Second No Man's Sky Gameplay Trailer Focuses On Combat

Threats shown in the second No Man’s Sky gameplay trailer will have to be dealt with both in space and on-foot.

Developer Hello Games has released the second in its four-part trailer series which focuses on No Man’s Sky four key gameplay components. While the first trailer centered around exploration, this second trailer is all about the various combat encounters players will inevitably find themselves embroiled in. As you can see in the trailer below, No Man’s Sky players will be able to partake in two different types of combat.

As players fly around in space, they’ll encounter hostile ships which they’ll have to defeat in aerial dog-fights, and one part of the trailer shows that players will even encounter entire fleets of larger capital ships, though whether these larger fleets are friend or foe remains to be seen. Another part of the trailer (the 0:28 mark) also shows an objective screen where the player is defending a cargo ship against enemy fighters, seemingly confirming that there will be friendly ships players can interact with as well as more structured objectives beyond simply exploring planets. 

Once players land on a planet’s surface, they’ll have to keep their handy laser pistol at the ready, since each planet can contain hostile wildlife and even hostile machinery such as attack drones and large walking mechs which look kind of like Star Wars’ AT-ST walkers. No Man's Sky releases on August 9th for PC and PlayStation. 

For more on No Man’s Sky be sure to check out our previous coverage of the first of the four No Man's Sky trailers which focuses on exploration, and how the 18 quintillion planets in No Man's Sky take up only 6GB of disk space. While you wait for No Man's Sky to officially release, be sure to check out Green Man Gaming's summer sale which has deals on several other indie games set in the far reaches of outer space! 

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