Sega announced the new title in partnership with IGN during the Summer of Gaming livestream Hyenas for X with the tagline “steal the show”.
You can review all of the footage for yourself on IGN’s official YouTube channel here:
A new trailer was released to announce the movie, which featured lots of sci-fi action as well as a surprising sense humor. The story takes place in the future where the wealthy live on Mars, after their technology has destroyed the Earth. They simply leave behind the ordinary citizens.
The role of a thief will be played by players. This nostalgic merchandise is sent to Mars via spaceships. These thieves are the titular “Hyenas”, and each one will have distinguishable personalities.
Charlie Bewsher, Creative Director, explains that this multiplayer, fast-paced game features five teams of three using high-tech weapons to fight, evade, and steal their way towards victory.
The trailer also features some very fun in-game rewards, known as merch, which will seem to include a Rubik’s Cube and a keychain Sonic the Hedgehog.
That’s not the only easter egg, given a tiny Atari pin hidden in the trailer, and even a classic Sony Walkman. This nostalgia bait can be forgiven thanks to canon. The rich are known for their love of old pop culture.
The characters and art are fuelled by rich lore. Combat is inspired by the unpredictable gameplay and asymmetrical experiences of Battle Royale.
You can respawn your teammates, and you can also steal merch from vaults. “Engage, evade, exploit” was the throughline for gameplay mechanics. It’s focused on movement and decision-making, with a higher TTK than traditional shooters like CS:GO.
It also appears that chaos is a cornerstone of the design with systems such as Zero G battles or exploding barrels. Other titles are available to read: HyenasOur news section features more top-rated shooters!