Starship Troopers Extermination
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There have been a few Starship Troopers games over the years, many of which have more in common with the 1997 Paul Verhoeven film adaptation than the original 1959 novel.

Admittedly, the quality of these games has been a bit all over the place. In the year 2000, the Australian developer Blue Tongue Entertainment and publisher Hasbro joined forces on a real-time strategy game called Starship Troopers: Terran Ascendancy for PC, which received fairly average reviews. The British developer Strangelite then followed this up with an attempt at a Starship Troopers-themed first-person shooter in 2005, which the gaming press savaged for its bugs (technical, not alien) and disappointing deviations from the source material.

Since then, a further two games have been released, including 2010's disappointing mobile title Starship Troopers: Invasion Mobile Infantry from Spectre Media and this year's surprisingly decent Starship Troopers – Terran Command from Artistocrats. And now it seems that yet another licensed tie-in is also on the way.

Starship Troopers Extermination is another first-person shooter, which drops three squads of four onto a five-zone bug-infested map, called Planet Valaka. It's there that players must acquire resources, build and defend bases, complete objectives, and ultimately escape to an extraction point.

Players will be able to select from a choice of three classes (including Assault, Support, and Defence), with each of these having its own loadout, equipment, and perks you'll need to survive the increasingly deadly swarms that come your way.

Starship Troopers Extermination will launch on Steam Early Access in 2023 and will include five distinct bug types, to begin with: Drone, Warrior, Gunner, Plasma Grenadier, and Tiger Elite. We'll update you as soon as there's more info to share. For now, you can watch some pre-alpha gameplay footage below to see what you think.

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