We’ve been through the Age of Discovery, and celebrated a Legendary Anniversary, but now it’s time to return to 2411 for good, Captains. Welcome to the Year of Klingon. Welcome to House Divided. In this epic new update for Star Trek Online, a brand new face is joining our stories cast – Robert O’Reilly, who played Chancellor Gowron in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, is joining the cast as Aakar, Gowron’s ancestor and a loyal servant of the treacherous Ju’la. Players have already met Aakar in The Rise of Discovery, but Robert O’Reilly brings a new dimension and character to the role. Gowron was a brilliant, crafty leader, and time will tell if those traits came from his Grandfather.
In addition, an old fan favorite returns. J.G. Hertzler is stepping back into the role of Martok, rejoining our cast as our focus turns again to the Klingon Empire. With the incursion of J’ula into the modern era, more and more Klingons are listening to her message of a return to “traditional” ways. What side will Martok choose?
The classic Klingon tutorial experience, one of our favorites, has been given a visual overhaul, with new environments, new cutscenes, voice overs, and more. Playing this classic story now feels like a brand new game. In addition, characters like J’Mpok, Adet’pa, Kagran and Worf have been given entirely new models, as have several classic Klingon ships, and there are new hair and face options for male Klingon Captains. This is the only the beginning of the Year of Klingon, and the classic updates will continue as we move forward.
Those seeking the power of time itself can engage in the House Divided event, playing through the brand new TFO, Best Served Cold, three new Patrols, or the two new episodes in the House Divided story to earn themselves a Red Angel Suit. This powerful armor allows your character to transform into a flying warrior capable of sending their enemies through time itself. The Angel’s Wake Lock Box continues the love from Discovery Season 2, giving your characters access to the Ba’ul Sentry Vessel, with one of the most impressive abilities in the game so far.
How you play is up to you, but make sure you retain your honor. The Year of Klingon has only just begun. Qapla’, Captains.