Hey there PlayStation Nation! Ian Pickles here, Producer at XDEV Studio Europe Back again as promised to give you some information about our new expansion: Resogun Heroes.
For those who missed our recent blog post regarding the free game update, feel free to go catch yourself up and come right back… we’ll wait.
So let’s get right to it – this is our first major expansion for Resogun, and we’ve spent a lot of time making sure in terms of playability and enjoyment it’s right up there with the main game. We’ve got a couple of new modes, and it all centers around our new world: Avernus.
Welcome to Avernus
In Greek mythology, Avernus was the gate to The Underworld — not a very nice place. Our own futuristic homage to this mythical gateway is a dark, foreboding planet where the Sentients retreated to after you kicked their asses and saved the last humans.
Avernus is a dark place full of new enemies and the mysterious Sentinel craft, all of which are not happy to see you coming back for more. Gameplay here takes place in two entirely new modes.
Survival mode is Resogun turned up to 11. In this new mode you’ll descend onto Avernus with the sole purpose of taking the fight to Sentients. Attack the stormy city in the midst of an all-new day and night cycle, and destroy everything that moves.
Things are tough in Survival – you only have a single life to last as long as you can. A few things have changed to improve your odds, however.
The Humans you saved are back, and they’re ready to help you power up. Parachuting into the level frequently, they can be immediately collected to power up your weapons and give you the edge with several power ups including an improved shield, Clock (turbo speed), overcharged weapons and much more. Add those to your boost, overdrive and guns, and you’re a true force to be reckoned with.
At its heart, Survival is a true high score chase. We’ve improved the leaderboards and post-game feedback you can expect to see when you die (and die you will). We also have a couple cool additions to keep you pushing forward against your enemies.
Fallen Heroes – These are holograms of your ship placed on a timeline representing your best performance to date. Do better and the fallen hero will activate and, if collected will improve your shield and weapons to aid your survival.
Monuments – Nothing pushes you like beating your friends! In Survival we place Monuments representing your friends’ (or global) scores around you. Beat the score to destroy the monument as you move up the leaderboards to glory.
Survival is pure Resogun through and through, and we can’t wait to see your scores.
Say hello to the “Wrecking Ball,” and your new favorite game mode.
In Demolition, you take the fight to Avernus at night, armed only with a proximity bomb that recharges after each use. No other weapons, boost or overdrive here. What you do have is the Wrecking Ball. When it’s caught in the explosion of your proximity bomb, it will fly off around Avernus destroying everything it hits… including you!
This new game mode is Resogun meets Arkanoid with a touch of Pinball, and it has to be seen to be believed.
The Wrecking Ball powers up after destroying 1000 enemies. What’s more, power ups will provide you with multiple wrecking balls and instant bomb recharges. It’s a risk and reward strategy where more Wrecking Balls equals more carnage — while posing far more danger to your small and vulnerable ship.
We can’t wait to see the reactions to Demolition; it’s fast became everyone’s favorite game mode here. Creating new types of experimental gameplay while keeping the same addictive, voxel-coated core is exactly what we’ll look to provide more of in future updates.
We’re going to honor your fight in Avernus with the addition of yet more sweet Trophies to the game. This pack will push you to the limits with specific challenges across Survival and Demolition mode. We’ll be back with a Trophy guide very soon.
Pricing and Availability
This was previously announced by our friend Mikael from Housemarque, so here’s a reminder for those who missed it first time around:
“The Heroes expansion will go live on June 24th, and the full price will be $4.99. We are also providing an option for you to buy a season pass that includes the Heroes expansion pack, and will let you be the first to download more game add-ons that we’re developing, as soon as they’re released, at no extra cost.
Future expansions will add yet more game modes, along with a range of other content, additional Trophies, and the original soundtrack. The season pass is attractively priced at a lowly $7.99, which is simply a steal to ensure you have the full, definitive Resogun experience.
Lastly, if you don’t have Resogun, it will be $9.99 from June 24th to the July 7th.”
So that’s about it – we hope you all enjoy the Heroes expansion pack as much as we do and stay tuned for tips and tricks and news of future update soon.
Now go take to the fight to Avernus, and prove yourself as Heroes!