The development studio behind the shooter game Superhot has announced it will be releasing a free standalone expansion pack for the game titled "Mind Control Delete".
In the biggest departure from the game's first installment, players will get to play as multiple characters with different abilities, while gameplay will now be more akin to the procedural generation of a roguelike. In our usual no-compromise approach to design, we made that roadmap way more ambitious than originally anticipated and we chose to make the expansion a fully standalone game, allowing us to rewrite and reimagine all of our major gameplay systems. Mind Control Delete will feature three new playable characters, new enemy types, improved AI, new weapons, a non-linear story, and plenty of new levels. To counter your own powers, the enemies you face will become more hard, as well, and they become "more desperate to stop you".
The new content will include new challenges that make players stronger as new powerful abilities are unlocked. It's still "a good 9-12 months away from a full release", say the devs, but Steam Early Access starts tomorrow.
"The single most important strength of the original Superhot was the incredible involvement of tens of thousands of creative alpha and beta testers that helped us shape and balance the game and drove us to pursue zero compromises in design", the studio said on its Steam page. Mind Control Delete will be cheaper during the Early Access phase, then around the same price as Superhot - £18 - upon launch. The main game is also available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and Superhot VR is available on PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive.