Sega has entered the Multiplayer first-person shooter game with Hyenas, a multi-team game set in zero-G arenas where players steal from the rich and hand over their bank accounts. Developed by the Creative Assembly team responsible for 2014’s Alien: Alone, The colorful shooter has a full revelation as part of IGN’s Summer of Gaming. The new trailer of the announcement reveals the wacky tone the studio is going to get and it’s possible to preview what players can expect when it comes out next year on Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC.
The titular Hyena is the space scallywags that players control as they enter each session. In three groups, players steal “pop culture merch” from wealthy Martian opportunists hoping to fund nostalgia from those longing for a planet they left in the dust. The style of the game is described as more colorful than the typical post-apocalyptic shooter thanks to the “graphic novel art style.” This style puts it in line with other multiplayer games like Violators of the law and Bleeding Edge. And like those titles, Hyenas can’t be a free -to -play game.
The ground is ruined. We broke up. The billionaires on Mars are in everything. It’s time to change that. #JoinThePack on #HYENASthe new team-based zero-G FPS from @CAGAmes.
Here is the announced trailer. pic.twitter.com/Vm7heh7bFb
– HYENAS (@PlayHyenas) June 22, 2022
Specific characters to be seen in the announce trailer include a Richard Nixon-mask wielding a shotgunner with a deployable turret called The Pro and an astronaut with prey-esque foam gun called Commander Wright. Other characters and abilities fall into familiar tropes, including hiding, breaking, and hacking.
Eagle-eyed trailer viewers will find numerous references to Sega’s history in sales being chased by the Hyenas. Creative Assembly also promised references to other games such as Fall Guys and League of Legendsmakes for a setup that seems primarily for the kind of multiversal crossover that is all the rage right now.