I got my copy of the Starship Troopers: Red Planet Limited Edition Blu-Ray yesterday. I posted several pictures and some info about the release over on my Starship Troopers blog, BugWar.net. Check it out if you're interested!Read more >
B3: Blood, Bugs, and Bullets is a virtual reality game that's currently in development for a 2019 release. The game is clearly inspired by the Starship Troopers film series.
The game looks like it's fairly low budget, but it's still cool to see how influential ST continues to be, over 20 years later.
To learn more, and see a trailer for the game, check out my post on the game at my Starship Troopers Blog.Read more >
Starship Troopers: Red Planet (that's Traitor of Mars to everyone else) has launched on Blu-Ray and DVD in Japan, as of the 25th of May.
Along with the standard Blu-Ray and DVD releases, there is a special edition Blu-Ray. The special edition includes a 32 page booklet with an interview with Shinji Aramaki, and some storyboards or concept art for the film. A disc of extras appears to include video of a set visit during filming.
Since I don't read or speak Japanese, I'm having to rely on Google Translate, so all this may not be very accurate.
What is certain is that the film does includes both the Japanese and English dubs.
I've just ordered a copy from Amazon Japan, and will post pictures and thoughts on the release when I get it.Read more >
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 >