Hellion tosses players into a harsh and unforgiving solar system as they fight for survival.
Indie developer Zero Gravity today released a new survival trailer for Hellion, the studio’s upcoming space sandbox title set to arrive on Steam Early Access next month. The game is set in a hostile solar system where players explore derelict ships, build outposts, and fight to stay alive.
The game takes place in Hellion, a solar system thousands of lightyears from Earth that’s become the setting for the first interstellar colonization mission of the 23rd century. Home to a million colonists, suspended in cryogenic hibernation, these interplanetary pioneers awaken a century later and find themselves trapped in a nightmare. Expecting to find sustainable new habitats and planets to settle on and thrive, instead they find planets teeming with ruins, debris fields and empty stations. Left with little hope, these doomed settlers resort to scavenging, theft and even murder in the name of self preservation.
The survival trailer offers a look at Hellion’s various mechanics, including piloting your ship, scavenging for crucial resources such as power and oxygen. Additionally, asteroids are plentiful in the Hellion system. And as the footage shows, players can mine these floating rocks to harvest their raw resources. We also get a look at spacewalking, which is one of the best ways to gather new tools, resources, and equipment. Lastly, those itching for a fight can take pleasure in knowing that Hellion allows players to engage in some zero-gravity fisticuffs. Up with your dukes!
Check out these mechanics and more in the trailer below:
It looks like there will be plenty to see and do in the game, and plenty of ways to meet a nasty end. That said, we can’t wait to see where this journey into the inky black void of space takes us when it finally releases.
So, will you be diving into Hellion when it lands on Steam Early Access in January, 2017? Or have you had your fill of survival games already? As always, we love to hear from you. So be sure to let us know in the comments section.