MercurySteam have just announced that their upcoming third-person shooter-brawler, Raiders of the Broken Planet, will go into open beta for two days, before launching on September 22nd on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The open beta will take place next week, on September 15th and 16th, allowing players on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC to download the game and play two missions – First Round and Hanging by a Thread.
First Round is a tutorial mission focusing on Harec, the leader of the Raiders, and acts as the intro mission for the game. It is the only mission playable only in single-player. Hanging by a Thread is a daring mission for the Raiders as they infiltrate an enemy airship to rescue the unhinged warrior of legend – Lycus Dion – in an attempt to recruit him to the team. Like every other mission in Raiders of the Broken Planet, it can be played in single or multiplayer, including the innovative 4 v 1 Antagonist mod. These two missions form the Prologue which will be be free to download at launch. Prologue will be accompanied by the first campaign – Alien Myths, which can be purchased for €9.99/$9.99/£9.99.
To accompany the news, MercurySteam have also released the second in a series of #DevShouts – Character Focus videos. These will give players top tips from the dev team on all the best tactics they use for the different characters available to them in Raiders of the Broken Planet. This video, focusing on the legendary mercenary Lycus Dion, is available now.
About Raiders of the Broken Planet
An incredible discovery on one of Saturn’s moons leads a force of humans to the Broken Planet on the far reaches of the Universe. A source of energy called Aleph exists there that grants ultimate power to whoever controls it… However, the human forces split into factions and fight amongst themselves for dominion over the Aleph. The peaceful inhabitants of the planet are caught in the crossfire, but a hero emerges amongst them who hopes to lead his people to freedom…
Using nefarious means and exploiting the disunity amongst the human ranks, Harec recruits a rag tag group of rogues, outlaws and hired guns from the various factions and pits them against those who would destroy his people…Raiders of the Broken Planet is a brand-new take on the shooter genre. Through its 4 vs 1 counter-operative campaign, you experience both sides of the story: Join the Raiders in their fight to free the legendary Broken Planet, or become The Antagonist: Switch sides and fight the Raiders on your own alongside the invading hordes!
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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