Yesterday, Deep Silver Fishlabs was teasing an announcement for today, and I was speculating that it would be a release date (among others). Well, we did get a release date, and I couldn’t be happier. Or maybe the developer got tired of me asking them constantly when the game would be released. Either way, I love space combat games.
Chorus releases on December 3rd, 2021, for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Stadia, Amazon Luna, and PC (Epic Games Store, Steam). There’s a pre-order bonus (I know, don’t pre-order games) that includes the Elder Armor skin set, resplendent in gold and purple livery, reserved only for the most exalted members of the Circle. The Elder Armor harks back to Nara’s military past. This cosmetic pack can be applied to Forsaken as well as all three of the starting weapons; the Gatling Gun, Missile Launcher, and Laser Cannon.
Lastly, to celebrate the announcement, a new trailer has been released for Chorus, and it’s been far too long since we saw any gameplay from the title. This trailer gives us a glimpse into the campaign mode of Chorus, showing how Nara, the protagonist, and her sentient spaceship Forsaken, will have to take on quests across the galaxy as a means to the final confrontation with the cult (known as the Circle) and their leader, the Great Prophet.
Check out the trailer below. Don’t worry; it’s not spoilery at all.
Here’s some of the key features of Chorus:
A compelling single-player experience
Play as dual protagonists Nara and her sentient AI companion and starfighter, Forsaken, on a personal journey of redemption
Experience fast-paced, frenetic action that evolves the spirit of classic space shooters
Fight to unite resistance forces against the Circle and their ominous leader, the Great Prophet
Face down hordes of enemy starfighters, titanic battleships and unknown Void entities
Reclaim, upgrade, and wield devastating weapons and powers in zero-g dogfights
Explore a dark new sci-fi universe, teeming with mystery and conflict
Enjoy gorgeous next gen sci-fi visuals in 4K, from cosmic vistas to sprawling space stations
Engineered to take advantage of next-gen hardware, enhancements include:
4K resolution at 60fps
Advanced enemy ship destruction
Higher quality volumetric
Richer environmental effects
I’ve been looking forward to Chorus ever since it was revealed during the 2020 E3 Showcase. Now that the release date has been announced, I suppose I can wait a little longer. You have no idea how happy I am about the release date reveal. Space combat games need to make a comeback and I’m happy to see Chorus, as well as a few other games, are making the rounds.
Chorus releases on December 3rd, 2021, for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Stadia, Amazon Luna, and PC (Epic Games Store, Steam).