Destineer and Empire Interactive announce that Starship troopers will become
available in North America next week after the game based on the sci-fi movie
was recently released in the U.K.:
MINNEAPOLIS and SAN FRANCISCO – Nov.
11, 2005 – Destineer Publishing Corp. and Empire Interactive today announced a
co-publishing partnership that will bring the highly-anticipated Starship
Troopers™ game for PC to North America through a license agreement with Sony
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“Starship Troopers is a must-have for sci-fi and first person shooter fans
alike,” said Ian Higgins, CEO, Empire Interactive. “We couldn’t be happier to be
working with Destineer to bring Starship Troopers to North America in time for
Based on the blockbuster movie, Starship Troopers will give players the chance
to lead an assault against millions of intelligent bugs this November. As an
elite member of the mobile infantry, players will take part in epic battles
never before seen in a first-person adventure game.
Actor Casper Van Dien, who played lead character Johnny Rico in the 1997 feature
film, will lend his voice talents to the project along with award-wining
composer Richard Jacques who composed more than an hour of cinematic score to
“Finally, we can bring fans the game they’ve always wanted,” said Paul Rinde,
CEO, Destineer. “We have now reached a level in PC hardware where it’s possible
to annihilate several hundred bugs at once. This product will give sci-fi and
gaming fans the chance to experience the battlefield chaos from the movie.”
The SWARM engine, which is capable of bringing more than 300 enemies to the
screen at once, was specifically created for Starship Troopers by the game’s
developer Strangelite. More than 19 different bugs, from the numerous Warrior
bugs to the hulking Tanker bugs, will coordinate on alien battlefields
overwhelming players in 12 single-player missions. Online gaming options include
Deathmatch and Cooperative play modes.
Set for release November 15th, Starship Troopers is rated M for mature and has
an MSRP of $39.99
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