Helldivers 2 official artwork and logo for the Starship Troopers inspired co-op shooter

Following in the footsteps of games like Risk of Rain 2, Arrowhead Game Studios have decided to really shake things up for the sequel to their 2015 co-op shooter Helldivers. As such, not only is Helldivers 2 going to be bigger, better and more polished than its predecessor, but it'll also forgo the restricting top-down view in favor of a more personal and higher fidelity third-person one.

When it comes to the actual gameplay, it should come as little surprise to hear that Helldivers 2 will equip you with an assortment of absurdly overpowered weaponry and throw you into the meatgrinder against equally absurd numbers of enemies. Add to that a plethora of toys that all cause copious amounts of friendly fire, a constant stream of chaos and nonsense, as well as overly patriotic, Starship Troopers flavored dialogue, and you've got yourself the building blocks of a (hopefully) highly entertaining co-op game.

What all of this madness looks like in action, as well as how silly the whole story gets, that you can check out through the announcement trailer below. Have a peek:

I'd love to give you more details as I'm quite excited myself, but I'm afraid the Helldivers 2 team hasn't released a proper gameplay trailer just yet, only quickly edited bits and pieces. Once that changes and we get a good look at everything it has to offer, I'll make sure to let you know.

Once that changes, and ideally once we get a lengthy gameplay preview, I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, give the original game a try if you haven't already. It's quite a blast with a couple of friends at your side!