Space Punks is unabashedly impressed by Helldivers – that’s the sport developer Flying Wild Hog says its group favoured throughout their downtime between making Hard Reset and Shadow Warrior video games. Space Punks, nonetheless, is a co-op game whose tenet is all the time extra, extra, extra – extra loot, extra explosions, extra monsters to explode. It’s coming to early entry on PC July 14.

You’ll recognise the Borderlands-inspired artwork model straight away if you have a look at Space Punks, though it’s a top-down shooter that performs extra like Helldivers. At launch, you’ll decide from 4 playable characters – there’s the dashing Duke, the enigmatic Eris, insect engineer Bob, and Finn, who is a pig (no, actually, he’s a purple pigman who needs to save lots of as much as purchase a farm out in some backwater planet someplace).

Space Punks is free-to-play, and Flying Wild Hog is working alongside Runescape writer Jagex to nail the small print of a recreation that may develop and evolve over time. You’ll have the ability to scour the galaxy for brand spanking new gear, weapons, and appears, however you’ll additionally have the ability to decide up battle passes that supply their very own rewards.

Here’s the reveal trailer, which debuted throughout IGN’s Summer of Gaming occasion.

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Flying Wild Hog says extra heroes might be added over time, and one of many design rules has been an ‘endless arsenal’ – “Whatever weapon you’re looking for, this galaxy’s got it,” the builders mentioned.

Early entry on the Epic Games retailer might be out there for founder’s pack purchasers July 14, with an open beta to observe this winter. A console launch is deliberate for 2022.

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