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Deliver Us Mars’ Countdown to Launch Trailer Dials Up the Drama

Deliver Us Mars Countdown to Launch Trailer

Deliver Us Mars’ Countdown to Launch Trailer tries to impress upon you the seriousness of Earth’s situation.

It’s shorter than Deliver Us Mars’ Story Trailer, which is dramatic enough as is, but this sci-fi adventure’s new trailer does its best to dial the tension up to eleven. Earth is going going down the toilet and the only way to save it is to retrieve the Ark Colony Ships from Mars.

Why? Because they contain the technology to reverse climate change, though we’re not convinced that’s a long-term fix. Give it another thousand years or two and humanity’ll have messed things up again. This mission to Mars might end up being nothing more then a temporary reprieve.

Besides which, the trailer hints that protagonist Kathy Johnson may get to decide Earth’s fate. At the very least, her personal quest to find her father is likely to clash with her supposedly world-saving objective. And, sitting back and watching the trailer play, we were definitely feeling the drama – right up until Joe Pera appeared.

Okay, it’s not technically Joe Pera, it’s Kathy’s father, but he’s resembles a slightly older version of the comedian and we absolutely can’t unsee it. We just hope that when he opens his mouth he sounds like Brian Blessed. Otherwise, we may have difficulty taking his appearances seriously.

Deliver Us Mars arrives this February 2nd. It’ll be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and PC (via Steam and the Epic Games Store). It’s priced at £24.99/$29.99 with a 10% pre-purchase discount.

Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.