Destruction AllStars details gameplay, characters, and Digital Deluxe Edition

"Over-the-top car competition" game due out for PlayStation 5 at launch.

Destruction AllStars

Publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment and developer Lucid Games have detailed “over-the-top car competition” PlayStation 5 launch title Destruction AllStars, including its gameplay, characters, and Digital Deluxe Edition.

Here are the details, via Lucid Games community manager George Rule on the PlayStation Blog:

Destruction AllStars is a global sports entertainment event where stars and cars collide. Become one of 16 different AllStars and get behind the wheel to the sound of a roaring crowd as you wreck your way to the top. Can you master the mayhem?

Jump into the arena solo or with your teammates and run to your vehicle of choice. There’s a variety of different vehicles with unique speed and handling characteristics. Whilst you might have a particular favorite, it takes a true AllStar to master them all!

While behind the wheel, you’ll want to react to the match as it unfolds around you. Driving into opponents’ vehicles will do plenty of damage, but a well timed slam will annihilate them. Master using slam attacks to wreck, dodge and boost your way through the competition.

Destruction AllStars

When wrecked, you’ll have to master a whole new set of skills as you’re thrust into the action from a different perspective. On foot, our AllStars might look vulnerable, but they have the athletic and heroic skills to evade opponents, take their vehicle and cause maximum damage.

The arenas have been designed to harness mobility and destructive action. Vehicles have enough track to navigate at maximum speed, whilst AllStars on-foot can seek temporary safety in suspended platforms above. Using their parkour skills to jump, climb, grab and vault, they can collect items and lure opponents into hard hitting traps.

All of this takes place in the first minute of every game. If you compete hard, be fierce and stay in the action, you’ll be rewarded with an AllStar’s ultimate skills: their character ability and hero vehicle. An AllStar’s character ability gives them an edge above the competition, whilst their hero vehicle can really shake up the game.

Destruction AllStars

Character Abilities Snapshot

  • Shyft – Uses cloaking technology to go invisible and take over vehicles before his opponents notice.
  • Ultimo Barricado – Become invulnerable to incoming attacks, from vehicles and characters.
  • Lupita – Drops trails of fire that causes burning damage to vehicle and KO characters.
  • Boxtop – Spawns parcels that buff team mates and deal explosive damage enemies.

Hero Vehicle Snapshot

  • Sabre (Hana’s Vehicle) – Deploy a blade along the length of the vehicle and slice opponents in half.
  • The Undisputed (Ultimo’s Vehicle) – Activate an immense shield and become an unstoppable force in the arena.
  • Callisto (Genesis’ Vehicle) – Ignite rocket boosters for a burst of speed, causing massive damage to your opponents.
  • Mr. Sparkles (Tw!nlkeR1ot’s Vehicle) – Enter Rampage as you hit harder with every Slam.

Meet the AllStars

Destruction AllStars

We’ll tell you more about this bunch of diverse, charismatic, and heroic AllStars in a future Blog post.

How to Play

So that gives you a general idea of what you’ll be doing in the game, no matter what mode you’re playing. Destruction AllStars has a lot to offer, however you choose to play the game.

  • Global custom-built arenas for multiplayer and single-player.
  • Destructive gameplay action in and out of vehicles.
  • A large, diverse roster of Heroic Characters.
  • Cinematic rivalries exploring our AllStar’s motivations.
  • Enough cosmetics for you to stand out amongst the crowd.

But it doesn’t end here. After launch, we’ll be adding new modes as well as exciting twists on others. We’ll also be adding new features to help you get the most out of your Destruction AllStars experience. You can expect these additions as part of a post-launch roadmap, absolutely free, to ensure you have new ways to play, wreck after wreck.

Hopefully that gives you a taste of what Destruction AllStars is all about. We’ve got a brand new trailer launching soon, so be sure to keep an eye out for that! We’re still hard at work on the finishing touches before launch and the team can’t wait for you to get your hands on the game. We’ll be listening out for your feedback and want to take you all on a wild ride as we continue to grow the game post launch.

However you choose to start your AllStars career, we’ll be ready for you on the starting platform this November!

Digital Deluxe Edition

Destruction AllStars

The Digital Deluxe edition contains:

  • One Legendary Character Skin and Vehicle Skin – Embrace the darkness and become The Crow.
  • One Dance Emote for Lupita – Lupita shows the AllStars how it’s done in Rio!
  • Four banners and five avatars – Add some variety to your player profile, right from the start!
  • 10,000 AllStar Currency – Kickstart your AllStar customization! AllStar Currency can be earned through online play. This boost should give you a head start on customizing your racing stripes whilst you earn the rest!

And here is an overview of the game, via PlayStation.com:

About

Pile on the destruction from behind the wheel or on-foot in the global phenomenon that is Destruction AllStars.

Stars and cars collide.

Dominate the glittering global phenomenon of Destruction AllStars—the spectacular prime-time sport for dangerous drivers!

Master the art of intense vehicle-based combat through timing, tactics and skills to cause colossal amounts of damage, destruction and devastation in vibrant arenas across the globe.

Pile-on the destruction from behind the wheel or leap into the arena with a breathtaking reel of parkour action by dodging attacks, taking over vehicles or using abilities to disrupt the onslaught of incoming vehicles.

Cause enough mayhem to power up your AllStars game-changing hero vehicle fueled with special abilities.

A roster of 16 blockbuster Destruction AllStars are revved up and ready to compete in the name of entertainment and demolition. So, strap in for intense, explosive and unpredictable levels of free-flowing action and fight to be crowned the Global Destruction Federation Champion.

It’s time to run, ram and slam. See you in the arena.

Key Features

  • Become an AllStar – Heroes… icons… global sensations – Sixteen fearless, charismatic Destruction AllStars make up the roster of international competitors vying for the Global Destruction Federation Championship. These guys are pay-per-view and pay-per-wreck quality. Main eventers and headliners. Known across the world. Utilize each AllStar’s abilities to tailor your tactics and play style – exploit their agility, speed or strength to wreck and evade rivals with powerful skills and parkour, switch between vehicles or leap onto speeding cars in heart-stopping takeover attempts.
  • Drive Destruction – The finest engineers have carefully crafted 28 vehicles for the Global Destruction Federation. A number of basic vehicles will be scattered throughout each arena at the start of every match. But each AllStar also has a personal signature set of wheels that can turn the tide of any battle. Cause enough mayhem to power up your hero vehicle – each one is fueled with special abilities to get fans off their seats.
  • Master the Mayhem – The Destruction AllStars roster is packed with fearless daredevils who fought to get to the pinnacle of their sport through masterful skills, precise timing and cunning tactics. Each competition features specific objectives and targets you need to hit as you direct and tailor the force, impact, speed and power of your destruction.
  • Create Your Legacy – Compete in a storied single-player series, specifically tailored to a number of playable Destruction AllStars. Master over 50 events to prove yourself a Destruction legend. Unlock new skins, emotes and banners as you take on AI rivals in momentous challenges spread across the five global arenas.
  • Wreck Your Friends – Accelerate the drama and enter 16-player online matches with your friends. Jump into a Casual quick play session; earn XP in skill-based Ranked matches; outshine everyone in multiple Matchday games; avenge previous losses in Persistent Rivals; and experience new limited-time rule twists in Special Events.

PlayStation 5 Features

  • Stunning Visuals – Has total destruction ever looked this good? Experience the global phenomenon of vehicle-based combat in a crisp dynamic 4K resolution. Fast loading: Mayhem waits for no one! Choose your AllStar and accelerate into the action with the near-instant lightning fast load times of the PS5 console’s ultra-high speed SSD.
  • Adaptive Triggers – Experience your ride! Get unique feedback for each vehicle thanks to the DualSense Wireless Controller’s adaptive triggers.
  • Haptic Feedback – Wham! Experience the impact of rams and slams as the DualSense Wireless Controller’s dual actuators simulate the feel of your in-game actions through immersive sensory feedback.
  • Tempest 3D AudioTech – How the crunch of slamming into an opponent is meant to sound! Hear stunning 360-degree stadium atmospherics with Tempest 3D AudioTech.

Destruction AllStars is due out for PlayStation 5 on November 12 in North America and Japan, and November 19 in Europe (further regional information available here).

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