The cult sci-fi film Starship Troopers shares its name with the novel written by Robert A. Heinlein in 1959, and even though it is a bit more satyrical and less critic than the original novel, it still managed to become quite popular. The story of Johnny Rico as he joins the military and his adventures in the war between the Mobile Infantry and the alien race known as the Bugs were also used as inspiration for the creation of a first-person shooter also called Starship Troopers, which was released in 2005. Quite unexpectedly, it seems that the franchise is getting another video game in the future because Slitherine has just announced the real-time strategy game called Starship Troopers: Terran Command.

Starship Troopers: Terran Command is based on the universe shown in the movie and it will put you in control of the Mobile Infantry during the war against the Arachnid threat. In your attempt to save humanity you will have to make the best use of your units to counter the almost unlimited number of troops that the aliens can deploy.

You will have a wide range of troops at your disposal, from infantry units armed with Morita Assault Rifles and MX-90 Fragmentation Grenades to engineers capable of deploying turrets and mines. As the campaign progresses you will develop technology to upgrade your troops with new weaponry which, at the same time, will open a variety of new strategic options to you.

Starship Troopers: Terran Command – Bugs assaulting a MI outpost

According to Iain McNeil, development director at Slitherine, Starship Troopers: Terran Command wants to stay as true as possible to the movie:

“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.”

With dynamically generated campaigns, Starship Troopers: Terran Command promises high replayability that will keep the fans of the genre and the movie glued to their PCs for long hours. The game will be released next year, but an accurate release date has not been revealed yet.

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