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advertisements and posters full of democracy

He Helldiverse universe It’s not too complicated. Its story is not too deep, the inspirations from Starship Troopers, Warhammer and Dungeons & Dragons are more than obvious, and there is obviously a very clear satire of the socio-political system of the United States, at least the one that Hollywood has given us shown in his films.

Helldivers 2 is a marvel without needing to delve too deeply into its universe. We are a soldier without particular qualities, another cog in the army of Super-Earth, whose only mission is the total and obligatory democratization of everything beyond its borders. Everything can be solved by orbital attack, bombing, shooting and shooting.

Currently, the universe of Helldiverse 2 It’s not a big deal… but it grows as the stories emerge. Developers and players create the story for each campaign. And one of the most striking and detailed sections that is growing day by day is all the propaganda regarding the galactic war. It serves to publicize the video game, but at the same time it is meta-propaganda of the universe.

Presentation text of Helldivers 2: artistic marvels returning from the past

Arrowhead Game Studios has shared several announcements and posts from Helldiverse 2 with a very marked style. Have you ever seen the propaganda related to conscription from the First World War? If you don’t know what I’m talking about, maybe I can illustrate it with the poster titled “I Want You for the United States Army” (aka the Uncle Sam Poster), created in 1917 by James Montgomery Flagg. It had a huge impact and became part of popular culture.


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This is the most recent propaganda poster of Helldiverse 2 . It was shared by the official video game account a few days ago to announce the official arrival of the Mechas. “The EXO-45 Patriot exosuits are in full production in the Tien Kwan factories. Soon ready to be deployed on the battlefield!”, he declares. the announcement tweet. He has a very characteristic style.

Just take a look on Reddit, Instagram, and Twitter to find dozens of similar posters and ads. Not long ago we saw this Helldiverse 2 This looks great on an old TV and could very well be a classic commercial. Since then, I’ve compiled videos and images to show you why I’m so fascinated by this subsection of video games.

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OldSloppy Posters (Reddit). Click to see original post

The following posters were shared by Galactic Armory (Twitter, left) and dj_swizzle (Reddit, right). Although they lack the animated style of the previous ones, they pursue the same goal: the recruitment of new Helldivers in the style seen in American films. The Liber-Tea pun has become a running joke among fans.

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Galactic Armory and dj_swizzle posters

The design of posters is varied and does not always have to do with recruitment. Artist Jackwdowell shared a design (left) on his ArtStation that brings us back to the style he mentioned above. This is a call to helldivers to fight the Automata.

As for the poster on the right, shared by No_Examination5404 on Reddit, it is a Tactical Shield unit, which is a very hellish way of calling condoms. It has a warning in the lower area: failure to use it may result in the birth of a new cadet after 9 months.

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Posters by Jackwdowell and No_Examination5404

I’m not exaggerating when I tell you that the story of Helldivers 2 is literally being written day by day. User Unknown-Name06 shared the poster titled “Spill Oil” and with a caption that read: Pity is betrayal. Free Malevolon Creek.” This is a canon event in the game that occurred a few days ago, when we helldivers lost the planet, affectionately known as Robot Vietnam, to the Automata.

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The right-wing propaganda image is simply magnificent. Reddit user Proud_Lie_8135 shared it a few hours ago and it goes something like this: “Enjoy the taste of freedom with a new cup of Liber-Té! Get ready today!” It’s another meta propaganda for more players to reach Helldiverse 2 . Hat. This is one of my favorites because of its retro style.

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Posters Unknown-Name06 and Proud_Lie_8135

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Posters by OllieHoff, REPLICATOR071 and myoeni on Reddit

Reddit helldiver Chimera87X is another veteran of Malevolon Creek Falls. He shared another poster to commemorate the event. Arguably there was some consensus within the community to call the event “Spill Oil”, as the fight was against machines. “Defend the line with your life,” read the caption.

The poster on the right (54NCH32 from Reddit) is a bit different, but it’s not too different from the ads we see on our ship’s screen in Helldivers 2. It’s a pamphlet which details an optimal combat strategy against Terminides and Automata: mounted cannon + protective shield. The tactic works wonderfully when executed with colleagues.

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Posters of Chimera87X and 54NCH32 on Reddit

The last image comes with a bonus, but I can explain it. He the first poster belongs to Winkree (Twitter). It’s called “Freedom and Sacrifice” and shows a heroic hell diver calling out a scheme. This refers to when a soldier sacrifices himself so that the impact kills as many enemies as possible. The beauty of the center is owned by TheEverdrift (Twitter) and I can only applaud until exhaustion. Finally (and as a bonus), the user Marpaparp made two patches to show that she was a veteran of Malevolon Creek and uses the stratagems of the eagles (hunts).

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Maps of Winkree, TheEverdrift and Marpaparp

Posters are only the beginning of all propaganda Helldiverse 2 . The introduction to the game itself is a propaganda advert (a very good one, by the way) for us to join the corps of Helldivers. This is very reminiscent of the one we saw in Starship Troopers . In addition, on board the ship we can see information about the evolution of the fronts of the war and how a series of videos called BraschTactics on combat tactics.

And speaking of Starship Troopers-inspired commercials, here’s a recreation of the film’s propaganda featuring the helldivers. LayzuhCatz, author of the video, says in the description that he was indeed inspired by the 1997 film to create this wonderful 30-second reference. At his feet!

To end this Democratic post, AlphabetMeat shared a video on Reddit with the following title: “I put Helldivers footage on a US Army recruitment video. Run to Helldivers mayhem!” Unsurprisingly, the audio of the recruitment announcement fits the video game like a glove.

After a week(plus) of collecting material for this article, it’s very clear to me that the Helldivers 2 community is wonderful. Arrowhead Game Studios He has a great success on his hands and I hope he can maintain it over time with more content, events and creations like these.