Don’t call it a movie tie in, but Terminator: Resistance is the latest shooter set in the time-travelling robot apocalypse sci-fi franchise, and it’s coming out next week, hot on the heels of the theatrical release of Terminator: Dark Fate. It’s not actually connected to the new film, but Teyon and Reef Entertainment will definitely be hoping to steal some of the limelight.
So, just before it drops onto PS4, Xbox One and PC on 15th November in Europe and Australia, and 10th December in North America, let’s have a look at some gameplay with not one, but two trailers.
First off, we’ll have a gander at the opening minutes of gameplay in Terminator: Resistance, with some edits to avoid spoilers:
At this point, you’re crazily underpowered against the walking death machines that are Terminators, Teyon Producer Piotr Latocha explains, “We wanted to create situations in the early part of the game where engaging T-800s elicited dread and fear. So at beginning, the player has no access to plasma weaponry, so he isn’t able to harm a T-800. The only way is to avoid it or knock it down with a shotgun and use the moment to flee. The situation changes when Jacob gets access to more advanced weapons later in the game.”
Set after Judgement Day has occurred and with the war between Skynet and the Resistance raging, you play as Private Jaco Rivers. Fighting to protect a group of civilians, he gets noticed by Resistance South Division’s Commander Baron, who mentors him in using all of Tech-Com’s arsenal to fight back against Skynet.
So how about those more advanced weapons? Let’s have a look at those in the second gameplay trailer:
The combat is built around the brief glimpses of the Future War that are shown in the first two Terminator films, which Teyon acquired the merchandising license for in order to make this game. Latocha said, “When developing the game we knew that authentically recreating the Future War scenario was key for fans, so we put a lot of effort into analysing the short glimpses we get of the future in Terminator and Terminator 2 in order to bring those environments and details to the game as closely as possible.”
So, what do you think? Is this finally a Terminator game worth shouting about?
Source: press release