UK publisher Slitherine LTD are partnering up with Belgian development studio The Artistocrats (Order of Battle, Commander: The Great War) to make a new game based on the Starship Troopers film.
According to Slitherine, the game will feature complex mechanics and deep gameplay systems, along with a “wide variety of options to turn a fast-paced strategy game into a mind-bending experience that involves multiple solutions to a very basic problem: to kill a lot of bugs.” Judging from the trailer, it looks like some of those options include air strikes and giant mechs, and, of course, portable nukes.
Development Director Iain McNeil spoke about the game using the film as inspiration to create an authentic feeling experience:
“When creating this game, 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.
“Modern strategy games are fast-paced and they successfully blend unit management, survival and captivating storytelling,” continued McNeil. “Nothing is more suited to this type of gameplay than the Starship Troopers universe, where there is a continuous sense of danger and uncertainty.”
There’s no solid release date yet, with the game said to be coming to PC sometime next year.
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