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Helldivers 2 was a good homage to Starship Troopers, says actor



After a few months since its release, Helldivers 2 finally got the recognition it deserved from those who inspired it. Casper van Dien, actor from the cult classic Starship Troops, praised the Arrowhead project and considers it a “good homage” to the film.

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In an interview with PC Gamer, the protagonist Johnny Rico’s interpreter was asked about the repercussion of the title for PS5. According to him, the game’s popularity would have benefited everyone: both those involved with the game and the films.

Van Dien also took advantage of the moment to promote the new Starship Troopers game, Starship Troopers: Extermination. In the title, which will be available for consoles and PC in October this year, he will reprise his role as Rico.


Helldivers 2 is a good homage to Starship Troopers. But it’s not Starship Troopers. It doesn’t get any bigger than that. Some people send me messages.

I see stuff on Instagram and all that, and I thought it was cool. But I mean, I’m Johnny Rico. I’m in Starship Troopers.

Starship Troopers: Extermination
Source: Offworld Industries

Helldivers 2 is available for PS5 and PC.

New Helldivers 2 War Bonus revealed

Last week, Arrowhead revealed the contents of the new Helldivers 2 War Bonus. The premium package includes additional weapons, skin for the mecha, costumes for the Helldivers and much more. Click here and check it out.

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