Cryptic Studios has announced a selection of special deals that will be available from different retailers when pre-ordering the upcoming Star Trek Online.
Anyone who pre-orders the game is guaranteed a spot on the open beta test, which runs from the 12 to the 26 January. They are also enrolled in the early start program, whereby players have access to the live servers from 29 Jan, three days before opening to the general public on the official launch date of 2 Feb (5 Feb here in the UK).
The following retailers will take part in the pre-order program, and offer their own deals. Fancy your very own ex-Borg officer? Or perhaps the original USS Enterprise as a choice of ship? Check out the goodies available:
GameStop customers receive the ability to command the exclusive and always classic USS Enterprise from Star Trek The Original Series.
Best Buy is offering their customers a fun in-game pet. As a Federation Captain, players own a famed Tribble of Star Trek lore that will accompany them on their travels into the final frontier. As a Klingon commander, players control the boar-like Targ, a beast found on the Klingon home world of Qo’noS.
Amazon is 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.
With the Wal-Mart Bonus Skill Points package, receive addition skill points that enable players to improve their characters quickly.
Target customers who pre-order Star Trek Online receive a unique ground weapon – a TR-116. This rare projectile weapon is used in dampening fields and other challenging environments; it is also 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.
Direct2Drive customers receive an exclusive Multi-Spatial Personal Shield. This advanced personal shield system is based on Borg technology, which constantly regenerates itself and the health of its wearer.
STEAM is offering customers Chromodynamic Armor. This armor is based on technology brought back from the Delta Quadrant by U.S.S. Voyager improves the damage and critical hits of energy weapons.