I have been meaning to write about this game for a while after being impressed with previously released gameplay footage which you can see at the bottom of my article. When low and behold a new E3 2018 trailer landed in my inbox along with some juicy gameplay information about the game. Here is the aforementioned trailer and continue reading for what I have learned.
Earthfall is a first person shooter which can be played solo with 3 AI team mates or up to 4 player co-op online. The game will feature 10 missions spread across two campaigns where players will have to shoot waves of different aliens and complete objectives such as moving equipment to a specific location, destroying certain objects or activating different switches in order to progress in a similar gameplay style to Left 4 Dead. In fact many people who have played the game have said it is like Left 4 Dead with aliens and it looks impressive from the trailer and gameplay video below.
Here is the official description of the game from the developers:
“Aliens have invaded the Pacific Northwest – and it’s up to you and your friends to fight back! Earthfall is a co-operative shooter for up to four players, who must use team-based tactics to fortify holdouts, complete their objectives and fend off the alien hordes. With an arsenal of 3D-printed weaponry, portable barricades and heavy turrets, players must work together to drive the extraterrestrial menace from our planet.
Earthfall will feature ten missions across two campaigns, with diverse environments and deadly aliens to battle. As players fight waves of drones and towering monsters, they’ll discover the story behind the cataclysmic alien invasion – and exactly what horrible secrets the invaders are hiding.
Developed by Holospark, Earthfall will launch on July 13 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Steam, with physical copies being distributed by Gearbox Publishing. Pre-orders for retail are available now, with digital download arriving soon.”