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Starship Troopers the 1998 sci-fi action satire from acclaimed director Paul Verhoeven is without a doubt a stone cold classic. Since its release there have been a few mediocre sequels, animated films, and even an animated series. All failing to live up to the original. And now publisher Slitherine is teaming up with Sony Pictures for Starship Troopers - Terran Command.

Which, as a strategy game, sounds a bit like They Are Billions. Here's the teaser cinematic.

“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”, says Iain McNeil, Development Director at Slitherine. “Modern strategy games are fast-paced and they successfully blend unit management, survival and captivating storytelling. Nothing is more suited to this type of gameplay than the Starship Troopers universe, where there is a continuous sense of danger and uncertainty”.

Players will take control of a human colony overrun by Arachnids, in a nod to one of the most iconic scenes from the original movie, as they build defenses and place grunts strategically across the map. Here's a look at some early gameplay.

“When creating this game, we aimed to capture the essence of the original movie and its universe," Iain McNeil continues. "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.”

Development is being handled by Belgian development studio The Artistocrats, with a planned 2020 release on PC. If it manages to capture the tone and feel of the original movie in addition to nailing its defensive strategy mechanics then this could be something worth checking out.

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