Polish developer Flying Wild Hog has just announced the Space Punks release date. Players will be able to play the top-down sci-fi looter shooter's open beta via the Epic Games Store on April 20th, 2022. The game will be a free-to-play title, and is an ARPG set in an irreverent sci-fi universe where you and up to three others can shoot their way to fame and fortune during its campaign. Players will be able to earn lots of money completing missions by living their lives extremely dangerously, which of course means that the greater the reward, the more blood they'll probably have to shed.
Michał Kuk, Head of Cracow Studio for Flying Wild Hog and Space Punks Game Director said: “We are incredibly proud of what we have built with Space Punks so far. The last few months of Early Access were instrumental in refining and tuning the core gameplay concepts we want to create - in line with all important player feedback at every step of development. Players can look forward to a unique mix of over-the-top sci-fi action-RPG wrapped in self-aware humor, with enough guns, grenades, gadgets and gizmos to keep them always coming back for more. The Open Beta means we look forward to welcoming more players than ever to the world of Space Punks, but that doesn’t mean we’re done listening to our all important player community, or that we’re anywhere near “done” working on the game. We have so much more we’re looking forward to adding in the coming months, and can’t wait to show the gaming public at large what we’ve been working on!”
The open beta update will allow new and returning players to experience the overhauled gameplay loop with new Get-A-Job and Craftron 2000 system improvements. There's also new end-game content called The Crack, which is a new endless experience set in the depths of a kinda-sorta blackhole. Up to four players will be able to dive in together to reach infinity and beyond while searching for something to blow up.
While the Space Punks release date is right around the corner, that doesn't mean you can't support the game if that's something you want to do. You can go on its Epic Games Store page and buy the Swag Pack for $29.99 / €23.99 / £21.99 or your regional equivalent, which will give players the Season 1 Battle Pass (when that releases later in the Open Beta), exclusive backgrounds, four emotes, the Epic Cape and Epic Dash effect, and unlocks all four main characters.
There's also the Splendor Pack, which comes with everything the Swag Pack has to offer along with 25 tiers skips for Season 1 Battle Pass, four Epic Character Skins, Epic Player Entrance, and more. It goes for $49.99 / €39.99 / £34.99 or your regional equivalent.
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