Announced earlier this moth, the official iOS app for the upcoming “Star Trek Into Darkness” movie has just been released.

The app is simply called Star Trek App. Essentially a promotional tool for the sequel to the hit 2009 reboot film, the app provides the latest news related to “Star Trek Into Darkness.”

But that’s not all. Star Trek App also challenges you to accomplish scavenger hunt missions that involve finding “Star Trek” content in the real world. By successfully completing these missions, you get to unlock a constellation of “Star Trek” videos and other goodies.

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The app offers three mission types:

  • Image Scan: Using the apps’ Image Scanner you’ll hunt for Star Trek images in the real world (i.e. outdoor billboards or posters in movie theaters)
  • Sound Scan: You’ll discover new content by using the scanner on the film’s video content (i.e. trailers, commercials, etc.)
  • Map Mission: Purposefully hunt for specific locations, or wander upon them with the app’s Geo-location technology

Optimized for iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 5.0 or later, Star Trek App is available now in the App Store for free.

Download the app now and prepare to unlock the first of many exclusive “Star Trek” materials by scanning a “Star Trek Into Darkness” commercial during Sunday’s Super Bowl.

“Star Trek Into Darkness,” whose official trailer appears above, opens in theaters on May 17.