Helldivers 2 Outlines the Story So Far in Stylish Trailer, Confirms Post-Launch Updates | Push Square
12.02.2024 - 23:52
We're on the verge of launch day for Helldivers 2, the sci-fi co-op shooter hitting PS5 and PC this week. While the emphasis in the game is very much on the action, there is some semblance of a story behind all the carnage, and that's what this new trailer aims to convey, complete with a neat stylised look.
The story details touched on in the trailer are expanded upon on the PS Blog. Helldivers 2 takes place a century after the first game. The war has been won, and Super Earth entered a period of peace and expansion throughout the galaxy. A resource needed for FTL travel is produced by Terminids, so humans have been farming them, but they've recently broken free and are rapidly rising to power once again. On top of that, the Automatons are also threatening Super Earth. It'll be up to the community to push back against all alien threats.
Once the game launches on 8th February, the players will help dictate how the story continues. Time-sensitive Major Orders are community-wide objectives, and success or failure in these will affect what happens next in the game.
In addition to this, developer Arrowhead promises plenty of post-launch support for Helldivers 2. «We’re excited to confirm that as players fight in the Galactic War, they will also witness events unfold through our planned free updates,» writes Elina Lindström on the Blog. «The universe of Helldivers 2 will grow and change to give our players refreshed gameplay, introducing new tools, new challenges, and new threats from around the galaxy.»
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Having grown up alongside PlayStation, Stephen has developed an eclectic taste in video games and a wide knowledge of the medium, from small indie gems to the biggest AAA blockbusters. Ever hopeful that the Burnout series makes a miraculous return.
I really hope this game is well taken care of moving forward, as it has so much promise. It could honestly be PS’s Splatoon if it’s well invested in and responds effectively to player feedback. I truly believe there’s potential here for years to come if Sony doesn’t turn a blind eye to this studio, I love what I’m seeing.
Also, great trailer, I laughed