Upcoming soulslike shooter Remnant 2 was just shown off at Summer Game Fest as part of the E3 2023 announcements. The new trailer shows off thrilling third-person action as well as a range of weapons, and the footage puts an emphasis on brutal co-op gunplay.
The trailer shows off gothic gunslinging and teamwork in the face of unnerving eldrich horrors. Offering a refreshing combination of sci-fi and dark fantasy, Remant 2 has a distinctive aesthetic, not to mention a heck of a lot of guns. Fans of lovecraftian nightmares, creepy gas masks and dieselpunk have a lot to look forward to with this one.
Remnant 2 may well find itself amongst the best co-op games of the year, should the developers stick the landing with their plans for dynamic soulsborne gunplay.
Remnant 2 follows on from its predecessor Remant: From the Ashes, which released in 2019. Unlike its predecessor, however, Remnant 2 will not be available on Nintendo Switch.
Gunfire Games, the folks behind Remnant 2, are also known for their work on the Darksiders series – a much-beloved hack-and-slash action game that took place in an apocalyptic world. Though the Remant series plays very differently, Gunfire has a serious pedigree when it comes to eldrich horror.
Though the likes of Elden Ring and Dark Souls 3 offer co-op, Remnant 2 seems to be designed explicitly with multiplayer in mind. Though we have yet to see the extent to which Gunfire will deliver on this promise, it's gratifying to see a studio attempt a new take on soulsborne titles.
The same can be said for the title's emphasis on ranged combat, too. The addition of firearms to the soulsborne melange invites a wide range of new options for developers and players alike. The addition of ranged combat allows for encounters to make better use of verticality as well as cover mechanics and covering fire.
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