Perfect World Entertainment announced today that a new free expansion entitled Delta Rising was available for Star Trek Online.
Delta Rising expands on the story from Star Trek: Voyager, enabling the player to discover an expansive storyline and new gameplay mechanics. The story is set 32 years after the events of Voyager and is set in the Delta Quadrant, an area of space recently opened up by an ancient Iconian Gateway.
Several actors from the Voyager series have been used to voice the characters including Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine), Robert Picardo (The Doctor), Garrett Wang (Harry Kim), Ethan Phillips (Neelix) and Tim Russ (Tuvok).
Star Trek Online: Delta Rising also introduces the first player level cap increase in four years, raising the cap to 60. This will enable players to unlock a new tier of ships, gear and officers. Several species are also given new depth including the Talaxians, Ocampans, Kazon and the dangerous Vaadwaur.
Stephen D'Angelo, Executive Producer of Star Trek Online had this to say on the new expansion.
"With Star Trek Online: Delta Rising, our team continues to build on our vision of creating the most immersive experience for science-fiction fans. The franchise is acclaimed for creating strong storylines, and being able to dig deeper and further develop theVoyager narrative was an honor for a team full of Star Trek fans."
Star Trek Online is a free to play MMORPG that allows players to create their own destiny, either as Captain of their own Federation Starship or as a Klingon Warrior, championing the Empire through the far reaches of the Galaxy.
In the game players have the chance to visit iconic locations from the popular Star Trek fiction, reach out to unexplored star systems and make contact with new alien species.
To download and play Star Trek Online today for free, visit the Official Website