Left 4 Dead developer Turtle Rock Studios has finally shared a first-look at its brand-new multiplayer zombie shooter Back 4 Blood, and yeah... this things is basically Left 4 Dead 3 in all but name guys.
Everything you might have expected from a sequel to the classic Valve/Turtle Rock franchise is here: We've got zombie hordes, plenty of different types of weapons and monsters, co-op FPS gameplay, and some absolutely massive undead beasts that players will have to work together to take down.
Take a look at the gore-filled reveal trailer below. There's also a brief first look at gameplay which can be seen here, and a deeper gameplay showcase scheduled for December 17th, so be sure to tune into that.
"Our fans have been waiting a long time for us to return to our roots and it's amazing to finally show the world what we've been working on," said Chris Ashton, Co-founder and Design Director, Turtle Rock Studios over on the game's website. "We are making this game with our community in mind and are firing on all cylinders to give players a compelling zombie experience that is unlike any other."
Back 4 Blood can be played online with a squad of four players or solo with up to three AI teammates. What's exciting is that the game will also support up to eight players in online PvP (person versus person) multiplayer.
As for the story? Well, of course it takes place after a "catastrophic outbreak where most of humanity has either been killed or infected by the parasitic Devil Worm," according to publisher Warner Bros. "Hardened by unspeakable events and emboldened to fight for the last of humanity, a group of apocalypse veterans called the Cleaners have rallied to take on the infected horrors known as the Ridden and reclaim the world."
"Turtle Rock Studios, the talented team that put the co-op zombie genre on the map, is the perfect partner for us with Back 4 Blood as we pursue this important genre of gaming," added David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Games. "This passionate development team is giving fans a new franchise that pushes this category of shooters forward with fun, frenetic combat."
If you're itching to round up your old Left 4 Dead squad and get stuck in - and why wouldn't you be - a closed alpha kicks off on December 17th, and players can register their interest right now at BACK4BLOOD.COM. A full release is expected in June 22nd, 2021 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One consoles, Xbox Series consoles, and PC.
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