HELLDIVERS™ is a hardcore, cooperative, twin stick shooter from the creators of Magicka. As part of the elite unit called the HELLDIVERS, players must work together to protect SUPER EARTH and defeat the enemies of mankind in an intense intergalactic war.
Looks like a lot of fun, and is 4 play co-op!
Comes out tomorrow, unsure of pricing but it's a PSN game so should be $20ish or below. Rumour has it that it's a 3 way cross-buy too which is pretty sweet for those with a Vita.
To anyone looking to play this with mates, there's a 10 minute solo tutorial before you get to your ship. Then to join a friends game go South in your ship and you'll see the Multiplayer pad. Also if you want a bit of privacy hit Options and change it from Public to Friends.
Game seems like a lot of fun. It holds your hand with the first missions being super short and super easy but the difficulty ramps up a bit. As your team gets more powerful, you need to look out for them as much as the bugs which is pretty hilarious and something different.
The whole social side of the game seems pretty cool. Seeing all the other players ships shooting pods down is great, as is the whole "keep going or you'll lose ground on the way to the Bugs home world" thing. Public being the default game option is a bold move, as team killing is a big part of gameplay but hopefully they have some tools to kick random bastards out of the game and stuff. Getting into your pod while the mission is counting down was fucking awesome the first time, until you realise it doesn't matter if anyone but the leader is in or not, everyone goes on the mission.
Also, fuck mines.. but that was pretty hilarious. Did you get any upgrades for them Clown? You guys play for much longer?
Had a great time with this yesterday, hope to play more.. and try out that Exo Suit!
Here's 15mins of gameplay from some of the initial missions we played. Unfortunately it's just my voice, and you can't hear anyone else speaking.
Highlights: - The very start of the video shows the cluterfuck of mines - 4:10 You can see it was Pop who friendly fired the launching rocket! - 8:10 Bloody hell Fork! You stopped us getting a gold star!