New Star Trek: The Next Generation Gambling Game from Aristocrat to Debut Next Month
Star Trek is continuing its mission to go boldly into the gambling machine market.
Aristocrat Technologies, makers of the EDGE X cabinet (aka a fancy slot machine), have licensed Star Trek: The Next Generation for a new game, which they will debut at next month’s Global Gaming Expo.
In a press release, Jon Hanlin, Aristocrat’s Vice President Commercial Strategy, Gaming Operations, said, “We are big fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and our design and development teams have taken that inspiration and combined it with their passion for play. The result is an innovative game featuring sights and sounds from the series that takes full advantage of the EDGE X cabinet's cinematic design, and will entertain long-time fans and newer fans alike."
This announcement comes just months after rival GameCo announced its own “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Red Alert” game at the Star Trek Las Vegas Convention in August.
Two slightly puzzling licensing choices on the part of CBS, given the Star Trek ethos of a post-scarcity society.
Fans wanting to try out the new TNG game should make plans to attend the aforementioned Global Gaming Expo, which takes place October 14th through 17th, in Las Vegas.
This article was written for the podcast Daily Star Trek News.
Alison Pitt is the writer, producer, and host of Daily Star Trek News, on the Roddenberry Podcast Network. A veteran Star Trek podcaster, she started her career on the weekly show Priority One: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast in 2015. She has appeared on panels at Star Trek Las Vegas, WonderCon, and San Diego Comic Con.