Starship Troopers is being turned into an RTS, probably won't have an iconic shower scene


We’re gonna need a bigger can of Raid

It’s a little bit Earth Defense Force, a little bit Command & Conquer, and a little bit schlocky 90s cinema. There are a billion bugs, and you’re going to exterminate them all.

Starship Troopersis being adapted into a real-time strategy game. Starship Troopers: Terran Commandputs you in charge of the human effort in the mismatched war against the Arachnids. We have firepower; they have a lot of bugs.

Terran Command‘sSteam pagementions a lot of features including: Dozens of unit types that all have their own abilities; a dynamically-generated campaign for “virtually limitless replayability;” a moral choice system in the campaign where you can obey or rebel against the wishes of your commanding officers (these decisions open up unique units and abilities); a true line of sight system, meaning you can only see what’s visible to your units; and the use of elevation and chokepoints to take the strategic high ground against those dumb bug-brained bugs.

Starship Troopers: Terran Commandis being developed by The Aristocrats, the studio responsible for RTS Order of Battle. It’s funded by strategy publisher Slitherine. There’s no exact release date yet, butStarship Troopers: Terran Command is slated to launch sometime next year. Unless those bugs send another asteroid to Earth and demolish another major city. Then Johnny Rico starts kicking ass immediately.