Strange Brigade is on a roll at the moment.
Hot on the heels of the game’s E3 trailer yesterday, developer Rebellion is keen to keep showing you what the game is made of.
To that end, another trailer has been released – this one highlighting the sort of co-operative action you can expect from the title when it launches on August 28 this year.
Think Left4Dead, but more pulpy and with more of an emphasis on zany, wacky weapons than on the horror-inducing nightmares of the Valve FPS.
The trailer (below!) should tell you more.
Here’s what you can look forward to in the game:
One Gripping Adventure! – Hunt the foul Seteki through a rip-roaring campaign filled with dangerous dig sites, prodigious pyramids and crumbling caves packed with bountiful foes to send back to the afterlife. Explore alone or team up in 2-4 player online co-op!
Four Fearless Fortune Hunters – Travel the ancient world as one of four dashing agents trained to tackle the supernatural. Unleash devastating magical powers and powerful prototype weapons such as the fire-spitting Krakatoa, the ice cold Chill Burster, and the brain-busting Blunderbuss!
A Legion of Malevolent Monsters – Seteki is not the only mythological menace to have awoken… she’s brought an army of loyal beasts with her! Face her many nefarious ne’er-do-wells, including moaning mummies, fire-breathing assassins, armour-plated minotaurs, and much worse!
Tons of Terrifying Traps – Keep an eye on your environment to find creative ways to boff your enemies! Decapitate the undead with spinning blades, fry them to a crisp with fire traps, crush them with a well-placed boulder and more!
Oodles of Predicaments – Keep those peepers peeled for suspicious clues, secret entrances and ancient contraptions that need re-awakening! Who knows what alluring treasures and buried riches await you on the other side…
The game – which looks like the perfect co-op title to scratch that Left 4 Dead itch – will be launching this August 28 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
You can pre-order the game from today.
All pre-orders will include the Secret Service Weapons Pack for free, including the butter-smooth Wilkers & White P19 pistol, the piercingly precise Stoudenmire 960 submachine gun, and the punch-packing, one-of-a-kind Gehrig-Delgane S1 rifle.
The game will also ship with a Deluxe Edition that includes a season pass will include new campaign missions, characters, weapons, items and more.
Here’s an official blurb for Strange Brigade, if you want to learn more:
There are remote corners of the British Empire where supernatural terrors lurk in the shadows. Join the Strange Brigade in a rip-roaring new 1930s adventure for 1-4 players! Explore the ancient world, fight back hordes of mythological menaces, and defeat treacherous traps and puzzles. It’s a veritable safari into danger!
Strange Brigade is something of a departure from Rebellion’s previous titles: compared to the likes of Sniper Elite 4 or the Zombie Army series, it’s a much more pulpy, fun affair.
The game – from what we’ve played of it so far – drops the seriousness of the other titles in favour of something ostensibly more British and light.
There’s a satisfying co-op game under the campy 50’s adventure film vibe, and we’re down with that: in many ways it scratches the itch that we’ve had since was last put Left 4 Dead 2 to bed some years ago.
The game is proper good old-fashioned fun, in a totally non-self conscious way. It’s the sort of game you can play with a few mates when you’re all on the booze.
Exactly our kind of thing.
We look forward to playing it more when it launches in August.