I don’t get to talk about it much here, but I love The Terminator franchise. Like how I am with Resident Evil? That’s me and Terminator as well. I’ve seen every scrap of media tied to this series — novels, comics, video games, toys, the (sadly defunct) Universal Studios show, and of course, the films themselves. I lived and breathed Terminator as a teen, and now consider the original 1985 film to be among the best ever made (in my opinion, obviously). Terminator 2 is a masterpiece in its own right, of course, and while fans tend to shit on them, I liked Salvation and Genesys fine for what they were. Terminator 3 sure does exist. Regardless, you better believe that I’m hyped as hell for Terminator: Dark Fate, although if there was any one thing I was hoping for out of it, it would be a new game. While the series has had a pretty rocky history with its games, I’ve loved most of them. Terminator 3: The Redemption on GameCube was a blast, and I really liked The Terminator: Dawn of Fate on PS2. Sadly, the last real Terminator game we got was Terminator: Salvation on Xbox 360 and PS3. It was a ho-hum Gears of War clone that was very loosely tied into the 2009 film of the same name. Genesys got a mobile game, but uh… you know, ick. Well, low and behold and completely out of the blue, Terminator: Resistance has been revealed for Xbox One, PS4, and PC!
Oomph that guitar cover of Brad Fiedel’s original theme is just MMPH. Apparently the game is based solely on the original two James Cameron films, and not any of the sequels (not even Dark Fate), and is set during the future war of 2028. This places it 30 years after Judgement Day (the original August 29th, 1997, date from the first two films, not the retconned dates from the sequels and TV series), and one year before Kyle Reese is sent back in time to protect Sarah Conner in 1984. We play as human resistance fighter Jacob Rivers, who is apparently targeted for Termination. Not that all of humanity isn’t but Skynet knowing who he is specifically and targeting him is a big cause for concern. Gameplay will be first-person, and there will be multiple endings, side quests, and a suite of weapons from the future war.
Friends and survivors, this has me so god damned hype I don’t even know what to do with myself. The recreation of T2‘s John Conner reveal. Seeing the original Hunter Killer tanks from the first two films and the original Stan Winston design of the T-800 101 (while it’s subtle, the majority of the Terminator units we see in the sequels are actually different models) is just… words fail me. Hype is no word for it. Please, please deliver, Reef Entertainment.
We’re going to be keeping a close eye on this one, people. Terminator: Resistance drops the bomb on November 15th, 2019 for Europe and Australia, and December 13th in the US. Check out some screenshots below!