Scars Above Drops an Intimidating New Trailer and a February 2023 Launch Date

Nathan Birch
Scars Above

Last year Prime Matter and developer Mad Head Games revealed Scars Above, an atmospheric sci-fi shooter with roguelike elements somewhat in the vein of Returnal and other similar games. Well, today at The Game Awards, Prime Matter dropped a new trailer and confirmed a February 2023 release date. The trailer provides a fresh peek at the game’s creepy world and even more creepy enemies. You can check it out for yourself, below.

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Looks like the game has received some additional visual polish since we saw it last year. Need to know more? Check out our hands-on preview and the following official description…

“A colossal and enigmatic alien structure appears in Earth's orbit and stuns the entire world; humanity names it ‘The Metahedron’. The Sentient Contact Assessment and Response team (SCAR) - consisting of scientists and engineers - is sent to investigate.

Things don’t go as planned and the Metahedron hauls the team across space onto a mysterious planet. Playing the role of Dr Kate Ward - a SCAR member - who wakes up dazed, alone in a strange, hostile environment. Determined to survive, you set out to find your crew and unravel the mystery behind what’s happened to you.”

The Scars Above Experience:

  • Immerse yourself in an exciting sci-fi adventure inspired by the classics of the genre
  • Explore an enigmatic and intricate alien world - with plenty of mysteries to uncover
  • Fight tactically, using a combination of elemental attacks, gadgets and items, exploit the environment and enemy weaknesses
  • Engage exciting and challenging enemies and bosses, from hulking rock-covered monstrosities to nightmarish creatures lurking in the dark
  • Gain knowledge and acquire new skills
  • Scan enemies to learn about their weaknesses and behaviours
  • Use your scientific skills to conduct research and extrapolate information

Scars Above launches on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, and PS5 on February 28, 2023. A demo for the game is available now.

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