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In an age of hero shooters, Sega is seeking to shake issues up by turning these heroes into thieves. Enter Hyenas, a brand new multiplayer game from Creative Assembly, the studio behind Alien: Isolation and the Total War franchise.
Hyenas pits 5 groups of three gamers in opposition to one another as they perform heists on house freighters. These ships are loaded with popular culture objects from Earth, and apparently, they’re fairly helpful sooner or later. Thus, gamers must “engage, evade, exploit, and steal” their means by means of each PvP and PvE encounters. This isn’t a battle royale: your purpose is to steal as a lot as you possibly can and get out.
Those first three verbs — have interaction, evade, and exploit — are literally how the game’s heroes are categorized too. Some are good at partaking in fight, others are higher at evading such encounters, and nonetheless others are extra geared up to take advantage of the house freighters themselves. Essentially, you’ll select between shooting, stealthing, and hacking. No matter which kind you gravitate towards, gravity itself may even play an element in every heist. This game is about in house, which suggests there’ll moments of zero gravity throughout gunfights and escapes.
Another vibe Hyena places out there may be irreverence: watching the official announcement trailer, it’s clear the game isn’t taking itself too significantly. One hacking-type character wears a VR helmet in the course of the heist; one other sports activities a full-on Richard Nixon masks. The loot appears to be playfully embracing the Sega game catalog too — a Sonic the Hedgehog key chain may be noticed within the trailer. Furthermore, the entire thing has a comic book ebook cel-shaded artwork model.
Hyenas doesn’t have a agency launch date straight away, however it’s coming “sometime in 2023” in accordance with the trailer description. It will probably be out there for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC through Steam and the Epic Games Store. Creative Assembly will probably be holding an alpha in some unspecified time in the future forward of launch, and you may join that on the game’s official web site.