Bethesda Softworks has announced that all the actors who have played Star Trek captains throughout the show's multiple series will be collaborating on the forthcoming Star Trek: Legacy.
Marking the first time all five actors have worked together on a single project, Bethesda is aiming to provide fans of the series with a true representation of the show and its principle stars, drawing on the famous voices for a storyline which spans every Star Trek series.
Todd Vaughn, Bethesda's VP of development, commented: "We are absolutely thrilled to have the five actors who portrayed the Star Trek captains take part in this project. Their participation, especially since it takes place during the seriesâ 40th anniversary, will add to the fun and excitement of the game and emphasizes our commitment to provide fans with the most authentic Star Trek experience possible."
William Shatner will resume his role as the original Captain James T. Kirk (1966-1969), Patrick Stewart voices The Next Generation's Captain Jean-Luc Picard (1987-1994) and Avery Brookes returns as Deep Space Nine's Captain Benjamin Lafayette Sisko (1993-1999).
Star Trek Voyager's Captain Kathryn Janeway (1995-2001) will be voiced once again by Kate Mulgrew, with Scott Bakula resuming his role of Captain Jonathan Archer for Star Trek: Enterprise (2001-2005).
Commenting on the move, veteran actor and original captain William Shatner stated: "I am delighted to have the chance to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Trek with my fellow captains by providing our voices to Star Trek: Legacy.
"Bethesda Softworks has done an excellent job in creating an exciting game that stays true to Star Trekâs roots and accurately incorporates elements from each series."
The game is being developed by Mad Doc Studios, under guidance and direction from Bethesda. Star Trek: Legacy's scripts have been collaboratively created by veteran Star Trek writer DC Fontana, and the game is scheduled for an autumn release on PC and Xbox 360.