Indie shooter Superhot to get free standalone expansion pack "Mind Control Delete"

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One of this year's most interesting games has been Superhot, a skill-based first-person shooter where your actions can help rewind and fast-forward time, as you attempt to take out targets while avoiding getting wiped out yourself.

Well, you're about to get more where that came from.

Fans of the slow-mo, matrix-style indie hit SUPERHOT will be excited this week as the trailer for a new standalone expansion, SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE appeared on the game's YouTube channel and now has its own steam page. But for those of you that own the Steam version, you'll be able to get it a whole lot sooner. It's still "a good 9-12 months away from a full release", say the devs, but Steam Early Access starts tomorrow.

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It's designed as a roguelike twist on the linear nature of the original SUPERHOT. We tested and put a bunch of them to work in virtual reality, and after releasing SUPERHOT VR to even more outstanding support from you guys, we finally had a road map for the first non-VR expansion ironed out in December 2016. The expansion is not just perma-death slapped onto the original Superhot, however.

Mind Control Delete will throw you into a dozens of increasingly hard gameplay challenges, and naturally the same player-responsive time mechanic that made the base game so compelling will remain.

The developers are warning that Mind, Control, Delete is still very early in development and that those expecting a polished, full-fledged expansion should simply wait until it is out of Early Access. Completing each challenge will not only make you more powerful but will "bring you closer to deciphering the secrets hidden from you by the system".