Deathgarden Relaunches with Free Weekend

Behaviour Interactive announces the relaunch of Deathgarden on Steam, saying their ground-up rework of this asymmetrical multiplayer survival game is so drastic they've gone back to their random two-word combinator to rename the new version Deathgarden: BLOODHARVEST. This remains in Early Access, and they celebrate the relaunch by making the game free-to-play for the weekend. They also announce the release of a cosmetic set that can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop... ever, until you are dead: "New players and early adopters alike can also look forward to the Terminator T-800 Endoskeleton cosmetic set for the hunter. Starting today, players can purchase this cosmetic set to enter the garden as a legendary and unstoppable T-800 including the complete character model and an exclusive weapon skin." Here's a trailer, and here's word:
Deathgarden™: BLOODHARVEST finds players in a dark and divided future. Only those deemed worthy are granted entrance to the Enclave, an opulent safe haven, while the rest are damned to almost certain death in the slums. The only gateway between these two worlds is The Bloodharvest, a twisted trial of violence that takes place in arenas known as Deathgardens.

Hunters enter the Bloodharvest willingly, yearning to ruthlessly kill scavengers to rise through the social ranks of the Enclave’s society. For scavengers, entering the Deathgarden is their only chance to escape a life of disease and despair by proving themselves worthy.

These sweeping changes to the game’s setting and lore are matched with a new approach to design, gameplay, and progression as well as newly added features, including:

Focus on Power-up Progression

  • Five brand-new scavengers and three new hunter characters, each with their own unique loadouts, progression, and background story
  • All playstyles are viable as every in-game action now rewards XP and resources
  • Progression designed to encourage and reward trying out different playstyles

Frantic Brutal Gameplay

  • Track and gun down scavengers in first-person as a ruthless hunter. Scavenge for blood and escape in third-person with fast-paced parkour and stealth abilities as a scavenger
  • Five scavengers vying to survive while stalked by an unstoppable hunter
  • A procedural map system, featuring four new Deathgardens that challenges players to adapt to an ever-changing environment