Today, Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a leading publisher of online games, and Cryptic Studios announced Captain Janeway from Star Trek: Voyager will make her Star Trek Online debut in Shadow’s Advance, the game’s new anniversary season which releases on PC today after maintenance and on consoles in March. The dev team is excited to welcome Kate Mulgrew, who originated the role and made Star Trek history as one of the IP’s first female captains, to the Star Trek Online universe to celebrate the game’s 12th anniversary. Captains will encounter both the Prime and Mirror universe versions of Katherine Janeway in a mission alongside Captain Killy (Mary Wiseman from Star Trek: Discovery) and Admiral Leeta (Chase Masterson from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine). Shadow’s Advance introduces a brand new featured episode for players to experience, plus an exciting new space TFO and anniversary event to unlock this year’s coveted prize, the T6 Jarok Alliance Carrier.

For the first time in Star Trek Online history, Captains will play the Mirror version of their own characters in the featured episode, “Red Shift.” Players will join Terran forces led by Marshall Janeway (Kate Mulgrew, who originated the character in Star Trek: Voyager and was recently featured in the new animated series Star Trek: Prodigy) kidnap a person of great importance from Jupiter Station in Federation space. They will be joined by Captain Killy (Mary Wiseman), the Mirror version of Ensign Tilly from Star Trek: Discovery, and Admiral Leeta (Chase Masterson), the Mirror Version of Leeta the Dabo girl from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. The game’s newest season follows their story from the perspective of Admiral Janeway from the Prime Universe, who is retelling the accounts of their actions. 

Shadow’s Advance also celebrates Star Trek Online’s 12th anniversary, as the free-to-play MMORPG made its PC debut on February 2, 2010. Since its original release, millions of Captains from around the world have been exploring the Star Trek universe from within. The game’s massive repertoire spans 25 seasons, with over 750 starships, countless missions, and more episodes than any other Star Trek series. To celebrate this milestone, the devs have brought back the Omega Molecule Stabilization mission, a fan- favorite event to help players earn this year’s anniversary ship, the T6 Jarok Alliance Carrier.

A full list of content featured in Shadow’s Advance includes:

  • New Featured Episode – In the new episode “Redshift,” players will team up with Marshal Janeway and her Terran forces to capture an important individual from a secure facility. 
  • New Task Force Operation – Today’s season introduces a brand new five-captain space TFO called “Iuppiter Iratus.” Players will need to assemble a team of five and stop the Terran Empire from stealing data from Jupiter Station.
  • Anniversary Event – Back by popular demand, the devs have released the Omega Molecule Stabilization mission, which tasks players with stabilizing Omega molecules which Q has scattered throughout the galaxy. Participating in this event along with numerous episodes and TFOs associated with Mirror Universe, will unlock this year’s anniversary ship, the T6 Jarok Alliance Carrier.
  • Featured Star Trek Actors – Star Trek Online is excited to welcome Kate Mulgrew to the game, who originated the role of Captain Janeway in Star Trek: Voyager. Players will also team up with the vicious Captain Killy (Mary Wiseman from Star Trek: Discovery) and Admiral Leeta (Chase Masterson from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) who was recently featured in the last season, Reflections.

Star Trek Online is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online game that allows players to explore the Star Trek universe from within. Players can forge their own destiny as Captain of a Federation starship, champion the Empire through the far reaches of the galaxy as a Klingon Warrior, rebuild the Romulan legacy as the commander of a Romulan Republic Warbird or carry out daring missions on behalf of the Dominion as a Jem’Hadar soldier. Captains can also explore iconic locations from the Star Trek universe, make contact with new alien species, and battle alongside other players in customizable starships. Star Trek Online is currently available on PC, PlayStation®4, and Xbox One.


Perfect World Entertainment is a leading publisher of online games in North America and Europe. The company is known for creating and publishing titles based on well-known global entertainment franchises, such as Star TrekDungeons & Dragons, and Magic: The Gathering. Its product portfolio also includes the popular Torchlight series, as well as Remnant: From the Ashes, in partnership with development studio Gunfire Games. Founded in 2008, Perfect World Entertainment games have cumulatively grossed over $1 billion in their lifetimes. The company is a subsidiary of Perfect World Group and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.


Cryptic Studios, Inc. is a leading developer of online games committed to delivering the next level of gameplay. Cryptic Studios, Inc. develops AAA titles for PC and is rapidly diversifying its portfolio of games to expand beyond the traditional MMORPG genre. Its successfully launched titles include Champions Online: Free for All, Star Trek Online, and Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter. Cryptic Studios, Inc., a subsidiary of Perfect World Group, is located in Los Gatos, CA.


ViacomCBS Consumer Products (VCP) oversees all licensing and merchandising for ViacomCBS Inc. (Nasdaq: VIACA, VIAC), a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, VCP’s portfolio includes a diverse slate of brands and content from BET, CBS (including CBS Television Studios and CBS Television Distribution), Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, and Showtime. With properties spanning animation, live-action, preschool, youth, and adult, VCP is committed to creating the highest quality product for some of the world’s most beloved, iconic franchises. Additionally, VCP oversees the direct-to-consumer online business for CBS’ programming merchandise, as well as standalone SpongeBob, MTV, Star Trek, and Showtime, branded e-commerce websites.

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