Director Paul Verhoeven’s Starship Troopers, based mostly on Robert A. Heinlein’s sci-fi novel of the identical identify, is being tailored as a real-time strategy game for PC. Titled Starship Troopers – Terran Command, the RTS guarantees a mixture of basic real-time mechanics, tower protection, and tactical unit deployment, in accordance to writer Slitherine.

Starship Troopers – Terran Command is in improvement at The Artistocrats, the Belgian studio behind the Order of Battle collection and Commander: The Great War. According to an official announcement from Slitherine, The Artistocrats studio proprietor and lead designer Lukas Nijsten has been engaged on Starship Troopers – Terran Command for greater than two years in anticipation of a 2020 launch.

Starship Troopers – Terran Command is about in the identical universe established by the 1997 movie. The strategy game will ship gamers to a human colony overrun by Arachnids, the alien insectoid race that assaults in large swarms. Players, because the Mobile Infantry, can have to reap the benefits of choke factors and elevation to fend off the Arachnid menace.

Here’s a short have a look at gameplay:

“We aimed to capture the essence of the original movie and its universe,” mentioned Iain McNeil, improvement director at Slitherine. “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.”

More particulars on the game can be found on Starship Troopers – Terran Command’s Steam page.

Starship Troopers was additionally the idea for one more real-time strategy game, Hasbro and Blue Tongue Entertainment’s Starship Troopers: Terran Ascendancy, which got here to PC in 2000.