Star Trek: The Game is set in the alternate timeline featured in the recent J.J. Abrams movie and its sequel, Into Darkness, and will continue the story of that version of the Enterprise crew.
The story in the game is set between the events of those two films, as a hostile alien race (the Gorn) invades federation space and the crew of the USS Enterprise fight to protect the Federation. The script was written by Marianne Krawczyk and is considered canon.
Players will be able to control either James T. Kirk or Spock in both single player and co-operative modes, and they will be voiced by the cast of the films. In the storyline, Kirk and Spock discover that a group of scientists who were developing a new Vulcan homeworld have torn a hole in space with the devise they were using. This tear in space allows the Gorn to invade.