus on the Tzenkethi war plot, in an episode titled ‘Melting Pot’.
“Geordi and Captain Kuumaarke (voiced by Kipleigh Brown) accompanies players as they explore a new colony world, featuring the freshly reunited Kentari and Lukari people. After the events of “Mirror and Smoke,” they decided to reconcile their differences and start a new colony to celebrate the reunification of their cultures and technology. La Forge is integral to the development of this new colony world and has been working diligently with the Lukari to realize their dream. Things escalate quickly once the player beams down, and what starts as a simple tour, evolves into a pitched battle for the survival of the colony.”
Besides La Forge, there will be ship updates as well. Season 14 will introduce “a brand new Fleet Holding in a full-scale colony on the Kentari and Lukari’s new joint homeworld, which for the first time since the Fleet Starbase, features five full tiers of progression and rewards. The update will also include a Tzenkethi Red Alert, two new fleet holding defense queues, a new colony map special event, and a powerful new Primary Specialization called the “Miracle Worker.”
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