Star Trek Online has a history of bringing iconic characters from the universe to its game, and today during Star Trek Day, Cryptic revealed that Wil Wheaton would be reprising his role as Wesley Crusher in the upcoming Star Trek Online: Ascension.
The new trailer was unveiled by Paramount Plus during Star Trek Day today, giving a glimpse into the story that Ascension might be telling. STO brings Crusher to the game universe as Emperor Crusher, the emperor in the Terran Empire in Star Trek Online's Mirror Universe storyline.
Via today's press release:
"Things have escalated in the Mirror Universe, as the Terran emperor is attempting to control The Other, the Mirror version of V’ger – a dangerous entity of tremendous power. Up until this point, the identity of the leader behind the Terran Empire’s strategic incursions into the Prime Universe has remained a secret. However, players team up with former enemy-turned-ally, Admiral Leeta (voiced by Chase Masterson from Deep Space Nine) and learn that the Emperor is none other than the Mirror version of Wesley Crusher from The Next Generation (voiced by Wil Wheaton). In order to stop the Terran Emperor from threatening both the Prime and Mirror Universes, the Federation will need to stop him from controlling The Other, all while fighting off his forces led by the dreaded Captain Killy (voiced by Mary Wiseman from Discovery)."
Star Trek Online: Ascension brings a new episode, "Eye of the Storm," as well as a new 5-player ground TFO, "Storm Chasers." Additionally, players can take part in a new event called "The Emperor's Will" to earn a new T6 ship, the Terran Somerville.
Star Trek Online's Ascension update will release on PC next week on September 13th, with consoles coming at a later date. You can check out the trailer in the embed above.