MercurySteam have released the debut developer diary for Raiders of the Broken Planet, that focuses on the role of the Antagonist, one of the core pillars in the 4 divided by 1 asymmetric shooter.
While playing co-operatively, players run the risk of having an Antagonist join their game, to stop them from achieving their objective. The Antagonist can select any character from the Raiders roster and is able to see which characters the Raiders team selects. This gives the Antagonist the opportunity to pick a character whose strengths and weaknesses are tailored towards the opposition. Combined with the shifting objectives, complex enemy AI and dynamic characters, the Antagonist is another element that makes the outcome of matches impossible to predict as both sides do everything they can to win.
MercurySteam have also released the next character comic for Raiders of the Broken Planet featuring the mysterious Lycus Dion, a deadly and unhinged mercenary— a true force to be reckoned with. Armed with a shotgun and kinetic shield, Lycus is hyper-offensive, revelling in the fear he instills in his prey. And he’s not afraid to get his hands dirty in close quarters combat—Lycus excels in close range, a master of relentless aggression. His kinetic shield requires movement to stay charged, further coaxing those who select him to get up close and personal to unleash his savage combat potential.
Lycus’ origins are shrouded in mystery, rumoured to have been seen fighting in different wars across multiple centuries. Is he a myth, a ghost or are all the stories about him somehow true? No one knows for sure, but his entry into the war for the Broken Planet can only mean one thing: chaos.
Check out The Antagonist Developer Diary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnfUKM06XwI
View the 4 Divided by 1 Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=705m76iebys
Check out the website: http://www.raidersofthebrokenplanet.com
Sign up for the closed beta: https://www.mercurysteam.com/raiders-of-the-broken-planet/beta
About Raiders of the Broken Planet
After discovering interstellar travel through one of Saturn’s moons, humanity reach a new world, a Broken Planet on the far side of the universe. The humans, stranded on this planet, are now at war with each other and its indigenous population over control of its incredible power source, Aleph. Rising up to protect his people and his homeworld, Harec has rallied together a band of mercenaries and outlaws known as The Raiders. But will The Raiders protect the planet, or do they have ulterior motives for joining this war?
In Raiders of the Broken Planet, become a Raider and join the battle both on and offline in awesome 3rd person Brawler-Shooter gameplay. Customise your character’s combat style in unique ways with special collectible cards. Use Aleph to your advantage, to power special abilities, but manage it properly or you will give away your position on the battlefield!
In multiplayer, Raiders of the Broken Planet sets itself apart with its innovative Antagonist system. Choose to play as part of a four-person Raider team or choose to become the Antagonist and play against the Raiders team on your own with the help of an army of AI controlled soldiers at your disposal. It’s high risk, but comes with special bragging rights. After all, war is business, and business is booming.