Starship Troopers, the hit film and novel, is getting a real-time strategy game! Introducing Starship Trooper – Terran Command, an RTS game coming to PC in 2020.
Starship Trooper – Terran Command takes place in the same universe as the 1997 film adaption. The player will take command of a human colony that was overrun by Arachnids, the planet’s insectoid race. The aliens, which attack in massive swarms and have a firm hatred for humans. Outnumbered, players will have to use strategic positions around them to fend off the monsters.
“We aimed to capture the essence of the original movie and its universe. This is not only achieved by creating a coherent set of units and scenarios, but also by mimicking the language, visual elements, dialogues, and the little details that made the film such an iconic, cult feature.”Iain McNeil, development director at Slitherine (publisher)
Along with the announcement trailer, Slitherine released a short gameplay trailer, giving us a taste of how the game will operate. You can easily see how the Arachnids can overwhelm a base if it isn’t prepared.
Being developed by The Artistocrats, the same studio that made Order of Battles and Commander: The Great War, Starship Trooper – Terran Command has been in development in secret for the last two years. It’ll release some time in 2020 and the game page can be found on Steam now.
It’s worth noting that this isn’t the first time Starship Troopers had an RTS game based on it. In 2000, Hasbro published Starship Troopers: Terran Ascendancy.