Stray Bombay has announced that The Anacrusis Season Zero has launched into early access for PC (Steam, Epic Games Store, and Microsoft Store), Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S Game Preview. The four-player sci-fi FPS is fully cross-play compatible and can be purchased for $29.99. To celebrate the launch of the game, developers have sent out a brand new trailer that showcases gameplay and what players can expect.
The early access launch marks the introduction of the first four playable survivors of an alien attack. These characters will be present in the first four chapters of the story as they set out to explore The Isolode, a large starship infested with aliens. According to the dev team, twice-monthly updates will be deployed throughout early access that will include QoL improvements, weekly challenges, bug fixes, and other content gleaned from the community. It is expected that the game will leave the early access phase of development later in 2022.
- Four-player Cooperative Fun – Team up with your friends in an infinitely-replayable fight against alien hordes to unlock perks, weapons, and new ways to play that you can share with your team!
- A Fight For Survival Is Just the Beginning – The first season of The Anacrusis tells the story of four unlikely survivors – Nessa, Guion, Liu, and Lance – who are unwilling combatants in the battle to defend humanity from the alien menace. Unlock more of the unfolding mystery of the alien attack.
- Fight Aliens Using Fantastical Weapons – Battle the alien menace using an astounding arsenal of classic sci-fi weapons. Buy yourself some time with a stasis grenade, toss a shield grenade to provide instant cover while you pop off a heal, and bring your friends back to life using the Respawner. Or throw caution to the wind and burn friend and foe alike with the laser rifle.
- Earn New Perks and Change the Way You Play – Matter compilers spread throughout the game give you access to dozens of perks that will change the way you play. Stack all of your upgrades to power up the last-resort pistol or boost your defense by supercharging your shield pulse. Unlock new perks as you play, and share your unlocks with everyone on your team!
- Never Fight the Same Battle Twice – In The Anacrusis, the AI Director 2.0 controls every aspect of the game. It spawns every enemy, directs each boss, and places every weapon, gadget, and health kit. No matter your skill level, you’ll find the perfect level of challenge. More than that, the Director 2.0 creates the kinds of video game moments that you can’t wait to tell your friends about.
- PC Friends, Meet Console Friends – The Anacrusis supports full cross-play between all platforms at launch, so players can play with their friends across all supported platforms.
Check out The Anacrusis official site to learn more.