Free-To-Play MMORPG Celebrates 12th Anniversary with one of Star Trek’s First Female Captains
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – January 25, 2022 – Today, Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a leading publisher of online games, and Cryptic Studios announced Captain Janeway from Star Trek: Voyager will make her Star Trek Online debut in Shadow’s Advance, the game’s new anniversary season which releases on PC today after maintenance and on consoles in March. The dev team is excited to welcome Kate Mulgrew, who originated the role and made Star Trek history as one of the IP’s first female captains, to the Star Trek Online universe to celebrate the game’s 12th anniversary. Captains will encounter both the Prime and Mirror universe versions of Katherine Janeway in a mission alongside Captain Killy (Mary Wiseman from Star Trek: Discovery) and Admiral Leeta (Chase Masterson from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine). Shadow’s Advance introduces a brand new featured episode for players to experience, plus an exciting new space TFO and anniversary event to unlock this year’s coveted prize, the T6 Jarok Alliance Carrier.
Check out the launch trailer for Star Trek Online: Shadow’s Advance here:
For the first time in Star Trek Online history, Captains will play the Mirror version of their own characters in the featured episode, “Red Shift.” Players will join Terran forces led by Marshall Janeway (Kate Mulgrew, who originated the character in Star Trek: Voyager and was recently featured in the new animated series Star Trek: Prodigy) to kidnap a person of great importance from Jupiter Station in Federation space. They will be joined by Captain Killy (Mary Wiseman), the Mirror version of Ensign Tilly from Star Trek: Discovery and Admiral Leeta (Chase Masterson), the Mirror Version of Leeta the Dabo girl from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. The game’s newest season follows their story from the perspective of Admiral Janeway from the Prime Universe, who is retelling the accounts of their actions.
Shadow’s Advance also celebrates Star Trek Online’s 12th anniversary, as the free-to-play MMORPG made its PC debut on February 2, 2010. Since its original release, millions of Captains from around the world have been exploring the Star Trek universe from within. The game’s massive repertoire spans 25 seasons, with over 750 starships, countless missions and more episodes than any other Star Trek series. To celebrate this milestone, the devs have brought back the Omega Molecule Stabilization mission, a fan- favorite event to help players earn this year’s anniversary ship, the T6 Jarok Alliance Carrier.
A full list of content featured in Shadow’s Advance includes:
New Featured Episode – In the new episode “Redshift,” players will team up with Marshal Janeway and her Terran forces to capture an important individual from a secure facility.
New Task Force Operation – Today’s season introduces a brand new five-captain space TFO called “Iuppiter Iratus.” Players will need to assemble a team of five and stop the Terran Empire from stealing data from Jupiter Station.
Anniversary Event – Back by popular demand, the devs have released the Omega Molecule Stabilization mission, which tasks players with stabilizing Omega molecules which Q has scattered throughout the galaxy. Participating in this event along with numerous episodes and TFOs associated with Mirror Universe, will unlock this year’s anniversary ship, the T6 Jarok Alliance Carrier.
Featured Star Trek Actors – Star Trek Online is excited to welcome Kate Mulgrew to the game, who originated the role of Captain Janeway in Star Trek: Voyager. Players will also team up with the vicious Captain Killy (Mary Wiseman from Star Trek: Discovery) and Admiral Leeta (Chase Masterson from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) who was recently featured in the last season, Reflections.