If you needed some first hand feedback and analysis on Hood: Outlaws and Legends you’re in luck, as the developers have released a gameplay commentary video that gives players insight on how the game is played!
Check out the new video released by the folks at Sumo Digital and Focus Home Interactive.
Complementing that is an overview of the gameplay via press release.
Stealth is your best way to gather information about enemy positions, the vault location and map layout to plan and execute your heist. Move around undetected, distract or assassinate guards, steal keys, retrieve treasures and, most importantly, choose when and where your team enters open combat. But beware! If an enemy spots you, your character becomes outlined in red, revealing your position to the opposing team and the rest of the guards. Charging in mindlessly can be fatal… unless creating a diversion was your plan all along.
Each character can be customized with specific perks to emphasize different playstyles. Rangers can equip special melee and burst damage perks to reach the high ground and provide cover for the team from afar. Even the Mystic, typically a support hero, can pick a fast movement perk to slip past guards, steal keys and silently unlock doors for your team.
If you’re looking to what the post-launch plans are for the game, you can read about that and the roadmap details here.
Hood: Outlaws and Legends will be released for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC on May 10.