In an era where the number “three” seems elusive for some game series, Tripwire Interactive bucks the trend with the much-anticipated announcement of “Killing Floor 3” at Gamescom. While many remember the Killing Floor series as originating from a humble mod for Unreal Tournament 2004, it has grown to sustain a committed community of players, especially with the 2016 release of “Killing Floor 2.”
“The year is 2091, 70 years after the events in Killing Floor 2, and megacorp Horzine has produced the ultimate army: an obedient horde of bio-engineered monstrosities called Zeds,” the studio disclosed in a press release. “Now, the only thing standing between these infernal creations and the future of humanity is the rebel rogue group known as Nightfall.” This narrative sets the stage for what promises to be another intense experience for players.
For the uninitiated, Killing Floor 3 is a class-based shooter that can accommodate up to six players. Teams will be battling hordes of mutant “zeds,” as well as grotesque bosses, across various urban and rural arenas. While Tripwire has not released extensive details, the initial announcement trailer does give us a glimpse of what’s to come.
Graphical enhancements are also on the menu, thanks to Unreal Engine 5 technology. A press release from Tripwire states, “Harnessing the power of Unreal Engine 5, Tripwire will build upon the legacy of the series, realizing its gruesome graphical vision.” This suggests that the game will offer a visually stunning experience, building upon the gore-filled aesthetic that the series has always prided itself on.
As of now, the release date remains a mystery, but those who are excited about the game can keep an eye on its Steam page, which optimistically states that it is “coming soon.” The game is presently in the development phase and will be available on multiple platforms, including PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S. Given the longstanding and consistent player base that Killing Floor 2 has enjoyed since its 2016 launch, Killing Floor 3 is poised to become another popular entry in this long-running multiplayer PC game series.