Terminator: Dark Fate - Defiance Key Art
Terminator: Dark Fate - Defiance Key Art
Terminator: Dark Fate - Defiance Key Art | Courtesy of Slitherine Software

“Terminator: Dark Fate – Defiance”: An RTS I’m Looking Forward To

Slitherine announces a new strategy game set in the Terminator universe, launching on Steam in Winter 2023

Renowned strategy game publisher, Slitherine, announced on May 30, 2023, the much-anticipated launch of “Terminator: Dark Fate – Defiance” on the Steam platform in Winter 2023. For the fans of strategic gameplay and the Terminator franchise, this new real-time strategy (RTS) game could be a dream come true.

“Terminator: Dark Fate – Defiance” is set in a grim future ravaged by war, where human survivors pit their will against the overwhelmingly powerful synthetic intelligent machine network, Legion. Yet, the game suggests that the greatest threat may not lie with the machines, but rather with other human survivor groups, adding a riveting layer of complexity to the plot.

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Players will have the opportunity to command armies, aligning themselves with one of three factions available at launch: Founders, Legion, or Resistance. These roles are not merely about choosing sides, as they offer a unique chance to employ a blend of near-future and machine-tech weaponry in engaging tactical battles.

Both a captivating single-player campaign with expansive strategic maps and various multiplayer modes promise hours of thrilling gameplay. What’s more, player decisions and alliances made throughout the game will echo in subsequent missions, potentially securing valuable intel, weaponry, or allies for future conflicts.

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In a first look at new gameplay during Slitherine’s live announcement, a tattered force of Founders was shown on the run from Legion machines, interacting with other groups of human survivors. Not only does the player have the choice to ally or not, but joining forces with certain groups can also yield distinct benefits.

In the mission showcased, targeting a steady flow of Legion convoys could provide fruitful for resistance fighters. Besides, successfully retrieving a downed pilot could grant crucial air support in later missions. The appearance of a new human group – the Integrators – represents a potential reservoir of additional soldiers for the Founders or, conversely, a new adversary to face. Furthermore, the success of the mission could re-establish radio contact with the Founders’ command centre, although this newfound connection might bring some unexpected surprises.

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To the delight of eager gamers, including me, a beta version of “Terminator: Dark Fate – Defiance” will be available in the coming months. Prospective players are encouraged to sign up through Slitherine’s official site.

The full release is set to bring the hauntingly fascinating Terminator universe to your screens in the Winter of 2023. The stage is set. Will you shape the dark fate, or will you defy it? I am genuinely looking forward to playing this game and you may notice a far higher-than-normal inclusion of trailers embedded in this article, which I’d encourage you to take a few minute to watch, they are brilliantly put together by Slitherine and remind me of the Red Alert cut scenes and promotions (I know I’m old) in old the best possible ways.

Terminator: Dark Fate – Defiance is available to wishlist now on Steam with and is scheduled to release in Q4 of 2023.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on “Terminator: Dark Fate – Defiance”! What faction would you choose, and what strategy would you use to ensure survival? Join the discussion below in the comments or hop over to our Gaming.Buzz Community Discord. Let’s get the conversation rolling!

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