We knew Helldivers 2 was in development when a snippet of an internal teaser trailer leaked last year, but here’s confirmation that Arrowhead has been recruited once more by PS Studios and is making a sequel for PS5 and PC. The title’s due out later this year, and has ditched the isometric perspective in favour of some over-the-shoulder run-‘n’-gun fun.
Katherine Baskin explained on the PS Blog: “You’ll step into the boots of an elite class of soldiers whose mission is to spread peace, liberty, and Managed Democracy using the biggest, baddest, and most explosive tools in the galaxy. Team up with up to four friends and wreak havoc on the alien scourge that threatens the safety of your home, Super Earth.”
You’ll have a wealth of offensive options to tackle an array of extraterrestrial threats. “Brace yourselves for adrenaline-fueled moments, intense action, and a bond that forms when you rely on your team to complete missions or comically fail due to the reckless handling of over-the-top firepower,” creative director Johan Pilestedt added.
I loved the first game, one of my fave co-op games on the PS4
Expected the change when I found out it was basically AAA now. Excited never the less. Spreading Democracy this year!
So starship troopers!
If the campaign is good in single player I'll take a look
I thought it was a Starship Troopers game. I never played the first game, but I'm intrigued.
First person makes it so much better on the paper. I liked Helldivers, but it was super hard to play because the dumb distance to your group thing. Alienation done it so much better, but second game being first person hopefully will solve the first's problem that I had.
Surprising announcement. Looking forward to it! It could turn out to be a well optimized EDF
I didn’t play Helldrivers, but the trailer reminds me Outriders, so I like it.
@Wheatly that’s exactly what I thought - looks exactly like Starship Troopers. Especially when ‘Enlist today’ appears at the end.
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I have been thoroughly enjoying my time in the Starship Troopers paid play test on Steam. When the trailer for this first started I was so excited to get a console port… only to have my expectations crushed. I have mixed feelings… this feels like the exact opposite of Starship Troopers (ST). ST is a parody of communism this is a parody of Democracy. From the trailer, Helldivers does a much better job embracing the core mythos than the ST game. I’ll give it a shot, but this looks like it’s up to 4 players, which really isn’t a match for the chaos of 16 player co-op in ST.
I don't game with friends, so will be passing on this.
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