My guild chat channel is buzzing this morning over a game at least one friend likened to Hellgate, but in a good way: I’m talking about Remnant: From the Ashes, the co-op post-apoc survival shooter from Gunfire Games and MMO publisher Perfect World Entertainment that’s officially launched as of today.
We played the game at a previous PAX and characterized it as what would happen if Dark Souls, The Last of Us, and Diablo II had a baby – we found it intriguingly challenging and something MMO players of a cautious and mature nature would enjoy.
“In the late 1960’s, an evil force known as the Root invaded Earth, decimating the population. 80 years after the invasion, players begin their journey on the shores of a ruined city in the shadow of a mysterious tower. Following in the footsteps of the missing former-leader of Ward 13, – a nexus and base of operations – players encounter the wretched Root, savage warrior tribes of Rhom’s wasteland, the collective hivemind of the Iskal on Corsus and agile, yet deadly Pan of Yaesha. Set out alone or alongside up to two other survivors, venturing into unpredictable and ever changing worlds via World Stone checkpoints. […] Featuring dynamically-generated worlds filled with epic bosses, elusive secrets and a vast arsenal powerful gear, the game promises endless replayability with unique gameplay paths for all players.”
The game runs $39.99 on Xbox One and PS4, while PC players will choose between PWE’s Arc launcher and Steam.