The upcoming Star Trek video game from Darkness II developer Digital Extremes will be released on April 26, publisher Namco Bandai has announced.

The game is based on a stand-alone storyline that continues the adventure of Kirk and Spock as they work together to stop a long-standing enemy race bent on conquering the galaxy.

The story is being penned by BAFTA award winner and God of War writer Marianne Krawczyk in collaboration with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, writers and producers for the upcoming Star Trek film.

Built from the ground up as a co-op experience, Star Trek lets players control both Kirk and Spock across unexplored planets and enemy battleships with the latest 23rd century weapons and gear.

According to Namco, Kirk and Spock’s complementary personalities result in the most fully realised and varied co-op experiences for this console generation.

Star Trek film actors Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto have lent their voices and the whole cast from JJ Abrams' 2009 film reboot have lent their likenesses to the production.

Star Trek is due out on April 26 on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Windows PC.