I seem to remember a quote somewhere that said something along the lines of, “The only good alien is a dead alien.” This is something that always rings true in videogames, unless you’re in a universe like that of Mass Effect, of course. If it’s green and ugly, it needs to be dead before you become its slave, an experiment, lunch or all of the above. This is certainly the case in Holospark’s new title, Earthfall, set for Xbox One, PC and PS4 release this spring.
In this squad based co-operative shooter, the alien horde have landed on Earth, bringing an army of horrors with them. Their one and only aim is to wipe humanity from the face of the planet. As a member of a four man team of defenders, it’s your duty to fight the invaders off or die trying.
Earthfall challenges up to four players to team up online and fight an invading otherworldly menace. Your armory will include a mix of modern and futuristic weaponry, portable barricades and mobile turrets. If you’re lucky, you may even be able to turn your enemy’s firepower against them. Features of the game are said to include not only the co-operative survival that I’ve just mentioned, but also A.I. teammates to insure you’ll always have a full squad regardless of how many are playing. Earthfall also allows you to play across multiple campaigns. Each one of these tells a story set over several missions. This insures the action stays fresh, allowing players to experience a diverse set of locations and challenges. These disparate campaigns also offer hints to the overall plot and the cataclysmic alien invasion.
Talking about keeping things fresh … you won’t be fighting mobs of copy and paste grunts. Your enemy comes in all shapes and sizes, from massive drone armies attacking in waves to towering behemoths spitting plasma. Your experience is designed to be different each time you play. The game’s dynamic spawning system will ensure that the challenge will be unpredictable with a new set of nasties lurking around every corner.
“When we released Earthfall in Early Access we received a great response from players,” said Russel Williams, CEO of Holospark. “Now it’s time to bring Earthfall to completion, along with making it available to Xbox One and PS4 players. We think players on all three platforms are going to be stunned by the game’s amazing 4k visuals, and will find themselves unable to tear themselves away from the cooperative sci-fi themed gameplay.”
We love a good shooter and this one sounds very interesting, indeed. A trailer has been released for the title and as always this is what I’m going to be leaving you with. If you happen to find this little video tantalizing then you won’t have long before you can get to grips with the real thing.