HYENAS reveals new character inspired by SEGA's beloved hero

Is this gaming’s greatest crossover of all time?

(Image: HYENAS)

MARCH 24, 2023 – Creative Assembly has revealed Hero-Ki, the cosplaying specialist who joins the playable crew in chaotic extraction shooter HYENAS... and someone who has clearly been inspired by a certain speedy SEGA® series!

Hero-Ki was a minor celebrity back on Earth thanks to his cosplay and charity work but after being
evacuated to The Taint, he’s had to turn those same skills towards more nefarious pursuits. Armed with a specially modified camera to capture a target's likeness and cosplay as them, Hero-Ki can use his penchant for disguise to evade threats and exploit the environment in HYENAS, as only the sharpest-eyed rival will be able to detect the clues that reveal him as an imposter.

(Image: Hero-Ki cosplaying as a famous game character from SEGA)

Hero-Ki takes his place among the other Hyenas which include specialists like the uzi-wielding ballerina Prima and foam-gun packing astronaut Commander Wright, with more character reveals still to come.

All PC players are invited to #JoinThePack at playhyenas.com for their chance to participate in the next alpha test, which begins tomorrow, March 25th at 01:00 AM, GMT+8. To give you a taste of what to expect, Live Product Director Alex Hunnisett took part in Future Games Show Spring Showcase to present Hero-Ki's debut and an exclusive HYENAS gameplay teaser.

In tomorrow’s alpha, you’ll get to play as Hero-Ki on both playable Plundership maps, letting you run wild across the New York-themed We Took Manhattan and the 80s-inspired Greed is Good. This alpha will be live for ten days, giving players plenty of time to get stuck in and sharpen their tactics before its doors close at 16:00 GMT+8 on Monday, April 3rd.

HYENAS is a multiplayer, multi-team extraction shooter where you play as misfit anti-heroes competing against other squads and security forces to steal pop culture memorabilia. You can follow the latest HYENAS action and updates via @PlayHyenas at Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. HYENAS is coming to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, and PC and is now available to wishlist on Steam.