As fans everywhere had hoped, Paramount Pictures and Namco Bandai Games America confirmed that Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto will voice the characters of Captain James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock respectively in the upcoming Star Trek video game. It’s a reprise of the roles the two actors played in producer and director J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek movie.

The two companies also used their presence at 2012 E3 to reveal that the game’s primary villain will be the Gorn, a reptilian race known for being destructive, devious and bloodthirsty in their constant campaigns of conquest.

The Star Trek game is from Ontario-based developer Digital Extremes, under a license from CBS Consumer Products, with production being overseen by Brian Miller, senior vice president at Paramount Pictures and game producer.

It’s a co-op game that is inspired by Abrams’ film but which is a standalone adventure. Star Trek the game is written by BAFTA award winner and God of War writer Marianne Krawczyk in collaboration with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, who also serve as writers and producers for the upcoming Star Trek film.

“Players are in for a truly authentic experience with the combination of talent we have assembled bringing this action adventure game to life,” said LeeAnne Stables, Paramount Pictures’ president of Consumer Products and head of the studio’s video game unit.

“There are certain elements at the core of Star Trek – insurmountable odds, exploration, villains like the Gorn and heroes like Kirk and Spock,” said Carlson Choi, vice president of Marketing and Namco Bandai Games America Inc. “Our goal is to pull gamers as deep into the Star Trek universe as possible and an integral part of that is the talent that make these characters their own.”

Related links:

“Star Trek” video game – official site

Namco Bandai – corporate site

Image shows Mr. Spock in a frame from the “Star Trek” video game