Back 4 Blood, the highly-anticipated spiritual successor to the Left 4 Dead series is looking mighty fine. The game is in development at Turtle Rock Studios and while it is not named “Left 4 Dead” it is being built by the team who brought us the classic zombie shooter. In short, the game is a return to the classic form, shooting endless waves of zombies, but at the same time, the new gameplay proves it may include some fancy new features which may finally modernize the recipe.
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Turtle Rock Studios released some brand-new alpha footage of Back 4 Blood. In the gameplay video, we can take a look at some of the fast-paced gameplay coming our way when the game launches in 2021. 20-foot zombies, relentless waves of undead and lots of gore, to name a few.
In addition to the Unreal Engine 4 and the fantastic visual performance the engine brings with it, Turtle Rock explained that every character in Back 4 Blood includes a defined role with individual attributes. This means players can now find the character that they feel works for their playstyle. Walker, for example, is a sort of tank role with increased health and greater ammo capacity.
Apart from the classes, the game also includes a sort of roguelike mechanic. At the start of each round, cards are played which affect the overall gameplay. Corruption Cards introduce new elements including fog, a new enemy type which you may encounter during the stage and more. Then there are also cards that help the players like improved accuracy, fire resistance and more. This system aims to keep the gameplay fresh.
Check out the brand-new gameplay video down below. Back 4 Blood is set to release on PS4, PS5, Xbox and PC on 22 June 2021.