It is a good time to be a fan of licensed real-time technique video games primarily based on sci-fi licenses. At The Sport Awards final week, Funcom introduced a new RTS based on Dune, and immediately writer Slitherine showcased not one however two others it has within the pipe: Terminator: Darkish Destiny – Defiance, and Stargate: Timekeepers.
Stargate: Timekeepers was first introduced again in Could, however Slitherine revealed a primary take a look at gameplay throughout its House of Wargamers occasion earlier immediately on Twitch. Set within the SG-1 universe, Timekeepers is a small-scale ways sport with a 14-mission marketing campaign that sees Commander Eva McCain and her workforce supporting the unit in its battle in opposition to the forces of Anubis. Later within the marketing campaign, they’re going to additionally assist the Jaffa Resistance, lead a strike in opposition to Moloc, pursue an alliance with the Unas, and get caught in a time loop—all of which is able to probably sound acquainted to SG-1 followers.
As McCain, gamers will lead a workforce of specialists, human and in any other case, every with distinct units of expertise that allow completely different approaches to issues. The alternatives you make will matter, based on Slitherine. Stargate: Timekeepers has “a number of potential outcomes,” though in line with the character of the supply materials, alien expertise will allow you and your workforce to journey again in time and have one other go ought to issues not work out.
This is what it appears like. It has no audio for some purpose, but it surely reveals off the up-close-and-personal nature of the sport.
Terminator: Dark Fate – Defiance, however, is a reveal of a larger-scale technique sport. As commander of human forces within the sad future, you have to lead the resistance in opposition to Legion, the pinnacle of the machine military within the Darkish Destiny timeline. However that is not your solely downside: Even larger threats might emerge from different human factions, who you will should cope with as you rally forces to your flag. Together with the singleplayer marketing campaign, Terminator: Darkish Destiny – Defiance may even help PvP multiplayer for as much as 4 gamers.
There are fewer particulars on this marketing campaign—it was simply introduced, in any case—however Slitherine revealed a flyover teaser of a future battle in Oklahoma Metropolis. It actually appears suitably grim.
A handful of latest screens offers a closer-to-the-action view of gameplay:
Slitherine’s on an actual tear with licensed sci-fi RTSes: It is also engaged on a sport primarily based on Starship Troopers, which was introduced again in 2019. Composer Kejero additionally appeared in immediately’s livestream to speak in regards to the position of music within the sport and showcase somewhat gameplay.
Starship Troopers: Terran Command is about to launch on Steam on March 31. Stargate: Timekeepers and Terminator: Darkish Destiny – Defiance don’t have launch dates, however they’re “coming quickly.”