Raiders of the Broken Planet is a game that has passed quite a few people by but that’s a shame as there is a lot of fun to be had with this shooter. Well, now is a good time to find the game, or go back to it, as the team at MercurySteam have just announced a new playable character. Doldren, a deranged assassin, is joining the action and will be available to all players no matter which campaigns you own (the base game is free-to-play and then additional chapters are available for purchase). Here’s the official description of this new character as well as trailer that celebrates his launch –
Doldren is a native to the Broken Planet but, unlike Harec or Iune who reluctantly abandoned their people’s peaceful ways to take arms against the Terran invasion, Doldren is considered an irredeemable monster among the culture that gave him birth. His insatiable thirst for blood saw him jailed in the Pit of Repudiation, where he was to end his days in total seclusion, but when the invading humans assaulted the ancient gaol, Doldren was set free by his desperate captors as a final act of vengeance upon the Terrans.
For Doldren, the invasion of the Broken Planet is a blessing, as he can now put his talents for murder to use without fear of reprisal. Having heard of his dark reputation, Harec accepted him into the Raiders, acknowledging his usefulness as a peerless warrior, but the taciturn leader of the Raiders understands full well that Doldren might as well slit his teammates’ throats the moment he has no other victims within reach.
Doldren’s talents reside in his ability to ambush enemy forces, projecting his essence and rematerializing his body near unsuspecting foes, making short work of them with high-caliber revolvers or dealing the killing blow with his own hands.