Considering the cult classic that it’s become over the past few years, we’re a bit shocked that no one has tried to make a first-person shooter based on Starship Troopers. Especially when you consider how popular the Earth Defense Force games are. I mean, the formula is right there!
But, at last, Offworld Industries gets it, and has announced Starship Troopers: Extermination, which will debut in 2023 on Steam. The game is a lightning quick first-person shooter for up to 12 players, as they join together to take on all sorts of bugs.
“Suit up and ship out to a far-off front as a Trooper in the Deep Space Vanguard, an elite Special Forces group within the Mobile Infantry. It’s up to squads like yours to battle against hundreds of bloodthirsty insectoid aliens and take back fallen colonies for the Federation. The only good Bug is a dead Bug!” the game’s official description reads.
Here’s a full feature list for when the game will launch into Early Access next year:
- Cooperative Gameplay – 12 players can team up in squads of four to defend your base, complete objectives, gather resources, and try to kill every Bug in sight
- Three Playable Classes – Choose from Assault, Support, and Defense classes to best suit your playstyle and support the rest of your squad.
- Build Defenses – Construct walls, towers, ammo stations, and more using resources acquired from planetside refineries
- Class Progression System – Unlock new weapons, equipment, and perks for each class to become an elite warfighter of the Deep Space Vanguard
- 5 Unique Bug Types – At Early Access launch encounter Drone, Warrior, Gunner, Plasma Grenadier, and Tiger Elite enemy Bugs during planetside missions.
- Escalating Infestation Levels – Increasing Bug threat levels during missions bring bigger and more dangerous enemies to the fight
- Large-scale Battles – A massive map with five unique zones, and swarm-based combat with hundreds of enemy Bugs on screen delivers the sense of an overwhelming planetary war
- Ground War – Retake bases and refineries, destroy hives, and complete a variety of side objectives to wrest control of the map away from the Bug menace
- Ping System – Communication is key! The ‘Ping’ system gives players a quick and easy way to callout points of interest, objectives, incoming enemies, and more to teammates
Honestly, it sounds terrific, and the teaser trailer, below, gives you a good idea of what’s in store. Now if we can just get a console release…
Expect more information on Starship Troopers in the month’s ahead!
How about you treat yourself to a console this holiday season? Because we’re giving one away!