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While Killing Floor 2 is a gory first-person shooter, that doesn’t mean that the zombie-slaying action game doesn’t have a backstory explaining how all hell, quite literally, broke loose. In preparation for the game’s launch on the PlayStation 4, the team at Tripwire Interactive have provided a glimpse into the events leading up to the carnage in the form of a new live action video.
Released earlier today on the PlayStation Blog, the above “Uncovered” video gives you lots of info on how the monsters in Killing Floor 2 got set loose. Well, there’s a bit of info, anyway. Most of the 12 minutes are spent following a few scientists around in a place they shouldn’t be while armed guards prove about as useful as a paper shield.
Still, it’s the thought that counts, and it’s clear that Tripwire is thinking about how much fun it’s going to be to play their cooperative shooter on consoles. Vice President Alan Wilson goes on to give a bit of insight into the development process and history of Killing Floor 2, which was announced as a 2015 launch on Sony’s latest console.
“For those not familiar with the Killing Floor back-story, the original game began in the UK with players being thrust into the midst of an outbreak caused by genetically engineered creatures escaping from Horzine facilities,” Wilson explains. “By the time of Killing Floor 2, the UK has been overrun and very few have escaped alive. After a brief respite, more outbreaks have launched in mainland Europe — such as “Burning Paris” – and the whole mass slaughter has kicked into a higher gear.”
For a better idea of what that “mass slaughter” looks like in action, I present Exhibit A:
We’re not clear yet on how far out a launch of Killing Floor 2 is but, once it arrives, it’ll join the ranks of other free-to-play PS4 games like Blacklight: Retribution, Warframe and, more recently Loadout. All of these games offer their own take on the shooting genre, all with no initial investment.
Considering how big of a following the Killing Floor series has on PC, as well as judging by that gameplay footage above, it looks like shooter fans might have something special to look forward to sometime in the coming months. Or, if not “special,” at least super fast, frantic and bloody.
Edit: The article incorrectly states that Killing Floor is a free-to-play game. No price point or free-to-play status has yet been applied to the game. Apologies for the confusion.