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Next on Destruction AllStars: Featured Playlists, Challenge Series, and more

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Hey everyone, it’s been three weeks since we launched Destruction AllStars on PlayStation Plus* and it’s been an amazing experience for us to see the community playing the game for the first time, and quickly starting to learn the ropes. On behalf of Lucid Games, I’d like to thank everyone who has played the game so far and for all the kind words and support on social media!


We’re excited to gather your feedback about the game and respond to it asap. We’ve already released a couple of patches in direct response to community feedback on our in-game voice comms, earning AllStar Coins and a few crash fixes. Thank you for all of your comments and suggestions, it all makes for fantastic reading and consideration – please keep it coming!

Future content

We’ve got a lot in store for all Destruction AllStars players as we move further into 2021. Some of this is kicking off next week with the addition of Mayhem 8v8 as a featured playlist. This is in direct response to community feedback, with plenty more on the way. We wanted to give you an early look at what you can expect over the next few months, along with a hint at our long term plans.

February

  • Double XP Weekend
  • Genesis’ Challenge Series

March

  • Featured Playlist: Mayhem 8v8 (Playable in a party!**)
  • Featured Playlist: Stockpile 4v4
  • Double XP Weekends
  • Bluefang’s Challenge Series
  • 10 New Skins

April

  • Featured Playlist: Carnado Solo
  • Double XP Weekends
  • A few more surprises…

We feel that double XP weekends are rather self explanatory, whilst featured playlists are our way of mixing up the playlist offerings for a week or two as we try something new. As with next week’s playlist, Mayhem 8v8, we’ll be using featured playlists as a way to mix up the core game modes. As we move closer towards April, we’ll be back to share more about what you can expect from regular content drops in Destruction AllStars.

Challenges Series

Back in the Destruction AllStars State of Play, we briefly touched on the Challenge Series and currencies you can earn during your AllStar career. We wanted to take the opportunity to do a deeper dive into this topic.

Challenges Series are single-player experiences based around an AllStar and their Rival. It features cinematics at the start and the end in which you get to know a little bit more about your AllStars’ interpersonal relationships, and rivalries. Each event has additional challenges on top of their win conditions, giving you reasons to go back and play again for extra rewards. 

Challenge Series offers players the ability to earn valuable skins and cosmetics for the featured AllStars. These items are exclusive to our Challenge Series, with some of them being on par with epic skins available in our backstage area.

Along with some of our four core game modes, our Challenge Series contain some unique game modes for players to experience:

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Star Wars Republic Commando launches on PS4 this April

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Republic Commando is a fan favorite, and nobody knows that better than Aspyr. Trust me, we’ve read many, many, many tweets and comments requesting it. We’re happy to say that your requests will finally be answered.

That’s right, Aspyr Media is bringing Star Wars Republic Commando to PlayStation 4 for the first time April 6 and yes, we included a platinum trophy.

It’s been a few years since the original release, so allow me to reintroduce you to Star Wars Republic Commando and Delta Squad.

Get tactical

In Star Wars Republic Commando, you’ve got your trusty blaster rifle and your squad of elite clone troopers at your side. The game adds a tactical layer to the first person shooter genre with squad commands.

You’ll play as Delta Squad leader RC-1138, AKA Delta Three-Eight, AKA “Boss,” but no clone is alone. The squad is your weapon, especially when you call the shots with maneuvers. Sure, your squadmates can maintain formation and execute tactics on their own, but the key to success is directing your squad to victory.

These maneuvers include commands to perform special tasks like demolitions or door breaches, search and destroy commands, and calls for your squad to form-up behind you. Your squad can even revive you when you fall in battle!

A Superfan’s delight

You may not have played Star Wars Republic Commando, but you might recognize Delta Squad from the TV show Star Wars: The Clone Wars in the episode “Witches From the Mist.” Fun fact: this is the first appearance of a clone commando unit in that series!

Of course, that’s not the only connection Delta Squad has to the Star Wars universe at large. Boba Fett, Jango Fett, and fearless Delta Squad leader Delta Three-Eight have all been voiced by Temuera Morrison, who recently reprised the role of Boba Fett in season two of The Mandalorian.

Same 2005 Classic, new modernized controls

Here at Aspyr, we respect the classics. We’ve done our best to faithfully recreate the original Star Wars Republic Commando feel with a few modern twists.

What worked in 2005 doesn’t translate perfectly to modern hardware.  That’s why we updated  the controls to feel just right on the DualShock 4 and DualSense controllers (playable on PS5 via backwards compatibility).

Of course, no Aspyr port would be complete without new trophies to hunt. As you make your way through the game’s you’ll earn trophies for everything from completing campaigns to fending off droids. My personal favorite is Squeaky Clean, which you can earn by keeping your tactical visor (you guessed it) squeaky clean.

We’re so happy that we can bring y’all Republic Commando April 6, so send our regards to Kamino! 

The epic-sized PlayStation Indies promotion comes to PlayStation Store

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Something epic this way comes. Starting February 24, PlayStation Store plays host to the absolutely massive PlayStation Indies promotion. Save up to 75% on the price of a staggering number of unmissable titles for a limited time*. 

Multiplayer fans are particularly well-served with this sale. Cook up some culinary chaos in Overcooked! 2, compete against a huge horde of players with the game show wackiness of Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, or just wallop your way to victory in hilarious battler Gang Beasts. Love the thrill of intricate boss fights and stupendous animation? Cuphead will cater to your tastes. Prefer chills? Attempt to survive psychological horror Outlast 2.  

That’s only a handful of games though. Turn your attention below to see the full list of titles that will be available when the sale goes live on February 24 (don’t try and name them all in one breath).