MercurySteam, the developer behind the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow series has announced their new game, Raiders of the Broken Planet – an “online multiplayer asymmetric adventure.”
The game melds “shooting, brawling and thinking man’s strategy”, according to the Spanish developer, as well as proposing an “immersive, cinematic story coupled with intense and epic action.” (via. Polygon)
The overview for the game’s story is as follows (via. Playstation Lifestyle):
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.
VG247 has reported that the game’s story-driven narrative will be delivered episodically, which will be sold at an “extremely low and attractive price point.”
Lords of Shadow producer David Cox confirmed that he’s working with MercurySteam on the new venture. The company intends to self-publish Raiders of the Broken Planet, and aim to launch it on Playstation 4, PC Windows and Xbox One later this year.
The developer is also accepting beta test submissions on its official website, which can be found here.
Last month David Cox announced his departure from developer Fish in a Bottle to work with MercurySteam. The developer’s newest project is described as the company’s “most ambitious undertaking as an independent studio.”