Slitherine announce real-time strategy game Terminator: Dark Fate - Defiance for 2022
Not an action game in the Terminator universe, but a badass real-time strategy based on the Dark Fate movie. Terminator: Dark Fate - Defiance is coming in 2022.
At yesterday's Slitherine Games' HowLivePlus event, the strategy game specialists announced a new Terminator game based on the 2019 Terminator: Dark Fate movie. Terminator: Dark Fate - Defiance is in development as a real-time strategy game at Cats Who Play in collaboration with Slitherine and is set to launch in 2022. A more precise release window wasn't yet given by the publisher. Watch the announcement trailer of Dark Fate - Defiance here and gameplay from the battle for Oklahoma City in the second video of the playlist that follows directly.
Cats Who Play is no clumsy kitten in the field of real-time strategy. With Syrian Warfare, the Russian studio has already made a name for itself, even if the title has been heavily neglected by the trade press so far, perhaps because of its sensitive subject matter. On Metacritic, Syrian Warfare has a user score of 7.8, and on Steam gamers rate the game as "very positive". Syrian Warfare is so important in this context because Terminator: Dark Fate - Defiance is apparently built on the same or at least a very similar engine.
In Terminator: Dark Fate - Defiance there will be no base building as more focus is being put on story and the battles. In the livestream, Slitherine emphasised the importance of the narrative, which in Defiance is set in the Terminator: Dark Fate universe and therefore had to be approved by rights holder Skydance. Like in the movie universe, a war is raging between humans and an artificial, intelligent machine network. You will lead the founding faction as commander and thwart Legion's plan to wipe out humanity completely in a single-player campaign. Fortunately, the multiplayer part of Terminator: Dark Fate - Defiance is not neglected: In skirmish and multiplayer mode, you can even command three completely different factions: Founders (i.e. the founding faction of the humans), Legion and Resistance. In 1vs1, 2vs1 and 2vs2 battles, you sometimes also fight against real-life human opponents.
You can watch the recording of Slitherine's livestream here. Terminator: Dark Fate - Defiance concludes the event here at 4:17:17.