An extra-terrestrial apocalypse threatens to wipe out humanity in a new trailer for Earthfall. Developed by indie team Holospark – whose talent includes former employees of studios like Bungie, THQ and Activision – the co-op first-person shooter is inspired by Valve’s zombie-centric Left 4 Dead series, with up to four players teaming up in order to survive the onslaught of enemies. Following a meteor strike (which is already a pretty devastating thing to happen by itself), a variety of inter-galactic monsters begin to sweep across the Earth, threatening to destroy everything – and everyone – in their way.
AI fills in any empty spots in your four-person team
Like L4D, Earthfall features a dynamic enemy spawn system, meaning the placement of enemies not only changes each time you play but also adapts during the missions themselves. There’s also a similar down-to-earth tone, with the players stepping into the shoes of everyday civilians instead of the armoured boots of archetypal beefy super soldiers.
Repel the alien invasion at all costs
As well as battling the aliens head-on, you’re able to build barricades and defence turrets to funnel the bad guys into bottlenecks or slow them down to buy you some time. Read More
From the gameplay seen in the trailer, it looks like Earthfall features the same frantic team-based action found in the likes of Gears of War’s Horde mode or Call of Duty’s Zombies.
Stand your ground
In a press release, the developers also promise a “complete story mode” that will reveal “secrets behind the world of Earthfall and the cataclysmic alien invasion”. The game has been in Early Access on Steam since April 2017, but is set to launch in full on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC in spring this year.