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Oct 05, 2022

Severed Steel celebrates one-year anniversary with new roguelike mode, “Rogue Steel” – out now

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From Press Release:

05 OCTOBER, 2022 – Frenetic movement shooter Severed Steel enjoyed its highest number of players on Steam recently, developer Greylock Studio and publisher Digerati are happy to announce. The single-player shooter recorded over 5,000 daily active users, beating its previous peak – set at launch – by almost 1,000.

The record number of players coincided with the launch of a new free update and an ongoing week-long sale on Steam, which has seen the game’s total sales on the platform rise to over 55,000.

The highlight of the latest update, which Greylock Studio released to celebrate the game’s one year anniversary on PC, is brand new game mode, Rogue Steel. Featuring rogue-lite elements, Rogue Steel mode challenges players to complete a run across 10 randomly chosen levels. At the end of each level, players choose a perk card which applies an upgrade or effect for the rest of their run.

In addition to Rogue Steel, the update also includes new weapons, levels, skins, achievements, mutators, and more. Full patch notes here: https://bit.ly/RogueSteel

Since its launch last year on PC, Greylock Studio has supported Severed Steel with multiple free updates, significantly expanding the amount of available content. The game’s level editor has also been well received by the community, with more than 120 maps and items available via Steam Workshop. Severed Steel currenty has an ‘Overwhelmingly Positive’ Steam user rating for the last 30 days, and is rated ‘Very Positive’ overall with a 94% positive rating from more than 1,500 user reviews.

Commenting on the support Severed Steel has received from its players and community, Matt Larrabee, the game’s director and developer, said:

“I want to thank everyone who has been active on the Severed Steel Steam forums and Discord, or made any sort of review or let’s-play content! The latest game mode amplifies what people say they like most about the game. If you tried Severed Steel last year, I highly recommend jumping in again and trying out the new Rogue Steel mode!”

Severed Steel is also available on consoles and we’ll be sharing news about an update for those versions soon.

Severed Steel is a single-player FPS featuring a fluid stunt system, destructible voxel environments, loads of bullet time, and a unique one-armed protagonist. It’s you, your trigger finger, and a steel-toed boot against a superstructure full of bad guys. Chain together wall runs, dives, flips, and slides to take every last enemy down

Key features

  • A unique fighter: Play as Steel, a nimble, one-armed sharpshooter on a mission. There is no reloading – pick your shots well and be ready to pry a loaded weapon from your enemies’ cold dead hands
  • Stylish combat: Dodge bullets, leap off walls, slide kick, throw weapons – do whatever it takes to come out on top in intense and frenzied firefights
  • Fully destructible environment: Pepper through plaster with sharp 4.7 mm rounds, punch through thick concrete with .50 cal slugs, or make big holes in things with your arm cannon
  • Dynamic AI: No two battles are the same thanks to dynamic, unscripted, squad-based AI
  • Firefight Mode: Chase high scores and fast times for leaderboard acclaim in this arcade-styled mode. Features 42 levels, each with their own sub-challenges, and over 20 unlockable, game modifying ‘Mutators’
  • Campaign Mode: Blast through six compact story chapters as you battle against the forces of nefarious mega-corporation, EdenSys. Finish the campaign and want more? Try New Game + mode which mixes up the campaign for a fresh playthrough
  • Rogue Mode: Severed Steel with Rogue-lite elements. Click the Rogue Steel button on the main menu to start a short, randomly generated, 10 level campaign. Features unlockable perks, skins, and more.
  • Accessibility: A range of adjustable settings for features such as difficulty, visuals, audio, controls, navigation, and more
  • Level Editor (with Steam Workshop support): Build levels and share them with the community

Get it on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1227690