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Starship Troopers: Terran Command announced for 2020

Slitherine LTD and The Artistocrats have announced Starship Troopers: Terran Command, a real-time strategy game set in the same universe as the iconic 1997 film.

Terran Command tasks you with defending a human colony from an invading horde of Arachnids. The enemy has virtually limitless numbers, forcing you to use the terrain to your advantage while deploying your units to strategic locations. This battle for survival unfolds as part of the game's dynamically generated campaign mode, allowing for strong replay potential.

"If you take one of the most iconic movies from the 90s and shape it into a strategy game of survival, that mixes classic real-time mechanics, tower defense and tactical deployment of units then you have 'Starship Troopers – Terran Command' in a nutshell," said Slitherine development director Iain McNeil.

Terran Command includes a wide array of unique units, weapons, and special abilities. Infantry squads, who make up the bulk of your forces, come armed with Morita Assault Rifles and MX-90 Fragmentation Grenades. Rocket Troopers bombard their targets with deadly payloads, while Engineers reinforce your defenses with MG turrets, barricades, and minefields. As the game progresses, you'll unlock technological breakthroughs via the extensive technology tree, letting you  customize your forces with upgrades like Power Armor infantry squads, TAC Fighter airstrikes, and Marauder mobile suits.

"When creating this game, we aimed to capture the essence of the original movie and its universe," continued McNeil. "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."

Starship Troopers: Terran Command releases in 2020. You can check out the first look at gameplay and wishlist the title on Steam. It's unclear whether Slitherine plans to bring the RTS to PlayStation, Xbox, or Switch.