Co-op mythology boomer shooter PERISH launches in February 2023


Publisher HandyGames and developer ITEM42 announced a release date for PERISH, their new co-op mythology boomer shooter.

PERISH is launching on February 2nd, 2023 for Windows PC (via Steam, GOG, and the Epic Games Store). The game was planned for Stadia, but had that port cancelled as the platform is being shut down.

“Combining classical mythology and FPS, with multiplayer and roguelike elements forced us to push a lot of boundaries during PERISH development,” said Regan Ware, Co-Founder, ITEM42. “While we are saddened it will no longer be released on Google Stadia, players will be able to access our game from an amazing store lineup including Steam, Epic Games Store, and GOG.”

Here’s a rundown on the game, plus a new trailer:


There is no way back and only one way forward. Enter blood-soaked underworlds inspired by ancient mythologies, all accompanied by a death-metal soundtrack. Face ceaseless battles on the perilous path to Elysium. Stave off a barbarous fate and slay hordes of infernal creatures on the black sands of Purgatory.

Sell their corpses to a glorious priestess in exchange for increasingly powerful melee weapons and firearms. Overwhelm abominable bosses and use the spoils of war to gain entrance to Elysium, where death and gold await thee.

The same lust for gold that motivates your own craving consumes the revenant creatures within Purgatory. Succumb to these dark souls and be forced to lose precious wealth and begin again. Muster up to three friends and reap the tides of merciless hordes together. Deploy co-op-specific gear to support, defend and revive each other on the perilous path toward eternal oblivion.


  • 1-4 player online co-op campaign sprawling across dilapidated temples, volcanic foundries, and ancient shipwrecks
  • A series of magnificent boss fights against rare and unheard-of colossal deities
  • More than ten handcrafted and ornate weapons, from javelins and swords to bows and guns, each with their own unique and upgradeable offensive capabilities
  • Gratuitous, brutal, gold-soaked ranged and melee combat against enemies with distinctive battle behaviors
  • Morbid gladiators: enemies in PERISH are unforgiving, and as you travel further through Purgatory, you will meet a slew of enemies inspired by Ancient Greek, Roman, and Christian mythologies
  • Breathtaking visuals with Ray Tracing support for Nvidia RTX series graphics cards
  • Supports both DLSS 2 and DLSS 3 and Reflex for Nvidia graphics cards and AMD FSR on all GPUs
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