Icarus is an upcoming survival sport from DayZ creator Dean Corridor’s Rocketwerkz studio. The sci-fi sport is ready on the titular planet Icarus, the place a plan to terraform a “second Earth” went horribly mistaken. Now, an intensive trailer from Rocketwerks takes the type of an in-universe documentary, explaining extra concerning the Icarus challenge, and what went mistaken within the early days of the challenge.
The trailer mixes reside motion with sport footage–and as a result of Rocketwerks being headquartered in New Zealand, you may hear a number of Kiwi accents in its seven-minute runtime. The documentary is titled Icarus: No Rescue, and whereas the reside motion segments could not filter by means of to the precise gameplay, it is a novel method to introduce the sport’s idea.
When gamers get caught into Icarus, it will play like some other survival sport, however with one huge distinction. Icarus is a session-based survival sport, which means gamers might be dropped onto the planet for particular missions with variable lengths, despatched to collect sources and to remain alive till extraction happens.
Rocketwerkz describes the sport as “Participant vs Setting,” with as much as eight gamers capable of work co-operatively in opposition to the hostile planet. The sport might be always added to, with new chapters deliberate post-release that may add new content material and lore.
Take a look at GameSpot’s Icarus hands-on for extra about how the sport performs, in addition to an interview with creator Dean Corridor on what went into creating the idea. Rocketwerkz hasn’t introduced a launch window for the sport but, however the studio might be exhibiting off Icarus’s gameplay for the primary time at 8 PM EDT on April 8 on their Twitch channel.