After months and months of teasing, Housemarque has finally revealed their new content for Resogun as Resogun: Heroes:
This Heroes expansion will include two new modes: Survival and Demolition, which you can read about in full below, courtesy of Mikael Haveri from Housemarque:
An endless mode that retains a lot of the core mechanics from the original Arcade mode. We switched up a few things, like scoring, and gave the humans parachutes as you can see in the image below.
The Day/Night cycle is another prominent feature of the new Survival mode. As you play, the varying time of day provides a great aesthetic and visual indicator, letting you know how far you have come.
Survival mode is for players who know they can always do a bit better. There are a lot of cool new things to learn while you take the ride, but as we intend to stay true to the arcade feeling, we will let you discover the twists yourself.
“Arkanoid meets Resogun” is one way to sum it up.
Basically you get a Wrecking Ball that you manipulate to demolish all that gets in your way. That, plus a lot of special pickups that totally change the way the game kills you: multiball, extra balls, ball launching, ball level ups, (i.e. lots of balls) etc.
Demolition has you watching out for not only the enemies coming at you, but also the chaotic bombardment of the unpredictable main weapon in the mode. Oh yeah, you can only move and your only weapon is a limited proximity explosion. No boost, overdrive, or bombs. TL;DR you will die a lot, it will be insanely fun and I cannot wait to see people throwing their controllers around.
The Heroes expansion will be available on June 24th in North America and June 25th in Europe for $4.99/€4.99. If you want to spend a little more, there will be a Season Pass for $7.99/€7.99, which includes Heroes and other upcoming expansions, with the future content to “add yet more game modes, along with a range of other content, additional Trophies, and the original soundtrack.”
Before Heroes is available, there will also be a patch for Resogun on June 23rd, which includes new modes, local co-op, and more:
- A lot of small fixes to improve the original game.
- New leaderboard and friend functions.
- Ship Editor and Local Co-op modes.
- A lot more that will be explained later.
If you’ve yet to purchase Resogun, the game will be available for $9.99 from June 24th – July 7th. Europe will also have the game on sale from June 25th – July 8th, but no price was announced.
Are you excited for Heroes?