MercurySteam (Castlevania: Lords of Shadow) has announced their new game: Raiders of the Broken Planet.
The new game is described as a “multiplayer online asymmetric adventure” experience, and its launching across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC later this year.
You can find a synopsis below, via MercurySteam:
In the Lira Constellation, light years from Earth lies a Broken Planet. Long ago, its inhabitants discovered a powerful ability enhancing substance called Aleph. Today, this Broken Planet is home to the entire Universe’s intergalactic scum and criminal lowlife. All are here to wrest control of the Aleph and thereby control the Universe.
Raiders of the Broken Planet is a multiplayer online asymmetric adventure: Fight the invaders teaming up with other Raiders, or turn the tables and storm into battle with those invaders fighting at your side!
With its distinctive blend of shooting, brawling and thinking man’s strategy, Raiders of the Broken Planet is a mouth watering proposition to gamers looking for an immersive, cinematic story coupled with intense and epic action.
MercurySteam is also announcing that it will be self-publishing the game as an independent for the first time. The powerful story driven narrative will be delivered episodically, with each part selling at an extremely low and attractive price point. A company spokesman commented “We saw an exciting opportunity with this title to take advantage of digital distribution and offer the game at a much lower entry point than would otherwise have been possible. This model also allows us to work closely with gamers to create something that they can help shape too.”
Finally, MercurySteam is readying multiple beta events for the game to help get fans included in its development. You can sign up for the first PC closed beta over on the game’s official website.