Helldivers 2 release has been pushed back to next year

Helldivers 2 will see players team up with their friends in battles against Bile Titan and other alien villains.

Helldivers 2 will now release next February instead of later this year.
Helldivers 2 will now release next February instead of later this year.

In 2015, Sony joined hands with Arrowhead Game Studios to develop the shooter video game Helldivers. The title was well-loved by both critics and audiences and has now spawned a sequel titled Helldivers 2. In May, when Sony and the developers revealed the game, they said it will be available by the end of the year. But that has now changed.

On Thursday, during its State of Play event, Sony revealed that Helldivers 2's release has been delayed till next February. Alongside this, we also got a new gameplay trailer that gives us an idea of how we will experience the game.

The three-and-a-half-minute-long trailer starts with the developer's CEO and Creative Director, Johan Pilestedt. Then, we witness Pilestedt and team set off on a mission to liberate Super Earth and eliminate a vicious giant bug, Bile Titan.

To get to Bile Titan, they'll have to take on smaller bugs that form part of an armada protecting it. Their task is difficult and some of them die but they have a few extra lives and are soon back to continue. Over the course of the gameplay trailer, we witness how the team navigates the game and eventually defeat the bad guy.

The trailer shows an authentic glimpse of how we can expect each gameplay session to go. If the game plays exactly like we saw in the trailer, then Helldivers 2 seems like a very fun and interesting game and we can't wait to get our hands on it.

Apart from the trailer, Sony also released a post on the PlayStation blog where it provided more context on the game.

You can play Helldivers 2 with up to three friends.
You can play Helldivers 2 with up to three friends.

The post reads, "It won't be long before you and 3 recruits can team up for online cooperative multiplayer with large-scale destructive power through stratagems, explore unique planets and complete objectives together, and upgrade your equipment through the deep progression system of Helldivers 2. Collect natural resources of alien origin and use them to enhance and unlock new stratagems aboard your ship."

Helldivers 2 is a third-person shooter title with a cooperative gameplay mode that allows you to team up with up to three friends. The game will have two editions: the Standard Edition and the Super Citizen Edition. The Super Citizen Edition includes extra content that will enhance your gameplay, including an MP-98 Knight submachine gun, an armor set, a cape, and a minigame for your ship, among others.

Helldivers 2 will be available for pre-order from September 22. If you choose to pre-order the game, you will get a bonus of three armor sets – TR-7 Ambassador of the Brand, TR-62 Knight, and TR-9 Cavalier of Democracy.

Helldivers 2 will arrive on the PC and PlayStation 5 on February 8, 2024.

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