Will lightning strike twice for Turtle Rock?
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Turtle Rock Studios is hoping to strike gold twice with fans of the co-op shooter genre. In March 2019 we learned that Turtle Rock Studios was working on a new zombie-filled co-op shooter in the same vein as Left 4 Dead. We knew then that the game was called Back 4 Blood but we saw nothing of it since it was so very early in development.

Now, this past week gave us two new trailers for Back 4 Blood. One is a cinematic trailer while the other is more focused on the gameplay side of things. While we do have this gameplay trailer to enjoy, there will be even more shown off on the Turtle Rock Studios' Twitch channel on December 17 at 10AM (PT).

Just like in Left 4 Dead, there will be tons of the undead to kill. There will also be a fair number of Special infected to deal with, including some giant monstrosities. There will be a closed PC alpha test that runs from December 17 - December 21. You can register right now at the Back 4 Blood website.

“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,” said 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.”

“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. “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. The game will also support up to eight players in online PvP (person versus person) multiplayer. The story takes place after a catastrophic outbreak where most of humanity has either been killed or infected by the parasitic Devil Worm. 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.