Terminator: Dark Fate – Defiance Brings Gritty, Real-Time Strategy to Steam in Winter 2023

Slitherine Software has announced that Terminator: Dark Fate – Defiance will launch for PC via Steam in Q4 2023. This is a real-time strategy game that was inspired by the most recent Terminator film, Terminator: Dark Fate, which released in 2019 and saw an older T-800, once again played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, take on a new Terminator unit sent by an alternate version of Skynet dubbed Legion. Terminator: Dark Fate – Defiance. Terminator: Dark Fate – Defiance includes both single-player and multiplayer modes, and players will be able to take part as one of three factions (i.e., Founders, Legion, Resistance) at launch. Apply for the beta test here.

Terminator: Dark Fate – Defiance Features

  • Start humanity’s resistance against the machines by surviving engagements with Legion and rallying others to your cause. In the post-Judgement Day world, the greatest threats may not come from the machines but rather from other human survivors.
  • Traverse various dangerous locals, find additional allies and supplies and navigate the brutal differences between competing human factions.
  • Engage in complex, realistic battles where your tactical decisions are vital to your survival and ultimate victory. Use a variety of military equipment, vehicles and ammunition types in your battles against the enemy. Recruit and train new units, assign new skills and acquire new weapons and equipment to continue the resistance.
  • Encounter tense battles. Your battlefield tactics and choices have deep consequences that will impact through the campaign, with other factions and characters either joining you or fighting against you, and with certain missions being available or not depending on your actions. Your resources are limited and you must protect your army. Weapons of war receive damage through a modular component damage system where armour characteristics, component malfunctions and hull structure all affect if your troops survive.
  • Lead the survival of mankind. Recruit others to your cause and grow your army. Mix and match the composition of your troops to fit your preferred battle tactics. Use infantry units, heavy armoured military vehicles, plasma cannon technology, drones and other flying units and even human skirmishers to achieve victory.
  • Use the battlefield to your advantage! Physics-based building demolition lets you generate a realistic set of tactical consequences, especially in urban areas.
  • Test your skills in skirmish and online multiplayer matches. Fight against real-life human opponents in 1v1, 2v1 and 2v2 battles.

From a Steam description:

Terminator: Dark Fate – Defiance is a real-time strategy game based on the Terminator: Dark Fate universe that follows the war between humanity and Legion’s synthetic intelligent machine network. In the single-player campaign, you take the role of a commander in the Founders, a force made up of the remnants of the US military and guide your army in an attempt to foil Legion’s plan to exterminate the last remnants of humanity. In skirmish and multiplayer modes, play as three very diverse factions: Founders, Resistance and Legion.

Take control of an army carried over from mission to mission on a series of large strategic maps. Make decisions about unit placement, battle tactics and abilities so that you just don’t survive but become the leader of the resistance against the machines. Hone your skills and military expertise by replaying and achieving the best possible outcomes.

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