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LeVar Burton beams aboard Star Trek Online

Perfect World Entertainment have announced that Star Trek: The Next Generation’s LeVar Burton is joining Star Trek Online.

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Perfect World Entertainment have announced that Star Trek: The Next Generation’s LeVar Burton is joining Star Trek Online.

Burton – who is reprising the character of Geordi La Forge – will be featured in two episodes of Cryptic Studios’ free-to-play MMORPG. Each episode will debut on the PC, and will come to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 at a later date.

The first episode is timed to mark the 30thAnniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and is released on September 12. The second opens Star Trek Online’s next major content update, Season 14, and will arrive in October.

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The first episode is titled Beyond the Nexus, and will see players team up with Geordi La Forge to investigate a Galaxy-class ship infiltrated by mind-controlling energy source. Sounds pretty Trek to me.

Beyond the Nexus also marks the release of a fully realised in-game Galaxy-class interior that will be made available for purchase. Additional content includes the fan-favourite skant uniform from Season One, and the Star Trek: The Next Generation Type 7 shuttle.

Captain Geordi La Forge sticks around for the start Season 14 in Emergence, which continues the Tzenkethi war storyline. New content includes a brand new Fleet Holding – which features five full tiers of progression and rewards – plus two new fleet holding defense queues, a new colony map special event, and Miracle Worker, a new Primary Specialization.

Star Trek Online is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Set course for www.playstartrekonline.com to sign up.

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