Last year, we posted an image from the upcoming Star Trek: The Video Game revealing what the Gorn would look like in the game, which will be available for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and for Download starting April 23, 2013. The Gorn species was introduced in the original Star Trek episode “Arena” and has since become a fan favorite.
In the 1967 episode, Captain James T. Kirk, played by William Shatner, is forced to battle the Gorn captain to the death. Now, in a new video created to promote the upcoming video game, Shatner has a rematch with the Gorn, reenacting their classic melee.
Watch the video here below! Also embedded below is the original Kirk vs. Gorn scene from “Arena.”
This new video with Shatner and the Gorn is just plain awesomeness. Every Trek fan loves the “Arena” episode and the hand-to-hand combat portion of the fight is a standout, especially since it looks like they’re moving in slow motion (and the rock throw has been endlessly parodied through the years). In this long-awaited rematch, the old foes find they might not be up for a physical battle, but one thing’s for sure, you can still box the Gorn’s ears to great affect! The new video game actually has the Kirk and Spock and the Enterprise crew from the J.J. Abrams rebooted Star Trek universe, and has them fighting an updated version of the Gorn, featuring several characters from the species. In the original episode, we only got to see the one Gorn, but the video game has more characters, including female Gorn.
The highly anticipated STAR TREK: THE VIDEO GAME features a vastly updated version of the Gorn as the key foe to legendary duo Kirk and Spock. Players take on the roles of Kirk and Spock, who work together to get to the heart of a mysterious attack by an enemy with unimaginable strength – a re-imagined version of the Gorn. In an entirely original story, written by BAFTA award winner Marianne Krawczyk, the Gorn is a terrifying threat, with an army that could overwhelm Kirk, Spock and the crew of the Enterprise.
Star Trek: The Video Game will be released on April 23 in North America and April 26 worldwide by Paramount Pictures and NAMCO Bandai Games.