It’s been a really long time between drinks for Terminator games. The last one to be released on console was the woeful Terminator Salvation in 2009. To coincide with the release of Terminator Dark Fate, developer Teyon and publisher Reef Entertainment are releasing Terminator Resistance.
A first-person-shooter, Terminator Resistance is set in LA, 30 years after Judgement Day. This puts the game in 2028 and players step into the boots of Jacob Rivers.
A soldier in the Resistance Pacific Division, Rivers is being targeted by Skynet for unknown reasons. To find out, he’ll have to fight for his life and not get terminated.
Following the events of The Terminator and Terminator 2, Terminator Resistance exists within the original timeline and features a brand-new story. The events of the game will lead up to the final confrontation between humans and machines.
Enemies included in Terminator Resistance include the iconic T-800 and others from the films. All-new enemies will also appear which have been specifically designed for the game.
As you proceed through the game, you’ll be able to level Rivers up and gain better skills and abilities. By completing missions and sidequests, Rivers will rise through the ranks of the Resistance and have to protect his motley crew.
By taking care of the characters in the game, completing their stories and keeping them alive, you’ll change the ending you get. Whether you look after these survivors or not is up to you and the ending of the game will be changed based on your choices.
Producer at Teyon, Piotr 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.
The best example of this is the resistance shelter which is seen in the first Terminator.
Also the Resistance uniforms are recreated with a lot of attention to detail. We really hope Terminator fans will enjoy lovingly crafted touches such as these in the game.
It looks as though Terminator Resistance will blend combat with stealth mechanics and a range of weaponry. At the beginning of the game, as Rivers has no plasma weapons, players can only knock Terminators down and try to escape.
It’s an interesting idea and one that could result in a great gameplay mechanic.
For now, we’ll have to wait and see. Terminator games have a spotty history but hopefully, Teyon can deliver the goods.
Terminator Resistance launches for PC, PS4 and Xbox One on November 22, 2019.