New Star Trek Online Episode Available Today

on February 11, 2012 3:30 PM

Star Trek Online’s fourth series, “The 2800,” premieres its first episode today. Publisher Perfect World Entertainment pitches its story in the form of a challenge, writing: “The Alpha Quadrant faces a new crisis when a lost fleet reappears intent on completing its mission. They offer no quarter and accept no compromises. Will you be able to stop the Dominion and save Deep Space Nine?”

Chances are you probably will, as most games are designed that way, but hey. Perfect World plans to release the five episodes of this newest series over the next five weeks, on Saturdays at 10 AM, and all are free to play for both of the game’s factions.  Check after the break for more details and a trailer.

Some new features in “The 2800” include new XP Boosts (of both the Regular and Commendations varieties), and, with the acquisition of a Master Key, some pretty far out Cardassian loot — including a Galor starship, among other things.

If you didn’t follow that last bit of esoterica, don’t worry too much; check out the trailer and you’ll get the gist of it.

 /  Staff Writer (Weekends)
Sto Austin is the man. Period. When not saving the world from the next generation of Metal Gears or throwing hadoukens at his detractors, chances are he's writing about someone else doing something similarly epic, possibly whilst smoking a cigar. He enjoys games with a strong emphasis on story, which typically fall into the RPG, Action/Adventure, or Horror genres, though he also has a soft spot for fighting games and has been known, when feeling saucy, to shred on some Guitar Hero or Rock Band. He currently divides his time between Florida and Maine, tromping up and down the East coast according to the whims of fate and fortune.