Helldivers looks like a mix of (the original) Starship Troopers and your typical twin stick shooter. If that wasn’t enough to get your attention perhaps the debut trailer will:
Helldivers is built for both soloists and co-op fiends. The game is set in a satirical and dystopian future where mankind is ruled by a “managed democracy” and Earth is embroiled in a perpetual war against three alien species 0 which sounds a lot like Starship Troopers to me.
As part of your duty as a Helldiver, you choose your deployment zone and land onto the battlefield via drop pods. Maps in Helldivers are procedurally generated, meaning every time you play it’ll be a different experience. Utilizing the right weapons, calling in air strikes or placing strategic weapons will all be part of the battle.
Friendly fire is definitely non-negotiable, Arrowhead Studios have said that their games all feature friendly fire as a key part of gameplay to make players think more strategically. Helldivers also features cross-play and cross-save between PS3, PS4 and Vita. You can also mix and match, like say two people on PS4 and two people on Vita all within the same room or even online.
Helldivers will unfortunately not make the Playstation 4 launch but it will be coming in 2014.