Starship Troopers is re-entering your life as a real-time strategy game in 2020 in case it was what’s missing in your life.
The game will see you take the reigns of the Mobile Infantry against the ominous Arachnid threat promising to invade. It’s summed up as “Heroics, explosions, gore, and Bugs. Lots of Bugs” if you needed another reason to be intrigued.
Starship Troopers, the movie based on the novel of the same name, was largely derided by critics when it was released in 1997. It’s since had a resurgence in appreciation with A.V. Club’s Ignatiy Vishnevetsky giving it fifth on the best movies of 1997. He described it as “close as we have to a parody of modern-day jingoism, and yet it still has the gall to be tremendously fun.”
Since then, four more have entered the series with the latest, Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars, being released in 2017.
So, while you wait for the game, go give it a watch (or rewatch) and if you’re brave enough, turn it into a marathon.
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