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The Anacrusis

Platform(s): PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Stray Bombay
Release Date: 2022

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'The Anacrusis' Available On Early Access & Xbox Game Preview - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2022 @ 10:00 a.m. PST

The Anacrusis is a four-player, cooperative first-person shooter set aboard a massive starship stranded at the edge of explored space.

The Anacrusis is a four-player, cooperative first-person shooter set aboard a massive starship stranded at the edge of explored space. 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!

In the distant future, mighty corporations have carried humanity to the fringes of the galaxy. After expanding unfettered across tens of thousands of systems--all devoid of intelligent life--humanity has grown complacent, until disaster strikes. Work together and survive the alien hordes!

In The Anacrusis, the AI Driver 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 AI Driver creates the kinds of video game moments that you can’t wait to tell your friends about.

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.

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!

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. Play more and unlock more of the unfolding mystery of the alien attack.

Developer Stray Bombay announced that The Anacrusis is now available on PC (Steam Early Access, Epic Games Store and Microsoft Store), Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S as an Early Access / Game Preview title @ $29.99 with a 20% discount.

“It’s launch day! After years of work and sharing The Anacrusis with thousands of playtesters, we are finally ready to launch. As we head out into Early Access, our small team is excited to build the next phase of The Anacrusis along with the community of dedicated fans of co-op shooters. We will be listening to feedback as well as adding new weapons, enemies, and perks, so please share your ideas on Discord and stop by and play a session or two with us!" - Chet Faliszek, Stray Bombay Co-Founder

This launch into Early Access and Game Preview serves as Season Zero for The Anacrusis, introducing players to the first four survivors of the alien attack across the first three episodes of the game’s story. In this first act, teams of four players explore The Isolode, a massive luxury starship stranded at the edge of explored space and infested with fearsome aliens with a far-out fashion sense. 

Stray Bombay plans to begin their journey through Early Access/Game Preview with twice-monthly updates adding quality-of-life improvements, weekly challenges, bug fixes, and other adjustments based on community feedback. Additional episodes, weapons, and weekly challenges will be added before The Anacrusis exits Early Access/Game Preview in the later half of 2022.

Key Features:

  • 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.

The Anacrusis is coming to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC (Steam + Epic Games Store) and Xbox Game Pass in 2022.


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