During Sony’s State of Play today, Arrowhead Game Studios CEO and creative director Johnan Pilestedt revealed a deep dive into what players can expect in its upcoming shooter Helldivers 2, as well as a release date of February 8, 2024.
The video opens up with a player selecting a menu called the “Galactic War,” followed by picking what mission they want to play. Once the mission is picked, their characters enter their Hellpods, and the second they touch the ground, they are immediately greeted by various bugs attacking them. The trailer then shows off how different mechanics work, such as spawning back in, helping team members reload, and how heavy weapons work. The trailer ends with the announcement that Helldivers 2 will be coming to PlayStation 5 and PC on February 8, 2024, with preorders available on September 22.
Helldivers 2 was announced earlier this year during the PlayStation Showcase. Unlike the original 2015 version, Helldivers 2 will be in third-person instead of having a top-down view. But other than that, the upcoming sequel captures the joy of what made Helldivers so much fun. Players will still be jumping into hostile areas filled with various aliens.
For more news on what was announced during the State of Play, check out our story on the new Resident Evil 4 DLC Separate Ways and our story covering the latest trailer for Avatar: Frontiers Of Pandora.