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Defend Earth in Alienation, Out Today on PS4

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Defend Earth in Alienation, Out Today on PS4

Hello Earthlings, Tommaso from Housemarque here. The time to stand up for your planet has finally come! Alienation was announced at GamesCom in 2014, and since then we and Sony XDev have been working hard to make this the best game we ever released together. Alienation is not only a testament to the raw power of PS4, but also an important milestone for the arcade games of the future.

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Fans of Dead Nation will find the same ruthless gunfights and the overwhelming tide of enemies they loved to hate in our zombie title — with a boost: there’s no place to hide or escape; only skill and planning can get you out of the carnage in one piece! At the same time, those who appreciate Resogun will be mesmerized by the same familiar brand of total destruction and kinetic neon action our 2013 title is famous for.

And then there’s all the new stuff, propelling Housemarque to new heights and players into a vicious loop of “one more game and then we’ll stop…”

Alienation features three customizable classes, four-player drop-in/drop-out online multiplayer (But you can play solo!), a bunch of game-changing active and passive abilities, loot of various rarity, XP and character leveling, an Invasion mode where you hunt other players down or defend from invaders, configurable weapons and gear, and much more.

Like what, you ask?

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We never really mentioned it before, but did you know that Alienation is geared for replayability, offering randomized enemy spawns including stronger alien “bosses,” challenges sprinkled all over the levels, post-campaign procedurally generated levels, alien hideouts to explore, and different “World States” (our own version of New Game+) unlocking new things to do? All this makes the game fresh each time you pick it up, because you can’t just learn enemy patterns, events, and maps by heart; on the contrary, you’ll have to figure out how to face different configurations of obstacles with every playthrough.

It doesn’t end there either, as in typical Housemarque fashion, you’ll compete against others for country XP, Invasion ranking, and best completion times. Expect great things in the months to come, as we plan to support the game steadily. And yes, we heard you loud and clear: local co-op is our number one priority based on popular demand.

Go to the PlayStation Store today and show the Xenos they’ve come to the wrong planet!

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  • Purplestone90

    “… an Invasion mode where you hunt other players down or defend from invaders.”

    “…post-campaign procedurally generated levels, alien hideouts to explore, and different “World States” (our own version of New Game+) unlocking new things to do?.”

    Welp wow you just completely sold me!

  • einstein_79

    Man, do I want to get a PS4. Looks great!

  • Hoo boy this looks like another doozy!

    And “local co-op is our number one priority based on popular demand.” is even more music to my ears :-)

    • Local coop stupidness again. I bought the game and asked a friend over and now this. Come on! I’m so angry. How can they mess this up. Dead Nation “sequel” and no Local coop?

  • Ohhhh, I didn’t realize this was the same dev that did Dead Nation. I really liked that game.

  • I woke up to this being ready on my PS4! I cannot wait to play!

  • I would buy this game if released for the PS Vita.

    • TeamGreen615

      Hope they bring to the Vita at some point. Dead Nation and Resogun were great examples of ports done right.

  • Oh those procedural levels have me intrigued. Can’t buy today but soon I’ll be grabbing it. Loved Dead Nation and Super Stardust. Resogun was fun as well. You guys always make great games so I have faith. Cant wait for Matterfall as well.

  • helbertpina

    Looks great, I’ll (eagerly) wait for local co-op to be added while working on my backlog. ;)

  • CrusaderForever

    Wow, procedurally generated levels with alien hideouts to explore. Count me in! Going to be another spectacular Housemarque release!

  • My body is ready.

    I am totally streaming this Friday evening. Should be a great co-op time.

  • Preordered and downloaded! Absolutely love the team’s work and will always support your games to the fullest. Been a huge fan since the original Super Stardust on PS3. Looking forward to blasting my way through Aliens tonight. Keep up the great work!

  • This game should be on vita. Please give us a vita port

  • Downloaded and waiting for me when I get off work today. :D It also had a very nice dynamic theme…loved the music.

  • Truegamer5150

    Someone already played this game? so we can get its opinion/review.

    Thanks!

  • PainOfSarrow

    Man most of these drops are for PS4 now.

  • solidsnake2320

    is there any chance of this game coming to pc? I have no money for a ps4 :(

  • TheHerbinator75

    This game looks fantastic. I do love twin stick shooters!

  • Love it!! And so beautiful!! The particle effects are beyond amazing and love how they interact with the environment and wind, etc!! :D

  • As soon as there is local co-op I will buy…I hope it is soon because this looks awesome!

  • The game is amazing I mean they’ve done it gain. If your on the fence or just nned something to play with friends or even alone jump on board.

  • So disappointed that there’s no couch coop at launch, I would not have preordered it but I just assumed it would. Hopefully this is fixed ASAP (seriously, like tomorrow) because as of now this is unplayable to me.

    • Same here. I thought there was no risk of disappointment with this game and studio. Oh well. I guess I was the fool afterall.

  • No coop? What the heck?

  • ” (But you can play solo!) ”

    Ooh finally I’ve been waiting for a confirmation of this,now finally I can rest ma mind and ma excitement for Alienation has been rebuild and its on sky high size lol.Can’t wait to play this baby…I loved Dead Nation.BTW thanks for supporting local co-op.And the game looks extremely gorgeous.

    Housemarque you guys are bosses.

  • sudarshanrai12

    Developers PLEASE PLEASE add local multiplayer support too like Helldivers

  • brokenstrike

    Waiting for local/couch coop. Buying the second it’s announced!!!

  • Please add the local co-op feature!! It is a must have :)

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