‘Star Trek Online’ pre-order perks include a free ship

Gaming, PC, RPGs, Sci-Fi & Fantasy

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GameStop is offering some cool perks for customers who pre-order Star Trek Online through them.

Early adopters who reserve the MMORPG at $49.99 will launch their five-year mission with the GameStop exclusive Constitution-class starship, the same type of wessel seen in the original Star Trek TV series with Captain James T. Kirk at the conn. The limited-edition ship is upgradable and comes with “blue phasers and an extra engineering mod slot.”

In addition to the ship offered through GameStop, pre-order customers also receive access to an open beta (Jan. 12-26, 2010) and the Star Trek Online Head Start, which offers gamers an opportunity to begin playing the final product days before it releases.

Also available: a “collector’s edition” for $79.99, which includes the bonus starship, plus all this:

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Deluxe Packaging: Futuristic 3dX holography set in a high quality brushed aluminum finish. Heavy duty construction with magnetic closures and nested compartments for all components.
Deluxe Manual: High end, hardbound, art book, manual, and disc case in a single, elegant package. “HD Printing” on over 40 glossy pages of exclusive art from the Star Trek Online Universe.
Communicator Badge: High quality cast metal design based on the in-game badge model. Fully 3d Sculpted with recessed burst and curved contours. Guest Passes: Credit card style buddy passes to invite three of your friends for a ten day trial of Star Trek Online.
Red Matter Capacitor: A unique item that charges up and delivers extra energy to all of your ship’s equipment for a short time. A device that, when used, gives you a small bump in energy, has a long recharge.
Next Generation Uniform: Uniform Options from and the Next Generation. The timeless look worn by Picard, Data and Riker.
“Deep Space Nine” Uniform: Uniform Options from the “Deep Space Nine” Series. Grey shoulders, on a black uniform, just like Sisko, Worf and Dax.

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