Arrowhead Game Studios has teamed up with Sony to create Helldivers, a top-down squad shooter that will be coming to the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in 2014.
The game is set in a “satirical and dystopian future where mankind is ruled by a managed democracy” and the Helldivers are the “last line of defense against three invading enemy species.”
It’s being built for both single-player campaigns and up to four player co-op missions (either online or locally). It will feature Cross-Play and Cross-Save between the three consoles, but local play options will mean you’ll also be able to have two players on a PS4 joining with two PS Vitas in the same room should you so choose.
Here’s a description of what you can expect gameplay-wise in Helldivers:
“As part of the elite unit called the Helldivers, you choose your deployment zone and dive into battle on procedurally-generated battlefields. Once there, utilise overpowered weapons and Stratagems to defeat the enemies of mankind. Working together as a team will be vital, whether calling in strikes or placing weapons, each action must be totally synchronized to achieve objectives. As with all Arrowhead games, friendly fire is a key part of the game, and if you’re not careful with the Helldivers explosive firepower, you’ll lose the mission and a few friends along the way.”
Watch the new trailer for Helldivers below and browse through the game’s screenshot gallery after that: