PlayStation and AllStars Destruction studio Lucid Games has released a seven-and-a-half-minute State of Play video for the frenzied and colorful title, giving you a clear idea of what to expect when the game releases next week.
Players choose from 16 distinct characters called AllStars. Each character has their own unique abilities, as well as iconic hero vehicles. You have access to three different types of vehicles: one focused on speed and drift, one focused on handling and agility, and the other focused on brute force. Don’t get too attached to these vehicles, however, as common vehicles are meant to be destroyed; Developer Lucid Games wants you to get in and out of vehicles often, mixing vehicular gameplay with parkour action on foot.
Dodging enemies, destroying vehicles, and collecting items in the field, you charge your hero ability and hero vehicles to trigger moves like leaving a trail of fire wherever you run or drive or turn invisible to surprise your opponents.
Your mission in Destruction AllStars is to get into a vehicle and cause as much destruction and carnage as possible. While crashing into another vehicle with your vehicle is the most obvious way to accomplish this, you can jump onto a vehicle while you’re on foot to take over or destroy that player’s vehicle.
At launch, Destruction AllStars offers four game modes. Mayhem, which can be played solo, is all about causing as much chaos as possible. Carnado is an 8v8 team mode that tasks you with earning gears by destroying or stealing your opponents’ vehicles before banking them while driving your car through the carnado, thus destroying your vehicle. Stockpile is another team game focused on collecting gears, but you also need to focus on controlling all three arena banks. The final mode is Gridfall, a sort of deathmatch, where each character has a set number of lives and the last person standing is the winner.
As you play, you unlock costumes and cosmetics to customize your AllStars and their rides. Using in-game currency, you can purchase character skins, character emotes, vehicle emotes, and screams. In-game currencies include AllStar Coins, which are earned by playing online and earning experience points. You can also purchase Destruction Points using real money from PlayStation Store. Destruction Points can also be earned later this year by completing Daily and Weekly Challenges.
You can watch the State of Play video, which also delves into the challenges of the game, in its entirety below.
Destruction AllStars will be released for PlayStation 5 on February 2. Best of all, if you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber, you can add it to your library at no additional cost.