Hood is a multiplayer heist game that blends combat, stealth, and strategy. You will assemble a team of Outlaws as you attempt to steal treasures from an oppressive government known as The State. This is a medieval PvPvE game that pits two 4-player teams against each other as they attempt the same daring heist in environments populated with enemy AI guards. This takes similarity from AC: Unity’s four-player CO-OP mode.
Stealing a treasure chest from a State stronghold is your main objective, but locating and escaping with it will require teamwork and tactics. This game world is realistic, with believable interactions and consequences. Treasure chests are heavy and must be carried. Ammo is limited to what you can carry, salvage, or recover from your fallen enemies. Noise attracts attention, both from the AI guards and rival players. Combat can be brutal and deadly, so using stealth can often be the optimal approach. According to the Steam page, you will be able to invest your loot for new weapons, perks, and looks for your character.
The player will be able to choose from different outlaws and characters. Using the unique and varied playstyles of each outlaw will be crucial to your success. Some are specialized in ranged combat, while others are far more deadly up close in a melee fight.
Hood has been in development for 18 months by Sumo Digital. It will be released sometime in 2021 on Microsoft Windows, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.