New Terminator: Resistance video game is only based on the first two films
A new single-player, first person shooter set in the Terminator universe is out this year, but oddly has nothing to do with the new film.
Good news! There’s going to be a new Terminator game.
Bad news! It’s from a publisher and developer you’ve probably never heard of.
Weird news! It’s only based on the first two movies and doesn’t seem to have anything to do with new film Terminator: Dark Fate.
The rights to the Terminator movies are famously complicated though, so we’re assuming that the ones to make video games based on the original Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day were the only ones going.
Or perhaps everyone involved realised that they were the only two good ones anyway, so why bother with the rest?
The story is set in a post-apocalyptic L.A., 30 years after Judgment Day, and has you playing as Private Jacob Rivers – a soldier in the Resistance Pacific Division.
We don’t see how it can have much to do with the first two movies if it’s already set after Judgment Day but the biggest concern is that publisher Reef and developer Teyon are the same team behind the less than marvellous Rambo: The Video Game from a few years back.
Apart from anything, the fact that the game is only being announced now but is out on 15 November certainly doesn’t bode well.
The bullet points below are straight from the press release though, and Terminator: Resistance will be released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
• Resist the machines: Fight against a selection of iconic enemies from the films, including the T-800, as well as a host of enemies that are brand new to the Terminator universe.
• Equip an arsenal of plasma weaponry: Run and gun or sneak and hack through sprawling environments. The world isn’t as forgiving as it used to be so you’ll need to search for scraps to trade and craft.
• Choose the kind of hero you want to be: Level up your skills while exploring post-Apocalyptic Los Angeles. Complete story missions to rise through the ranks of the Resistance as well as side-quests to help your friends.
• Change the fate of mankind: Protect a motley crew of survivors, each with their own motivations and backstories. The actions you take throughout the game will impact their survival and change the ending you get.
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