Behaviour Digital has announced that their asymmetrical multiplayer action game Deathgarden has entered its Closed Beta test phase today. The company also announced the game's Steam Early Access launch, which will occur sometime this August.
Players are invited into the Garden from now through June 26th at 9 a.m. ET to embody the Hunter or Runners and help test the robustness of Deathgarden's dedicated servers and game balance. New players may request a beta key by registering at deathgardengame.com. Those who participated in the closed alpha are guaranteed beta access.
The development team has worked hard to integrate the feedback received during the alpha and continue to improve the core gameplay and balancing. Players can expect the following new content in the beta:
- New weather (daytime)
- Improved party system
- 3 new Runner powers
- 2 new Runner perks
- 1 new Hunter weapon
- 1 new Hunter power
- 2 new Hunter perks
As for the Early Access launch, well, "the goal of this final phase prior to the official release is to establish the post-launch content delivery cadence while better integrating community feedback and implementing further improvements," explained Matt Jackson, Design Director.
Additionally, players who pre-order Deathgarden before August will automatically be upgraded to the game's Deluxe Edition, which includes: guaranteed access to the closed beta and soft launch, exclusive Origin cosmetics sets, a digital game soundtrack, and a digital art book (a combined value of $49.99) for $29.99 USD.
You can check out the Closed Beta trailer below.