Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Dev Dates Beta For Its New Co-op Action Game

New trailer, new details for Raiders of the Broken Planet.

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A date for its first closed beta and a new trailer have just been released for Raiders of the Broken Planet, the new game from Castlevania: Lords of Shadow developer MercurySteam. Get a sneak peak in the video below.

The game, which MercurySteam describes as an "asymmetric 4 divided by 1 cooperative/competitive online game," is a tactical shooter also focusing on close-quarters combat.

The first closed beta test hits all platforms on Saturday, May 13, and you can sign up on the game's website.

"Players can either join a team as a Raider, enjoying fast-paced tactical, cooperative gameplay, or they can choose to fight against them! Don’t worry as you won’t be alone; you fight along with an AI-controlled army leading the charge against the Raiders," MercurySteam said in a press release.

The studio says their sci-fi adventure is heavily story-driven and can be enjoyed as a single-player experience across multiple campaigns, to be released at different times.

"Raiders of the Broken Planet will launch with the Alien Myths campaign soon and be followed up with three additional self-contained adventure campaigns throughout 2017. Wardog Fury, Hades Betrayal and Council Apocalypse all form part of the 2017 season of campaigns for the game," MercurySteam said.

"Each campaign tells a parallel story and can be enjoyed in any order and will be packed to the rafters with new missions, new characters and tons of new content each developing and growing the sci-fi universe of Raiders."

There's no release date yet for Raiders of the Broken Planet, but it's set to debut on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One sometime this year.

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