Earth Defense Force 5 will be getting some kind of Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars related DLC in the near future. Specific details haven't been released yet, but Siliconera seems to think it will involve the EDF forces going to Mars to assist Johnny Rico.
If you're not familiar with the Earth Defense Force series, it's a series of low budget (by comparison to big studio games, anyway) games where you fight invading alien forces. I've always thought it was pretty clear Starship Troopers was one of its influences, so this is a good fit.
For more, check out the above link to Siliconera. I'll be sure to update with a blog post here when more news comes out.Read more >
As I mentioned in an earlier post, at the 2017 San Diego Comic Con Starship Troopers panel it was mentioned that two 1/6 scale figures were in development. A 1/6 scale Warrior Bug has emerged, from a company called Gantaku. I found it while looking at the Twitter account for the Japanese release of Traitor of Mars. The thing is huge, and will likely cost a fortune, but man is it cool! I really hope they do a 1/6 scale Rico to go along with it (which was the plan from what they'd said at the SDCC panel).
Here's some links to Gantaku, if you want to check it out for yourself:
https://www.gantaku.net/-official -company webpage
https://twitter.com/gantakustudio -Gantaku Twitter account (not very active, last post is from April 2017)
https://www.f…Read more >
Traitor of Mars is hitting Japanese cinemas February 10, 2018. Why there was such a delay, I'm not sure, but it seems like the film has recevied much more of a promotional push in the Japanese market than it did in the West. They've got a very nice website up for the movie and very active social media accounts. Check out the website here: http://sst-mars.jp/ If you're like me and don't read Japanese, you can use a translation browser plug-in to get an idea of what's going on.
I haven't seen any information about how the film performed in its special event screening in the US, or how it's sold on DVD/Blu-Ray. A strong showing in Japan would be nice, and I'd hope it would drive more Starship Troopers content in the near future, so here's hopin…Read more >
For anyone who's interested, here's a quick rundown of what went on at the Starship Troopers panel at San Diego Comic-Con.
I'd say it was a success, with solid attendance for an evening panel at the busiest day of the convention. The mid-sized room was nearly full, and most of these people were real fans, given how responsive they were to the panel members.
The panel was moderated by Stephen Kramer Glickman. Panel members were Ed Neumeier (writer), Casper Van Dien (voice of Rico), Shinji Aramaki (director), Joseph Chou (producer), and Tony Ishizuka (Sony Pictures). Masaru Matsumoto (co-director), was supposed to participate in the panel, but arrived late.
As far as concrete, new announcements go, we were told a pair of 1/6 scale figures are b…Read more >
A second trailer for Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars has been posted online. It's now the default trailer at the official website (www.starshiptroopers.com). The updated trailer, and new background image on the site (reposted here), gives us a better look at Dizzy, and introduces the rest of the squad, including One-Oh-One, the character that Deray Davis is voicing.
Rico's other squademates appear to go by the names Geo, Baba, Dutch, and Camacho, given the names on their suits.
The film will have a panel on the evening of Saturday the 22nd of July at San Diego Comic-Con, so we should have some more details about the movie after that. Looking forward to it!Read more >