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Helldivers

Platform(s): PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
Genre: Action
Developer: Arrowhead Game Studios
Release Date: Summer 2014

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'Helldivers' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2013 @ 4:18 p.m. PDT

Set in a dystopian future, players fight to protect Super Earth, where a managed democracy has blurred the lines between military and government rule. We are losing the war, and the Helldivers are the last line of defense against three invading enemy species.

Helldivers focuses on teamwork, as squads battle formidable foes to become Heroes Of The Federation. Communication is key; cover your teammates as they crawl to safety and revive your fallen comrades to get them back into the fight. Tactically operate weapons and gear as a team and use the full might of the military with a unique signaling mechanic. Need reinforcements? Send up distress signals and have friends join the action any time.

Up to four players can play together, either online or locally around the same television. Helldivers features Cross-Play and Cross-Save functionality, where players on the console of their choice can fight together to survive in an unforgiving environment.

Fight with the Helldivers community in global meta-games and individual missions to save Super Earth. Every battle counts in the Galactic War, where victory unlocks content for all. 


“We are enjoying the passion and ability that the Arrowhead team has to develop such an ambitious game, targeting several platforms with the Bitsquid engine. It both proves the flexibility and effectiveness of our tech says,” Johan Strömberg .CEO of Bitsquid.  The Bitsquid Game Engine is licensable for creating high quality computer games, built from its inception to focus on performance, flexibility and productivity. The engine is multiple platform running on PCs (Windows), consoles (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360) and high end mobile devices (Android, iOS).

 “I’m glad to announce that we have once again teamed up with the Bitsquid Team,” said Johan Pilestedt, CEO and Game Director of Arrowhead Game Studios. “Their passion and enthusiasm to make a great engine and further current and next-gen console technologies provides us with the clear tools to focus on what we do best- develop great games.”

Key Features:

  • INTENSE PROCEDURALLY-GENERATED MISSIONS – Battle to take each planet by completing diverse objectives in an every changing landscape. Missions amp up in intensity and allow for unique digestible gaming experiences, and the intuitive gameplay lets players to jump right into the evolving fight.
  • TRULY SOCIAL CO-OP – Friendly fire will hurt, and objectives can only be reached if you communicate and work together tactically as a team. The social element of the gameplay is crucial, whether calling in strikes or placing weapons, each action must be totally synchronized to achieve your goals.  Complement teammates’ loadouts, share ammunition, operate weapons together and become more than the sum of your parts.
  • TACTICALLY COORDINATE RESOURCES – Call in support and devastating attacks with Helldivers’ unique and deep signaling mechanics and stratagems.
  • GALACTIC CAMPAIGN – Stand together and fight with the PlayStation community in an ongoing, persistent campaign to save humanity and unlock new equipment, military support and weapons for all.
  • REVOLUTIONARY CROSS-PLAYHelldiversis one of the first titles to support Cross-Play co-op across the PS4, PS3 and PS Vita systems.

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