Cooperative Shooter Helldivers Coming to Steam in December

Arrowhead Game Studios and Sony’s PlayStation Mobile branch are porting Helldivers to PC, via Steam.

The cooperative shooter will arrive on the platform sometime next month. The game is a twin-stick shooter from the creators of Magicka, and puts the player into the role of a Helldiver; members of an elite unit whose goal is to protect earth from an intergalactic war.

Here are the game’s key features:

  • Includes Masters Of The Galaxy, Turning Up The Heat and Democracy Strikes Back expansions.
  • Up to 4 player local and online co-op multiplayer on STEAM.
  • Full friendly fire – “accidentally” kill your friends, again.
  • Rise through the ranks and call in devastating military support
  • Community-driven galactic campaign.
  • Non-linear mission structure.
  • Procedurally generated levels – the universe is a large place.
  • 100+ hours of gameplay

Further details weren’t confirmed, but for now you can find the game’s Steam page here.

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  1. Max
    November 6, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    I don’t know anything about this game. Is it any good?

  2. Gentleman Banana
    Gentleman Banana
    November 6, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    I hear it’s rather enjoyable.
    Some gameplay videos should help you.

  3. Nagato
    November 6, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    This sets quite the interesting precedent; a Sony owned (first party) IP being released on Steam, by Sony itself no less.

    Curious to see what will be next.

  4. deadeye
    November 6, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    Think Magicka with guns. If you have friends to play it with, it’s a good time. If you don’t, it’s probably not worth it.

  5. daggot △
    daggot △
    November 6, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    Playstation mobile is weird about that kinda stuff and probably trying something new since sony is closing their service. I wouldn’t expect the same treatment for many if any more releases though.

    On a more related note I haven’t touched helldivers but if its made by arrowhead(devs behind Magicka 1) it should be decent.

  6. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    November 6, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    Sony adding games to steam? What could this mean?

  7. Madbrainbox
    November 6, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Reminds me of Broforce.

  8. makubexnas
    November 6, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    Nothing, its mean nothing..

  9. Sunny11
    November 6, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    Lol a small Sony mobile publisher outsourcing a small game don’t get ahead of yourself

  10. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    November 6, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    No it means something. Something great…

  11. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    November 6, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    Who knows dude we could see more Sony games popping up on steam in the future. :)

  12. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    November 6, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    Maybe more Playstation M games can appear on steam.

  13. CommanderZx2
    November 6, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    The trailer reminds me a lot of Starship Troopers.

  14. DynastyStar
    November 7, 2015 at 4:06 am

    Its nothing new. Planetside 2 was technically also owned by Sony Online Entertainment(though that has since seperated from Sony as I recall). H1Z1 was also owned by Sony Online Entertainment.

  15. Nagato
    November 7, 2015 at 5:27 am

    SOE always operated outside of Sony Computer Entertainment to begin with, even when they technically fell under their umbrella after 2006.

    SCE (or “Console Sony”) releasing formerly console exclusive content on PC under a label that seems to be repurposed for the explicit purpose of doing just that, is most certainly a new development.

  16. Antoinant
    November 7, 2015 at 6:40 am

    “Something great”
    When PC games will get physicals and no “DRM bullshit” back, then I’ll agree with that sentence.

  17. makubexnas
    November 7, 2015 at 8:04 am

    i lol at pc gamer for hoping sony will put their console exclusive on steam.

  18. landlock
    November 7, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    Big enough to get a full retail release on the PS4.

  19. Sunny11
    November 7, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    The game sold like shit they were forced to make retail as it increases its sales and more awareness of the game and its fans asked for retail version for a long time.

  20. Malcolm_Ecks
    November 7, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Looks like Destiny but significantly more fun.

  21. landlock
    November 7, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    If they didn’t rate the game they would have just abandoned it like many others before it. Instead of giving it a retail release.

  22. landlock
    November 7, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    And vice versa.

  23. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    November 7, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Im doing my part

  24. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    November 7, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    Well physical games are obsolete so that’s dead. But we PC gamers do have DRM free digital games with GoGs. Only console digital games don’t have a DRM free from.

  25. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    November 7, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    You Sony fanboys have nothing better to do but troll and be assholes. Can’t you just be happy that more people can play this game?

  26. Antoinant
    November 7, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    “physical games are obsolete”
    kek enjoy never owning anything ever and games being tied to online accounts.
    Dat blind loyalty towards GoG too.

  27. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    November 7, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    Did you not read that GoGs digital games are DRM free? So I do own my games unlike console digital games. You Sony fanboys never read what I type. It’s like talking to a brick wall.

  28. landlock
    November 8, 2015 at 1:48 am

    …and if GOG shuts down will you still be able to redownload your games in the future?

  29. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    November 8, 2015 at 3:08 am

    GoG games are DRM free that means I can back the games up and still play it. We PC gamers can trade DRM free games with each other if GOG ever dies. We PC gamers are safe with our digital games.

  30. Antoinant
    November 8, 2015 at 3:10 am

    I hate to buy anything digital, no matter it is on console or PC (PC pretty much killed the legal option to go physical for years). I thought my comment was obvious about it.

    Like landlock said, there is absolutely no telling in the future that GoG won’t either shut down (it will inevitably do anyway) or change its terms of service before.

    “you Sony fanboys never read what I type”
    Oh the irony and nice boogeyman.

  31. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    November 8, 2015 at 3:14 am

    You still don’t understand what I say child. Even if GoG dies our digital games will always be playable because they are DRM free. I can burn all my GOG games on a Disk and play it on any PC I want. Digital games on PC gives us more freedom and choice than digital games on the consoles. You can hate digital games and that’s fine but a lot of us gamers enjoy them more than physical games.

  32. landlock
    November 8, 2015 at 3:15 am

    That’s good then unfortunatly compared to steam, GOG doesn’t offer anywhere near the amount of games.

  33. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    November 8, 2015 at 3:16 am

    Not yet but their library is growing everyday. And who knows maybe steam will become DRM free too one day.

  34. Antoinant
    November 8, 2015 at 3:29 am

    “You still don’t understand what I say child”
    I did understand you but that doesn’t mean I have to agree with your opinion on physicals being obsolete and digital being a good thing (and worthy to buy).

  35. DrearierSpider
    July 12, 2016 at 8:57 am

    I know this thread’s been dead for a while, but it seems that this and now Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture got put onto Steam because both devs had a strong existing PC fanbase and probably pushed for Sony to allow a late PC port when negotiating contracts. Purely speculation, but the most reasonable explanation I can come up with.