Developer Novarama announced that their co-op action RPG, Killsquad, will launch for PC on Steam Early Access this summer.
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.
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.
Powerful attack skills specific to each character class can also be acquired to employ against the more deadly enemies or boss encounters along the way. Defeated enemies will drop useful resources, currency and DNA, which can be used to buy better weapons and gear in the game shop, as well as buying perks to upgrade them.
Killsquad releases this Summer on Steam Early Access, with much more content planned for the game later this year. PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game are also in the plans.