Developer Gunfire Games, known for their work on the hack-and-slash Darksiders franchise, are trying their luck at the shooter genre. The studio announced Remnant: From the Ashes, a co-op survival shooter.
Co-Founder of Gunfire Games David Adams expressed his excitement towards the studio trying out a new IP, labelling it as “one of the studio’s most ambitious projects.” Adams promised Remnant: From the Ashes will offer “intense gunplay, endless replayability,” a lore-rich world players can wander around to unravel its secrets.
Remnant: From the Ashes is one of the studio’s most ambitious projects; it challenges how we traditionally play with design, to create the game’s signature dynamically-generated environments. The result: worlds we know will thrill players with intense gunplay, endless replayability and vast secrets for them to uncover.
The game puts players against Roots, “interdimensional beings” who took over Earth. Your quest, alongside your fellow survivors, is to “reclaim Earth from monsters.” The following is a brief overview of Remnant: From the Ashes’ background storyline and main features.
In Remnant: From the Ashes, interdimensional beings known as the Root have decimated humanity, leaving the world ravaged by the invasion. As a survivor seeking to reclaim Earth from monsters, players must venture beyond the World Stone, a relic enabling travel between worlds. Traverse bizarre and beautiful dynamically-generated environments filled with unpredictable enemies, potential allies and untold secrets. Each journey beyond humanity’s stronghold will challenge players at every turn, forcing them to learn through victory and defeat as they amass an arsenal of weapons, armor and mods to create the ultimate survivor. Game features include:
Intense Combat – The many foes of Remnant: From the Ashes each possess their own set of attacks and tactics. Playstyle is defined by combining powerful firearms, melee weapons and mods that imbue survivors with the tools to rise against any challenge.
Flexible Gear-based Progression – Every journey beyond the stronghold on Earth is an opportunity to slay powerful bosses and gather valuable resources that will upgrade characters, allowing players to venture confidently into even more dangerous environments.
Mysterious Story – The Root invasion of Earth had enormous consequences for our world and others. After years of decimating humanity, its remnants begin to strike back. A tower looming above players’ strongholds may hold the answer, but they must travel through the World Stone to unknown worlds for the answers.
Endless Challenges Await – Randomized worlds, rewards and enemy combinations offer an endless combination of challenges with each playthrough. Utilizing knowledge gained through each death is the surest way to achieve victory.
Epic Bosses & Enemies – Each of Remnant: From the Ashes’ four distinct worlds is filled with dozens of deadly denizens totaling over 100 unique enemy types. Surviving the hordes leads players to one of the game’s 20+ world bosses, each requiring their own tactics in order to defeat them and obtain one of their unique rewards.
Host-based Co-op – Players can teleport beyond the World Stone solo for a greater challenge, or alongside up to two other survivors to even the odds and increase chances of survival.
Remnant: From the Ashes releases on August 20th for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The game is priced at $39.99. Check out the game’s reveal trailer for more information below.
[Source: press release]