Helldivers 2

Helldivers 2: Gameplay, Platforms and Release Date Details

Developer Arrowhead Game Studios has just unveiled its newest project today, Helldivers 2, at the PlayStation Showcase 2023 event.

The team has been working on the game for some time now since the original was released in 2015. Here is what Johan Pilestedt, CEO and Game Director of Arrowhead Game Studios has to say about the game.

I’m ecstatic to finally reveal the project we’ve devoted ourselves to over the past few years. Our team’s achievements in this time have been a source of immense pride. Whether you’re a seasoned player of the original game or a newcomer to the Helldivers universe, I can’t wait for you to dive into our tongue-in-cheek portrayal of a totalitarian regime. Brace yourselves for adrenaline-fueled moments, intense action, and a bond that forms when you rely on your team to complete missions or comically fail due to the reckless handling of over-the-top firepower. Most importantly, we hope that the laughter we share in the studio while playing the game will resonate with you as you enjoy this crazy universe.

Johan Pilestedt, CEO and Game Director of Arrowhead Game Studios
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What is Helldivers 2?

Helldivers 2 is a cooperative shooter game and the next entry in the Helldivers universe. This sequel ditches the isometric point of view and features a full-fledged 3rd person over-the-shoulder shooting for a more immersive experience.

The game features squads of up to 4 players to take down alien threats to build a better future for the world. You take on the role of the titular Helldiver, an elite class of galactic soldiers that liberate hostiles and spread Democracy.

Players have access to an arsenal of offensive and defensive weapons at their disposal. In addition, their ships can also be upgraded to call in turrets and even large-scale airstrikes. Because this is a realistic game, friendly fire is always on when playing cooperatively, so be mindful of where you shoot in Helldivers 2, or you’ll end up with some frustrated teammates.

What Platforms will Helldivers 2 Launch on?

The only two platforms that have been announced for Helldivers 2 are PC and PlayStation 5. Unfortunately, there is no news on an Xbox and Nintendo Switch release, but fans of those consoles can hope for an announcement in the coming weeks.

However, the first game was only released on PlayStation and PC.

When will Helldivers 2 Release?

Helldivers 2 is coming out sometime this year, but no specific date has been released as of yet.

While further details about the game are yet to be revealed, make sure to follow The Game Crater for all the latest news, reviews, and opinions on gaming. You can check out the reveal trailer here.