The release date for Starship Troopers: Extermination, a 12-player squad-based co-op FPS based on the 1997 film, has been announced. It’s the latest game from Offworld Industries, the Canadian developer and publisher behind tactical FPS Squad and, most recently, the 50v50 multiplayer shooter Beyond the Wire, and it’ll be available on Steam Early Access next year
“Joined the Deep Space Vanguard, an elite Special Forces unit within the Mobile Infantry.” And prepare to stomp some Bug, because no Trooper will ever be alone as they line up shoulder-to-shoulder with their fellow Vanguards, trusty Morita Assault Rifles in hand, to battle hordes of bloodthirsty insectoid aliens on the hostile surface of the planet Valka.
“Collaborate to complete objectives, acquire resources, construct and defend your base of operations, and then flee to the extraction point together.”
Starship Troopers: Extermination Key Features
- Cooperative Gameplay – 12 players can work together in four-player squads to defend their base, complete objectives, gather resources, and try to kill every Bug in sight.
- Three Classes to Choose From – Choose between Assault, Support, and Defense classes to best suit your playstyle and support the rest of your squad.
- Build Defenses – Using resources obtained from planetside refineries, build walls, towers, ammo stations, and more.
- Class Progression System – Unlock new weapons, equipment, and perks for each class to become an elite Deep Space Vanguard warfighter.
- Battles on a grand scale A massive map with five distinct zones and swarm-based combat with hundreds of enemy Bugs on screen creates the impression of a massive planetary war.
- Ground Warfare – Retake bases and refineries, destroy hives, and complete a variety of side objectives to wrest control of the map from the Bug threat.
- Ping system – Communication is essential! The ‘Ping’ system allows players to quickly and easily alert teammates to points of interest, objectives, incoming enemies, and other information.
Among other things, Starship Troopers: Extermination will have three playable classes (Assault, Support, and Defense), a class progression system, five unique bug types, “a massive map with five unique zones,” and a ping communication system.