WATCH: The first trailer for the Starship Troopers video game has landed 8 months ago

WATCH: The first trailer for the Starship Troopers video game has landed

"The only good bug is a dead bug!"

Released in 1997, Starship Troopers had all of the ingredients to become the next Robocop, in that it could be both a straight-laced action sci-fi for those just looking for violence and explosions, but also a spiky undercurrent of intelligent subtext for anyone looking to give their brain a bit of a workout.

It also helped the movie actually came from the director of Robocop, Paul Verhoven, but unfortunately, it was a total box office flop, and it is only in the two decades since that it has been retroactively considered to be a total gem.

There have been four direct-to-DVD sequels, and rumours of a reboot in the works since 2011, but we haven't had another big-screen Starship Troopers adventure since that 1997 original, which makes the arrival of Terrain Command all the sweeter.

The real-time strategy game comes from the developers of the Order of Battle series, as well as Commander: The Great War, with the gameplay to involve a mix of classic real-time mechanics, tower defense, and tactical unit deployment.

According to game developer Slitherine, players can expect to "take command of the Mobile Infantry and do your part in the war against the Arachnid threat.

"Build, develop and control your armies to strike an effective balance between tactical superiority and strength in numbers. Ensure that human civilisation, not insect, dominates the galaxy now and always!"

Looks like they've still got that dark sense of humour down, anyways.

Starship Troopers: Terrain Command is set to arrive on PC sometime in 2020.

Clip via SlitherineGames