Posted on 07 Dec 2017

Indie smash hit SUPERHOT is getting a stand-alone expansion titled MIND CONTROL DELETE. The expansion will not require the original game to play and is intended as a rogue-like twist on the linear nature of the original game. As you’d expect from a rogue-like you’ll grow more powerful as you overcome challenges and even unlock abilities and new characters to play as.

MIND CONTROL DELETE is launching on Steam Early Access this week. The community will be able to help shape balance and development, and the first content drop for the game will be in January; featuring new gameplay modifiers, weapons, and four unique new levels added to the location pool.

Official Press Release

December 6, 2017 – SUPERHOT, the super-intensive time-moves-only-when-you-move shooter has crossed one million copies sold! Ever since the initial release in February, 2016, SUPERHOT Team has been hard at work expanding the amazing SUPERHOT community and prototyping new stuff behind closed doors. The game has since released on PS4 and Xbox One, got translated into a dozen different languages, and along with SUPERHOT VR – it’s virtual reality spin-off – went on to win tens of game of the year awards.

Now, after more than a year of intensive creative work, SUPERHOT Team is ready to announce its next entry in the SUPERHOT franchise.

MIND CONTROL DELETE is a standalone expansion set in the SUPERHOT universe. It’s designed as a roguelike twist on the linear nature of the original SUPERHOT. Tapping into the same fundamental gameplay mechanics, SUPERHOT MIND CONTROL DELETE distills and expands upon the intoxicating rhythm of slow motion combat. The game will force you through dozens of increasingly difficult time-moves-only-when-you-move gameplay challenges. Each challenge will make you more powerful and bring you closer to deciphering the secrets hidden from you by the system. As you unlock powerful abilities and gain access to new playable characters, so will your enemies grow stronger, smarter, and more desperate to stop you.

In a throwback to the community-driven development of the original Kickstarted SUPERHOT, the expansion launches on Steam Early Access this week. SUPERHOT Team is inviting the bold and the brave, the players unafraid of the bleeding edges and willing to put some thought and energy into shaping and balancing the game itself. The Early Access backers will be welcome to co-create and guide the development on Discord and Reddit, and to follow the roadmap with monthly content updates and livestream AMAs with the developers.

The roguelike expansion already features a new playable character, dozens of levels, revamped AI and animation systems, procedurally generated runs, and an unlockable powerup system. The first upcoming content update drops in January and will introduce the first batch of powerful unlockable gameplay modifiers, new weapons, and four unique new levels added to the location pool.

Over the coming nine months of updates, the team will introduce the remaining two playable characters, multiple new enemy types, a whole arsenal of new weapons and abilities, and a deep, non-linear story, tightly entwined with the SUPERHOT universe. Balance for the game will be honed and polished based on player behaviour. The System will track their habits, their thoughts, and their hopes. It will learn from them and get stronger. It will find the ones that are deserving.

The game is available to wishlist now on Steam and launches at the MIND CONTROL DELETE livestream with the devs on on Thursday, December 7th at 8am PST / 5pm CET.

Comments (1)

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Stephen Haselden
Posted 07 Dec 2017, 11:45
Sold. Seriously this could be a week older kipper and I'd still buy. Super Hot is a game that more than lived up to its hype, plus I love roguelikes so this is an easy sell.