Star Trek Online: Victory is Life Console Launch Announced

The headline just about says it all, but the point does bear a bit of repeating. A calendar date for the Victory is Life console launch has been officially confirmed, letting PS4 and Xbox One Captains of Star Trek Online get their DS9 adventure on.

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Tuesday, July 24th will bring console players of STO to the Gamma Quadrant and into the conflict against the Hur’q. As most STO fans are already familiar, the new expansion reunites 12 of the original cast members of Deep Space Nine, along with a new Battlezone and the new Jem’Hadar playable faction along with the continuing storyline from the game.

If you’re perhaps unfamiliar with the new Gamma Quadrant Battlezone, the devs have very kindly put out a blog detailing how it works. As you’re flying in this sector of space, you’ll see alerts about hot spots where the Hur’q are attacking. Engaging in these operations will offer progress for everyone in the sector and the more that take part, the more progress is earned.

Of course, taking on angry internet spaceships isn’t the only reward. Completing these operations will grant players personal rewards as well as bonuses depending on how frequently they take part in these Battlezone engagements. Rewards include experience, expertise, Gamma marks, and dilithium.

Our Thoughts

Not much more that we can elaborate on here, honestly. Victory is Life is here for console players and we hope those players have a good time. We suppose the only additional thought we could come up with is how the actors who played Ferengi managed to work with all of that makeup.

Sources: press release, official site

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Star Trek Online Reveals the Full Cast for Victory is Life

Admittedly, it’d be pretty difficult to have a Deep Space Nine-centered expansion to Star Trek Online without some of the original cast. Luckily for Perfect World and fans of the MMO, 12 of the series’ original members are a part of the fully-revealed Victory is Life cast.

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Here’s the complete cast list as sent to us in the latest press announcement from the game:

  • Alexander Siddig as Doctor Julian Bashir, former Chief Medical Officer of Deep Space Nine.
  • Andrew Robinson as Councilor Elim Garak, formerly “just a simple tailor” and covert operative for Cardassia.
  • Armin Shimerman as Quark, DS9’s resident Ferengi entrepreneur and bartender.
  • Aron Eisenberg as Captain Nog, the first Ferengi to join Starfleet, who grew up on DS9.
  • Bumper Robinson who appeared as the teenage Jem’Hadar in the landmark episode, “The Abandoned” and will play Elder First Dukan Rex.
  • Jeffrey Combs as Weyoun (a cunning Vorta diplomat) and Brunt (a Liquidator of the Ferengi Commerce Authority).
  • J.G. Hertzler as General Martok, hero of the Klingon Empire.
  • Max Grodénchik as Grand Nagus Rom, leader of the Ferengi, brother to Quark and father to Nog.
  • Chase Masterson as Leeta, former Bajoran dabo girl and wife of Ferengi Grand Nagus Rom.
  • Nana Visitor as Kira Nerys, Kai of the Bajoran people.
  • René Auberjonois as Odo, former Chief of Security at DS9, who is now a Dominion Ambassador.
  • Salome Jens as the Female Changeling, one of the Founders of the Dominion.

In addition to the cast list reveal, Star Trek Online detailed a variety of special events running for an entire month in the lead-up to the launch of Victory is Life.

First, a contest with prizes like a six-day Caribbean trip onboard the Star Trek: The Cruise and every single ship in the PC version’s C-Store is up for grabs. Second, a series of week-long Faction Allegiance Campaigns for each of STO’s four factions are planned where players can represent their favorite group on social media for in-game prizes. These factional events will start with the Romulans on the week of May 7th.

Our Thoughts

We’re sure that there are more than a few fans of Deep Space Nine who will be happy to see familiar names reprising their roles for Victory is Life. Now it’s just a matter of sitting on our hands and waiting collectively while June arrives.

Source: press release

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Star Trek Online’s Next Expansion Revealed

Perfect World has pulled back the curtain on the newest expansion for their Star Trek MMO, and this time it’s taking us into Deep Space Nine. Star Trek Online: Victory is Life will bring Captains to the eponymous space station, along with the addition of a new playable faction, a new level cap and a lot more.

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The Gamma Quadrant of known space will soon open up in Victory is Life as players will investigate what remains of the Deep Space Nice space station after an attack by the Hur’q, the enemy race which was unveiled in the latest episode. In this new series of stories, fans can look forward to returning members of the cast of DS9 as voiced by the show’s original actors, including Quark (Armin Shimerman), Odo (René Auberjonois), Kira Nerys (Nana Visitor), Martok (J.G. Hertzler) and others.

Victory is Life will also add the playable Jem’Hadar faction. This group of super-soldiers genetically engineered by the Dominion will start life at level 60 and have acces to a number of completed Reputations, Specialization Trees, Duty Officer tracks, and R&D progress.

If you’re not otherwise interested in starting at level 60 or have a Captain you’re already attached to, then you can look forward to a level cap raise of 65, which comes with a new queue, an additional progression system and all-new Sector Battlezone. There are more features being teased as well, but those will get detailed further closer to launch.

Speaking of launch, Victory is Life is due to land on PC in June of 2018 and on consoles at some point afterwards. A teaser trailer for the new expansion can be seen below.

Our Thoughts

That is a lot of new stuff for Star Trek Online players! We’re sure fans are going to be happy to see the crew of DS9 make a return, even if they’re doing so under what appears to be less-than-ideal circumstances. Here’s to more details soon!

Source: press release

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