Star Trek may feature universal translators, but the crew at Cryptic
has to make do with old fashioned techniques until the future catches up with us. As such, the studio has announced that it is relaunching Star Trek Online
in Europe to support its French- and German-speaking players.
Starting right now, the game, website
, forums, and game support will be available in all three languages. To further cater to European players, Cryptic has vowed to add more EU-friendly event timeslots.
Executive Producer Dan Stahl
hopes this will spread STO
across the world: "The launch of Star Trek Online
in Europe is the culmination of our efforts over the past several years to bring gamers the Star Trek universe on a truly massive scale."
All players can benefit from this European relaunch, as Q's coming back to celebrate with a double-XP bonus weekend. Anyone who logs in from today through Monday, April 2nd, at 1:00 p.m. EDT, will not only benefit from the a skill point and bridge officer point boost but can claim a free IDIC Tribble of his or her very own. The Tribble provides a unique buff to your character based on his, her, or its class -- and if you manage to get all three buffs on you at once, you'll be granted an additional boost to damage, resistance, and health regen.
[Source: Cryptic press release]