Today, Spain-based developer MercurySteam, who you may recognize as the team behind Castlevania Lords of Shadow, dropped a slab of Raiders of the Broken Planet news.
For those that don’t know: Raiders of the Broken Planet is an upcoming asymmetric online action-adventure game for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. And apparently it will have four campaigns. That’s right, according to MercurySteam, the game will “soon” launch with the Alien Myths campaign packed in, and will then be followed up with three additional self-contained adventures campaigns throughout the rest of the year. These campaigns will include: Wardog Fury, Hades Betrayal and Council Apocalypse. Further, these campaigns collectively are described as part of the 2017 season of campaigns, which suggests news one will be added in 2018 when a new season begins, but this hasn’t be confirmed.
Each campaign is said to tell a parallel story, can be enjoyed in any order, “and will be packed to the rafters with new missions, new characters and tons of new content, each developing and growing the sci fi universe of Raiders.”
Alongside this single-player experience will also be a heavy multiplayer element, with both competitive and co-op modes. That being said, a new trailer was also released today dubbed “4 Divided by 1” providing a glimpse of the asymmetric online co-op gameplay of Raiders. In it you either join a team as a Raider for co-op gameplay, or fight against them alongside an AI-controlled army. You can check out the new trailer at the bottom of the article.
Lastly, MercurySteam also revealed that the previously announced closed beta on all platforms will take place on May 13th and 14th.
Raiders of the Broken Planet is set to release for PS4, Xbox One, and PC sometime in 2017.