Squash the bugs and save the world
Developer Slitherine has teamed up with Sony Pictures for real-time strategy game Starship Troopers – Terran Command, scheduled to launch on PC next year.
“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’s Iain McNeil.
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The game is based on the 1997 Paul Verhoeven adaptation of the Robert A. Heinlein novel – famous for its cheerfully dystopian tone and unisex showers – and will feature a campaign mode where the story and missions “develop according to your choices and achievements on the battlefield.”
If you stick to Terran Command’s orders, you are rewarded with special units and abilities – but if you use your better judgement instead of following your superiors’ occasionally suicidal edicts, you can become a true hero of the federation.
“When creating this game, we aimed to capture the essence of the original movie and its universe,” added McNeil. Belgian developer The Aristocrats have been quietly toiling away on the game for nearly 2 years already, and with a bit of luck they will have squashed all the bugs in time for the game’s 2020 release.
Time For A Quick Daily Quiz?
Which of these characters is NOT a boss from the Metal Gear Solid Series
- Laughing Octopus
- The Sorrow
- Liquid Raven
Play as Link in Super Mario Maker 2
Super Mario Maker 2 will be updated once again on December 5th, featuring a bunch of new content: New course parts, a new game mode called ‘Ninji Speedruns’ and a bunch of new power-ups.
In addition to Spike, Pokey, Frozen Coin, P-Block and Dash Block there’s a Master Sword power-up that transforms you into Link, who can swing his sword, block, throw bombs and shoot arrows to traverse all-new challenges.
P.T.’s Silent Hills rumoured to have had ‘real-world messages feature’
Rumour has it that the cancelled Kojima-helmed Silent Hills would have been able to contact the player in real-life with emails and text messages. Unfortunately, the project fell apart when Kojima left Konami, and all that ever saw the light of day was the now-legendary P.T. demo. Since then, the franchise has lain fallow, unless you count Konami’s gambling machine adaptations – which is almost too horrible to conceive of.
Tales of Phantasia didn’t have room for other people’s side of the story
Namco Bandai’s Tales of Phantasia for Super Famicom was originally going to provide three different perspectives on the story. Unfortunately, this was 1995 and cartridges didn’t have a lot of storage space, so they cut it down to Cress Albane’s story. You could also play briefly as Rhea Scarlet, but her segment was considerably shorter than originally intended…
Wolf Team planned to let you play as Winona Pickford, who meets and follows the game’s villain Dhaos, and sees him transition from idealism to brutality. Afterwards, the story would focus on Rhea Scarlet, recently orphaned by Dhaos’ war effort before finally introducing Cress Albane. Since the developers had to compromise, the story ended up focusing on just Cress Albane.