Tripwire Interactive announces Killing Floor 2 release on Early Access

Developer Tripwire Interactive announced Killing Floor 2 will be released via Steam Early Access on April 21st, 2015 for $29.99/₤19.99/€26.99.

During the Early Access period on Steam players will be able to dive into a fully functional, highly polished subset of Killing Floor 2 content, including:

  • 3 non-linear levels
  • 4 perk classes
  • 27 weapons
  • 11 Zeds
  • 7 playable characters, including a female character
  • 1 boss character (not the Patriarch)
  • Mod SDK supporting custom level creation – See the full announcement here.

Killing Floor 2 finds players continuing to survive against hordes of zombie-esque mutant creatures, either solo or cooperatively with up to six players. All the old favourites will be back, with a whole host of new features, characters, monsters, weapons and story in due course. Watch PC Gamers multiplayer gameplay.

Full Game Features

  • Visceral Gore – Killing Floor 2 ramps up the gore with a proprietary, high powered persistent blood system bringing new levels of fidelity to the genre. Players will send entrails, severed limbs, and blood flying as they wade through hordes of enemies. But they need to watch out! If caught, enemies will rip them, and their entire party limb from limb
  • 6 player co-op or solo play – A multitude of varied playable characters await for players to choose from as they enter the fray in online co-op mode or solo mode for those willing to brave the horrific specimens alone.
  • Terrifying Zeds – New enemies and fan favorites from the original game are back with expanded and smarter artificial intelligence, dishing out powerful attacks, attacking in mobs to weaken the player’s party and pushing the challenge level and fear factor to new levels.
  • New take on “Difficulty” – Most games just ramp up health and damage for the enemies. In KF2, the Zeds will start to behave differently as you work through the difficulty levels. New attack moves. New ways to get at you. New strategies. Be prepared for surprises!
  • Unique Blend Of Weaponry – Modern military assault rifles, brutal improvised makeshift weapons, classic historical guns, and off the wall “Mad Scientist” weapons, Killing Floor 2 has a unique blend of killing tools that will satisfy any gamer.
  • Expanded Perk System – Perks from the original game have been reimagined with more added to the fold. All perks now progress with meaningful talent choices that amplify different play styles, giving players a progression path that is expansive and full of rewarding milestones.
  • Brutal Melee Combat – Killing Floor 2 reinvents melee combat completely. Players now have control over the type of melee attacks they can perform, enabling them to deliver bone-breaking crippling attacks to Zeds.
  • SDK – as always with our games, the tools to create maps and so much more! With Early Access, this will allow the creation of new levels. The full SDK support will be rolled out through the Early Access period.

After its Steam Early Access release for Windows, the full release of Killing Floor 2 is also expected to come to Linux and PlayStation 4, while exact details have not been released, this is somewhat typical for larger titles.

Players are encouraged to visit the Official Tripwire Interactive Killing Floor 2 Forums and leave their Early Access feedback.

Development is still ongoing, but the Early Access release will be along the lines of PC Gamer’s gamplay above, with four classes, three maps, and roughly 11 monsters.

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