Namco Bandai has revealed the goodies that will be available to those who pre-order the upcoming MMO, Star Trek Online.

Everyone who pre-orders STO will be able to take part in the open beta, which runs from from 12 – 26 January. In addition to this, they will also be eligible for the early start program which starts on 29 January and continues until the game’s launch on 2 February.You can find out more about STO by checking out our preview, and seeing the rest of our coverage. Also, keep your eyes open for something else that’s hopefully coming this way very soon. In the mean time, selected retailers will be giving away some exclusive pre-order content, see the full details below:

Game: Game customers who pre-order Star Trek Online receive a unique ground weapon – the TR-116 rifle.  This rare projectile weapon is used in dampening fields and other challenging environments; it is modified with a micro-transporter which beams the fired projectiles to targets at close range so that a user can fire without a direct line of site. Deep Space 9’s Science Officer Chu’lak used the weapon with murderous intent in the episode ‘Field of Fire’.

Amazon: Fans of Star Trek: Voyager and in particular, fans of ‘Seven of Nine’ will enjoy Amazon’s offering: an exclusive “Liberated Borg” Bridge Officer. This bridge officer, who comes with unique nanotechnology augmentations, assists in missions and gains experience as the player does.  

Gamestation: Gamestation customers will receive a short-range auxiliary ‘Starfleet Shuttle’ used for personnel transport and small cargos. The shuttlecraft have limited warp capacity.

Play: If you’re looking to improve your Bat’leth proficiency or other skills quickly, pre-order with who will be rewarding customers with additional skill points for faster in-game progression.

HMV: HMV is rolling out the Star Trek equivalent of the cuddly toy on the rewards conveyor with a unique in-game pet. As a Federation Captain, players will own a Tribble to keep them company on their travels while Klingon commanders will receive a boar-like Targ, a violent and destructive beast native to the Klingon home world of Qo’noS. 

Gamestop: If you’ve ever fancied sitting in the iconic chair of Captain James T. Kirk, Gamestop is the retailer for you offering the original USS Enterprise as the rewards for pre-ordering.

Independents: Various independent retailers around the country will be also be replicating micro-transaction points to be spent in game. Check with your local store for details.

To qualify for one of these rewards, all you have to do is follow the link and register your pre-order with the retailer of your choice.

Paul Younger
Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Founder of the world's first gaming cafe and Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

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