Killsquad

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: RPG/Action
Developer: Novarama
Release Date: Oct. 21, 2021

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'Killsquad' Opening Cinematic Reveals More Story Details - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2021 @ 11:16 a.m. PDT

Killsquad is a top-down co-op action RPG set within the futuristic world of bounty hunters known as killsquads.

Killsquad features an in-depth loot and class system with procedurally generated levels and missions ensuring no play session, either in single player or with friends is the same.Taking place in a futuristic pulp sci-fi setting, Killsquad blends a space western styling with the top down isometric look and feel of a traditional RPG. Featuring dynamic planets that pose as much as a threat to players as the enemy inhabitants do, players embark on a contract and encounter an array of deadly creatures, automated defence systems and other lethal adversaries as they navigate the exotic, richly detailed environments of each planet.

Killsquad revolves around quick session oriented missions, giving players an intense action based single and multiplayer experience. The procedurally generated levels and fast paced nature of the game invites repeat play-throughs while taking classic staples of the action RPG genre in a fresh direction. With community at its core, Killsquad introduces a live contract system with players being offered contracts for them to undertake in real time. These contracts effectively embrace a true community feel where other players can drop in and tag along in an open contract all enjoying the same experience, you can never have too much firepower.

Killsquad introduces a live contract system allowing players to join other players and tag along in an open contract for a share of loot and kudos as they take down various nefarious enemies and boss characters while navigating dynamic planets that pose as much of a threat as the enemy inhabitants do. With a variety of different weapons and contracts to unlock as 6well as equipment to acquire, players have a seemingly endless selection of options to utilize in a deadly universe that’s always active.


This trailer gives players a peek into a harsh sci-fi world where super soldiers with nothing to lose and plenty of ammo to waste head off dangerous mercenary machines to earn cash. The trailer warns players about the myriad threats they will face, including alien monstrosities, an army with a price on your head, a deadly plague, and even ancient gods who love playing tricks on your mind.

Players can select one of 4 different heroes to play, each of which has their own distinct capabilities based on their class: Assassin, Warrior, Specialist or Support. Each class takes skill to master, thanks to a fast console-style control mechanic which unlocks character-specific abilities and traits. Killsquad’s class system means players have access to plenty of upgradeable gear and design options to completely customize their chosen character including their appearance with character skins. With a variety of different weapons and contracts to unlock and equipment to acquire, players have a seemingly endless selection of options to utilize in a deadly universe that’s always active.

Character customisation is an important part of Killsquad, starting with its five hero classes, each with their own unique weapons and skills. As you progress through the game, powerful upgrades can be acquired for those skills, and you can spend your hard-earned bounty from successfully completed contracts on new weapons and gear. Then there’s the cavalcade of loot that can be levelled up to provide powerful passive bonuses. That’s all to say that there are a lot of ways for players to define their own playstyle.

Currently available through Steam Early Access, Killsquad is coming to PC (Steam) on October 21, 2021, with PS4 and Xbox One versions to follow.


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