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Written by Dustin Murphy
Ever wanted a reason to go into a Zed killing frenzy with a shotgun, assault rifle, or whatever seemingly fits your combat needs? The chance is here starting as of now on Steam. Tripwire Interactive has announced that they have officially released their co-op sci-fi horror FPS title, Killing Floor 2 for Steam Early Access for $29.99 (US), ₤19.99 (UK) and €26.99 (EU). Set up as a highly co-op focused co-op shooter, Killing Floor 2 once more picks p where the highly successful and fan favorited Killing Floor left off, which alone sold 3 million copies since its initial release back in 2009. With weapons leaking out of the woodworks, players can choose from the Pulverizer, Double-Barrel Boomstick (shotgun) or even something as simple as a pistol as they team up with six players in co-op or go head on in solo.
“With the Early Access release of KILLING FLOOR 2, we’re starting with a really fun core game,” said John Gibson, President of Tripwire Interactive. “We’re looking forward to dialing in that fun with community feedback during Early Access, and of course expanding that experience with awesome free content!”
At the Steam Early Access launch, players will be able to dive into a fully functional, highly polished subset of KILLING FLOOR 2 content, including:
- 3 non-linear levels – The dark streets of Burning Paris, the ice covered Outpost, and a re-imagined version of the original Biotics Lab
- 4 perks – Berserker, Support, Commando and Medic classes
- 27 weapons – Ranging from shotguns to assault rifles to crazy makeshift hybrid weapons!
- 11 deadly and terrifying Zeds – All determined to destroy you
- 7 playable characters – Including fan favorites Mr. Foster and Constable Rob Briar as well as a new female character – Ana Larive
- 1 new boss character – Enter Hans Volter and his arsenal of devastating weapons and attacks
- Mod SDK supporting custom level creation
With their reputation being known, Tripwire has once more carries on by listening to fans, engaging with them, which will remain unchanged with Killing Floor 2 even in Early Access and post launch, Tripwire is known for tweaking the games to provide better experiences for players. As players enjoy the game, Tripwire will be taking feedback in order to iterate their title based upon the player feedback in order to add new maps, monsters, perks, weapons, game types, and more as the game heads up to its launch.
With this information, Players who have chosen to purchase Killing Floor 2 during its Early Access will be entitled to a large amount of free content that will carry over into the games full release later this year, as well as more content for free through the games Full Release and Beyond. Furthermore, players will be able to carry on the legacy of content that Tripwire maintains with its community feedback. Want to enjoy the community? Head onto the official forums to give feedback for those who play during Early Access: Tripwire Interactive : Killing Floor 2 Early Access Forums
Think they’re done there? As of today, the official soundtrack from Solid State Records is also available for purchase on multiple digital outlets. Gamers looking to experience “the most brutal game sound track ever for the most brutal game ever” can purchase the soundtrack at these online locations: iTunes, Amazon, and Solid State Official Online Store. Stay tuned as we prepare to bring more information forth for you.
About the Writer:
Dustin is our native console gamer, PlayStation and Nintendo reviewer who has an appetite for anything that crosses the boarders from across the big pond. His interest in JRPG’s, MMO’s, Handheld Gaming, and Pizza is insatiable and can’t be softened by even the biggest names in the gaming industry. His elitist attitude gives him direction, want, and a need for the hardest difficulties in games, which is fun to watch, and hilarity at its finest. To follow Dustin, hit him up on Twitter over at @GamingAnomaly, find him on his Google+. Wanna game with him? You can find him on PSN with RaivynLyken.