Fans of Mercurysteam have been wondering what was going on with the company, ever since the disaster that is known as Castlevania: Lord of Shadows 2. However during the past few weeks the company, along with Dave Cox, had been dropping cryptic hints as to what their next project was, though it was never uncovered. But that all stops today as Mercurysteam has officially announced that the project is a 3 vs 1 multiplayer title called “Raiders of the Broken Planet“.
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The title is in development for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. There’s also a sign-up for an upcoming beta here, however it is only for the PC at this moment.
The new website page for Raiders of the Broken Planet was launched, however at the time the page appears to be down – here.
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.”
With this in mind, the company is planning multiple beta programs where players can get in early and help drive the games development. The new teaser site launched today allows players eager to get involved to sign up for the forthcoming beta program and find out the latest information on the game’s development.
Not much else is known about Raiders of the Broken Planet, but I’m sure that’s going to change and soon.