We’ve been very much in the dark about Destruction AllStars lately. Granted, we have had the odd trailer here and there, with the last one focusing on its cast of characters, but we’ve been missing something quite important since the game’s reveal last year — meaningful gameplay footage. We know roughly what this PlayStation 5 exclusive is about, but we’ve yet to see it properly in action.
At last, Sony has remedied this today with a brand new State of Play presentation. With less than a week until the game’s launch as part of February’s PS Plus lineup, the game has finally been put in the spotlight.
As expected, the gameplay will be a mixture of in-car and on-foot action. While behind the wheel of one of three vehicle types, your objective is essentially to wreck other cars by slamming into them, while evading the same happening to you. You can leap out of your car and hop into another, or you can run around the arena as a nimble character, capable of dodging vehicles and vaulting over obstacles.
Each character has unique hero abilities, including a special car with its own powers.
After watching the game in action for a good few minutes, it looks much more promising — the car handling looks to be super arcadey, and there’s always something going on to keep you engaged. It looks like it could be a lot of fun.
Later in the video, various modes are explored, including Carnado, Stockpile, and Gridfall. Finally, the presentation touches on cosmetic items and microtransactions. You’ll be able to buy one of the game’s currencies, but there’s no pay-to-win — it’s all purely for show.
What do you make of Destruction AllStars after this latest State of Play? Tell us in the comments section below.