Helldivers sequel is coming later this year

Arrowhead Games announced the upcoming game with a Starship Trooper-esque trailer ahead of its release some time later this year.

Arrowhead Games showcased arguably the most eye-catching and humorous trailer at yesterday’s PlayStation Showcase when it confirmed that the sequel to Helldriver is coming later this year.

Helldivers 2 looks like a fun and chaotic PVE coop shooter.

The first trailer for Helldivers 2 invites players on an adventure that spans an entire galaxy. Players take on the role of a Helldiver, a peacekeeping force that aims to make Super Earth safe from invading aliens. The trailer retains the humor and satire of the original game and looks like a parody of Starship Troopers.

"Experience true freedom. The freedom to travel the galaxy and secure the resources we need to build a better tomorrow," the narrator tells players. "The freedom to encounter fascinating life forms and introduce them to our sophisticated technology. The freedom to make new friends and represent the best of what Super Earth has to offer."

The sequel to 2015’s Helldivers is a third-person shooter as opposed to the top-down perspective of the original game. The third-person perspective is similar to the "behind-the-shoulder" camera angle of Mass Effect and should provide players with a more immersive experience.

The visual upgrade will surely entice more players to try the game out. The trailer showed off detailed and smooth graphics that gamers would surely enjoy. We hope the combat in the game will be as intense and chaotic as the trailer.

Gamers have the option how to take on missions as a Helldiver. Players need to complete missions, upgrade their ships, and build an impressive array of weaponry. Helldivers can customize their primary weapons and loadouts, and will able to call in support when things get messy.

Helldivers 2 will feature online co-op gameplay. Players will have to plan out the team’s composition and loadouts to have the best possible outcome in missions. To make it more challenging, friendly fire is always enabled so communication will be key to keep teams alive in the vast battlefield.

The upcoming game will shift to an over-the-shoulder third-person perspective as opposed to the top-down POV of the original.

Johan Pilestedt, CEO of Arrowhead Games and game director for Helldivers 2, shared his excitement about the upcoming title.

"Brace yourselves for adrenaline-fueled moments, intense action, and a bond that forms when you rely on your team to complete missions or comically fail due to the reckless handling of over-the-top firepower," Pilestedt said. "Most importantly, we hope that the laughter we share in the studio while playing the game will resonate with you as you enjoy this crazy universe."

"See you in Hell, divers!"

Helldivers 2 is coming to PC and PS5 later this year.

Speaking of the PlayStation Showcase, another highlight of the event was the reveal of Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater, which is apparently also coming to the Xbox.

Darryl Lara

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