Starship Troopers – Terran Command Livestream announced to offer indepth demonstration of the game mechanics. Starting at 5pm UK time 2nd February 2021.
It has been over 23 years since Starship Troopers first hit our television screens. With a mixture of immense gore, high intense action and subtle tongue in cheek parodies – The world was left captivated. And now Starship troopers is due another reboot, much like The movie was to Robert A. Heinlein’s book of the same name, This time it is being reimagined in the form of a Real-Time Strategy Game by Slitherine!
Starship Troopers – Terran Command looks to steer RTS into a different direction. instead of butting heads with enemy soldiers, with the survivor being decided on who brought the most firepower, Starship Troopers – Terran Command places the player in a disadvantageous position. In order to win you need to maximise tactical choke points, secure high ground positions, assume control of tactical outposts in order to quickly shuttle your troops around!
Starship Troopers – Terran Command Story Campaign
The campaign’s intro will be familiar to all who have seen the 1997 sci-fi film classic, Starship Troopers, from TriStar Pictures. You will first take part in the infamous attack on Klendathu: As in the movie, the action starts with a gung-ho assault, but soon takes a turn for the worse, culminating in a general retreat from the planet.
You will then be deployed to the harsh, desert planet of Kwalasha.
The demand for its rich mineral deposits has transformed the strategic importance of this once remote outpost. Previously a sparsely populated haven for those who felt the Federation had nothing to offer, it now plays a key part in humanity’s fight for survival. But somehow, despite the vigilance of the Fleet, Arachnid activity has been detected on the planet. Where did these bugs come from? How long have they been here? Why are they here now?
What is known is that the loyal men and women of the Mobile Infantry have boots on the ground! And they’re here to serve, defend the Federation, secure the vital mineral resources and protect the loyal citizens of Kwalasha.
Take part in this exciting military campaign, ship out to amazing and varied locations and experience the heroic war against the Bugs – all presented live on FedNet.
As the story unfolds, you will progress from a green platoon leader leading recruits fresh from training to a rugged veteran commanding elite forces across the wartorn planet.
The Starship Troopers Experience
Expect a genuine Starship Troopers feel: violence & gore are commonplace as entire platoons of fresh recruits are sent into the meat grinder, as part of their patriotic duty to the Federation.
Dismemberment, splats of bodily fluids and flying fragments, horrified screams, and flailing, crawling bodies will be the norm. The scenes of devastation standing jarring contrast to the boisterous and gung-ho attitude of the soldiers at your command, eager to prove their commitment to fighting for the Federation and earning their citizenship.
Accompanying the action is a riveting soundscape filled with thundering claws, deafening screeches, sprays of gunfire, and more, all complemented by a stirring musical score.
The game’s units and narrative draw inspiration not just from the original 1997 film but also from its sequels as well. It’s a big universe filled with dangerous bugs to encounter and deadly technology with which to squash them.
Starship Troopers – Terran Command Units & Abilities
An expansive range of unique units, weapons, and special abilities are at the disposal of Mobile Infantry commanders.
Infantry squads armed with Morita Assault Rifles and MX-90 Fragmentation Grenades form the mainstay of your forces. Rocket Troopers deliver deadly payloads with pinpoint accuracy while Engineers vitally shore up defensive positions with MG turrets, barricades, and minefields.
As the campaign progresses, technological breakthroughs unlock the true potential of the Federation’s arsenal with E-Pulse rifles, TAC Fighter airstrikes, heavily armed Marauder mechs, and many more developments optimized for spraying Bug ichor across the battlefield.
The units list is extensive and draws from sources across the film franchise.
Starship Troopers – Terran Command Skirmish Modes
There are additional “skirmish” mode scenarios, which will extend the re-playability of the game. These allow the player to test the knowledge and skills they have built up during the Campaign on specifically designed maps. There are several possible flavours of skirmish mission types, like Advanced Skills Tests, Survival, Kill Count and more.
Will Starship Troopers – Terran Command Have Online Multiplayer?
There has been no announcement of Starship Troopers – Terran Command being online. The main focus on the game appears to be the single player experience.
Starship Troopers – Terran Command Livestream
At the date of posting, the 2nd of February, Slitherine are hosting a livestream in order to showcase the features within Starship Troopers -Terran Command. Go check it out! If you miss it, you could always catch it on demand!
Head on over to check it out, starting at 5pm UK time! https://www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup
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