Starship Troopers Gets the RTS Treatment it Deserves in 2020

The only good bug is a dead bug, and you’ll be tasked with trying to wipe them out in an all new real-time strategy game, Starship Troopers: Terran Command

I love Starship Troopers (even the goofy direct-to-DVD sequels have their charms) and I love RTS games. Putting these two things together seems like a title made specifically for me, which is exactly what’s happening!

Game publisher Slitherine along with Belgium developers The Aristocrats have announced Starship Troopers: Terran Command, an all new real-time strategy game set within the same universe as the original Paul Verhoeven film. The movie (which is pretty different from Robert A. Heinlein’s novel) seems perfectly suited for the RTS genre, where hordes of arachnid aliens must be battled back by large scale human forces.

“We aimed to capture the essence of the original movie and its universe,” said Slitherine’s Development Director Iain 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.”

I’m all in on this game and eager to get my hands on it. Sadly, there’s no release date for it just yet, but the developers say it’s set to arrive next year. So it’s time to update your most anticipated lists!