Stargate: Timekeepers is almost here, and today fans of both Stargate and real-time tactics can try out the game with the release of a hands-on demo for PC. Publisher Slitherine Games also announced the game’s release date, along with a new trailer.
Part 1 of Timekeepers will include seven of the game’s 14 missions (or “episodes”), and release on December 12. Part 2 will arrive as a free update in the first quarter of 2024.
The news was announced today at Slitherine Games’ livestream celebration of Stargate, marking 29 years (as of this weekend) since the original feature film hit theaters. Guests on the livestream included SG-1 co-star Michael Shanks, director Martin Wood, Timekeepers writer Robert Brown, and yours truly — Stargate fan and GateWorld managing editor Darren Sumner.
The livestream included conversation and Q&As, and featured the premiere of a brand new teaser trailer for Stargate: Timekeepers. Take a look:
The opening cinematic sets up the game’s first mission, which will take place on the ground in the aftermath of the Battle of Antarctica (“Lost City”). Timekeepers‘ original story, featuring F-302 pilot Eva McCain and a brand new team, will take off from there.
Here’s how the publisher describes the story:
Stargate: Timekeepers departs from the end of season 7 of the Stargate SG-1 main plot to create an original story, unfolding over 14 narrative-rich missions. Your adventure starts during the Battle of Antarctica, where Commander Eva McCain and her team are supporting the SG-1 against Anubis’s fleet.
Sometime later, Eva and her team of specialists are tasked with a new mission in the Stargate universe: help the Jaffa Resistance, prevent brutal rituals, strike against Moloc’s army, and seek an alliance with the Unas.
Over the course of the game’s early missions players will unlock a full roster of (fully voice-acted) team members including Colonel Eva McCain, expert marksman Max Bolton, tech officer and spy Sam Watson (who uses a mimic device), and scientist and engineer Derreck Harper (who controls a set of drones). The team from Earth will also encounter the female Jaffa A’ta, and an Unas named Xugga.
Timekeepers is a real-time tactics game that will be available for PC. The pre-order price is $29.99 (U.S.) / £24.99 (U.K.).
Ready to start your mission? You have a go! Head to the Stargate: Timekeepers Steam page to check out the demo (2.5 GB) and pre-order the game. And stick with GateWorld for full coverage as the release date approaches.