Novarama’s action RPG Killsquad has had a very successful Steam Early Access launch, topping the Steam Best Selling Games list and selling 65,000 copies, double what the team expected to shift.
“We are truly blown away by the highly positive reception Killsquad has received during the Early Access launch,” said Game Director Dani Sanchez-Crespo. “This motivates us to continue our hard work catering to the growing player base and acknowledging its feedback with continuous patches and updates. With such an involved community, the future of Killsquad is looking bright.”
It has also been revealed that there are plans to launch the game on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One sometime during 2020.
The game has been unexpectedly popular in Asian markets and has over 650 million contracts have been completed by players in over 80 countries. Novarama will soon begin a new initiative called Killsquad Live “where the game becomes a living experience structured around timed events and exclusive rewards.”
You can read more about the game in our Early Access review, where Nick praised some parts of the game but criticised others.
“What really sets characters apart are their unique abilities (which you have to earn time and time again),” he wrote. “Kosmo carries round a massive hammer and has a bunch of typical barbarian-style moves like Whirlwind, which sees him spinning towards his foes and unleashing pain on anything in his path. Cass is your assassin character, wielding a sword and sporting a ton of ninja style attacks.”
“It’s the descriptions of these abilities that make me laugh,” he continued. “Even accepting that this game is just now in Early Access, they all feel a little lazy and rushed. I laughed out loud when I read the text for the Charged Dash: “Every 3 hits with basic attacks you charge you dash. It deals 250 to enemies you go through.” Meanwhile Cass’ basic attack description just say “Slices and tears”. Meh.”
Source: Press release