Destineer and Empire Interactive Team To Bring The Bugs To North America

Destineer and Empire Interactive Team To Bring
The Bugs To North America

Starship Troopers Set to Hit Retail Shelves
November 15th

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 the holidays.”

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 the game.

“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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