Hood: Outlaws & Legends is an upcoming action video game developed by Sumo Newcastle and published by Focus Home Interactive. The game is set to be released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X and Series S in May 2021. In a violent, medieval world, outplay rival gangs in intense PvPvE multiplayer heists. Moving in stealth to steal treasures unseen through loud and brutal combat, only the best will escape with hard-earned riches. The player assumes control of an outlaw who must infiltrate a keep of an authoritarian power named the State, and compete against a rival team to steal the treasure hidden in the keep’s vault.
The player can form a group of four in order to pull off the heist, which has three phases. The first phase requires the player to steal the key from the Sheriff of Nottingham, a boss character in the game. Once the player acquires the key, they are given clues regarding the location of the vault, though the opponent team would also be notified. Stealth is essential, as guards may call for reinforcements and close off certain areas, blocking access to the vault. The opponent team can also observe the behaviors of the AI and pinpoint the location of the opposite team.Hood: Outlaws & Legends is a multiplayer action video game played from a third-person perspective.
Different characters in the game have different weapons and abilities. For instance, Maid Marion is equipped with a crossbow and smoke grenades, while Tooke is equipped with a flail. Players must coordinate with each other in order to succeed. For instance, only Little John has the ability to open locked gates. If the team does not have a tank character, they may need to find other ways to progress. Once a team acquires a treasure, they must locate an extraction point, though it would be heavily guarded by knights and the Sheriff. The location of a vault in a map is randomly decided, and the AI will exhibit different patrol pattern in each playthrough.
The player can access the Scales of Justice, where they will decide the amount of gold they will keep and the amount they will give back to the people. Being generous unlocks more perks and skills, but they needs to be purchased through gold owned by the player. Faced with a merciless, unchecked state, rebels and rogues battle to claim their place among legends. To win influence with an oppressed people, rival gangs compete in daring heists to hit the wealthy where it hurts. Folk hero or gold-hungry outlaw, only the best will escape with hard-earned riches. 2 teams of 4 players compete to execute the perfect heist, in medieval environments patrolled by deadly AI guards.