Trekkies are ready to get beamed up to video-game nirvana.
Just a week after moviegoers got a nine-minute preview of the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness—and a few days after the sequel's latest trailer was unleashed—fans are now learning more about the franchise's soon-to-be-released video game, aptly titled, well, Star Trek.
But does the video game, which hits stores on April 23, reveal key hints about the movie sequel, which storms into theaters a month later, on May 17?
The Powers That Be—that would be execs at Paramount, the studio behind the flick—are so far keeping mum. (E! News has reached out for comment.)
And although the game pegs itself as a stand-alone adventure, there are some telling elements in it that echo what we've seen so far from its big-screen counterpart—and which may hint at a link between the two.
First up, there's the game's antagonist, who is simply billed as "a hidden enemy." Could this be a foreshadowing of the film's mysterious villain (played by Benedict Cumberbatch), who ends up blasting his way into the movie on a warpath of revenge? (He's so far been revealed to be named "John Harrison," which fans are reading as a decoy for, say, Khan?)
Certain costumes also sync up between the movie and game.
In both, we see Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) dressed in a sleek space suit—and it's something that apparently comes in handy. In the trailer, we briefly spot him doing a death-defying space jump, a scenario that seems to echo a fully drawn-out set piece in the game as well
The environments themselves also reveal some parallels—curious red foliage pops up in both, as Kirk runs for safety toward a cliff before leaping of it altogether.
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