MercurySteam Announces Raiders of the Broken Planet for PC, PS4, and Xbox One

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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.

Brandon Orselli


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  1. ProxyDoug
    April 15, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    I wonder how much the public’s influence affects the final product in this episodic model. I think this may take us to a time where everything will develop too perfectly and the message the creator has, will be lost.

  2. Godmars
    April 15, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    But will it be cross play across all systems? Can an indie afford to do something like that?

  3. Mr0303
    April 15, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Rocket League will try to do this, but is universal cross play necessary?

  4. MusouTensei
    April 15, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    “multiplayer online asymmetric adventure”
    “will be delivered episodically”
    And I’m done.

  5. Immahnoob
    April 15, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    Asymmetric adventure?

    What the fuck?

  6. AnarKreig
    April 15, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    Gettin’ real tired of this false notion that only serves the developers that a game can be ‘a service’. It’s fuckin’ not. It’s a product.

  7. fnd
    April 15, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    I liked the God of Vanias, but this seems weak.

  8. EdgyDude
    April 15, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    What the hell is up with everyone and their mother doing multiplayer only crap? oh well at least I can stop caring about this immediately

  9. MusouTensei
    April 15, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    I have no idea.

  10. João Carlos Honório Pedro
    João Carlos Honório Pedro
    April 15, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    It’s not a bad idea, depending on the game. PSO2 does it fairly well between PSVita and the PC.

  11. Mr0303
    April 15, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    The idea is nice, but more often than not it introduces more problems than it is worth in my experience.

  12. Godmars
    April 15, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Not necessary, just nice to have.

  13. Thanatos2k
    April 17, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    Pretty sure it means multiplayer games where the sides are inherently unequal. Like Evolve or Counterstrike.

    Dunno what the “Adventure” will be. I’m not looking forward to finding out.