Killing Floor 2 announced for PC and SteamOS, developer promises "visceral gore"

Tripwire Interactive officially announces sequel to 2009's FPS, says it is "cranking it to 11" for the new game.

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Tripwire Interactive today officially announced Killing Floor 2, a sequel to the Georgia-based developer's 2009 first-person shooter. The new game is currently in development for PC and SteamOS, and the studio promises that it is "cranking it to 11" for Killing Floor 2.

Killing Floor 2 takes place in continental Europe in a time when a deadly outbreak has spread, gathering "unstoppable momentum" and "essentially paralyzing the European Union." Set just a month after the events of the original Killing Floor, Killing Floor 2 drops players into a world where society is in total disarray. Communications are down, governments have collapses, and military forces are nowhere to be seen, Tripwire says.

It's your job to enter this inhospitable world to exterminate specimen clone outbreaks and bring the madness to an end. Below are some key features for Killing Floor 2.

  • "Visceral Gore" - Tripwire says it has a new, "high-powered" persistent blood system that should bring "new levels of [blood] fidelity to the genre." You'll send entrails, severed limbs, and blood flying as you fight through enemies.
  • Six-player co-op - You'll have a "multitude of varied playable characters" to choose from. You can also play the game solo.
  • New enemies - Enemies new to the series, as well as fan-favorites from the original game (but with smarter AI), will be featured in Killing Floor 2.
  • Weapons - Tripwire promises a range of offerings, including modern militaristic assault rifles, makeshift guns, and even "Mad Scientist" weapons."
  • Perk system - The original game's perk system has been overhauled, Tripwire says, while new perks have also been added. Perks will progress with "meaningful talent choices" for specific playstyles, Tripwire says.
  • Melee combat - Tripwire says Killing Floor 2 "reinvents melee combat completely." You'll be able to choose the type of melee attacks you want to perform, though there's no details on how this will work just yet.

Tripwire didn't say when Killing Floor 2 will be released. For more on the series, be sure to read GameSpot's review of 2009's original Killing Floor.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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Discussion

39 comments
santinegrete
santinegrete

Cool, this is a great game, but I hope they fix the melee perk: it's not fun playing with more than 2 melee strafers hogging the kills and also the money.

advancedcustom
advancedcustom

No gameplay? I regret wasting my time watching this useless crap.

dominoodle
dominoodle

"PC and SteamOS"


But those are the same thing.

Deadlord187
Deadlord187

About damn time. This is long over due. Just hope its sticks to its roots ,but changes enough to not feel like killing floor 1.5

Tiwill44
Tiwill44

I just hope they keep the hilarious British accents and the ability to throw dosh at everyone.

Good times.

koospetoors
koospetoors

I remember Red Orchestra 2 being completely dead at a stage, plagued with severe game breaking bugs and just overall lacking, those who had it disliked it and anyone interested quickly ran for the hills after hearing how broken it was. But instead of just giving up and writing the game off they stuck with it and delivered patch after patch, not only fixing the game but also adding on to it, a month or two later the game was finally in a stellar state, players were flooding in and they also released a free map pack just because hey, free map packs are awesome.


I've got to hand it to Tripwire, they really know how to support a game and will definitely be grabbing this just to further support them (and because Killing Floor rocks, of course), we need more developers like them in the gaming industry.

ECH71
ECH71

I wish they would use the correct names: Windows and SteamOS, not PC and SteamOS... They're ALL PCs... 


Even Macs are PCs.

demondogx
demondogx

great to see us get another good pc game out there, loved the first one

Do hope for the console ppl they get a port somewhere down the line too, this game is to good not to be shared to the entire gaming community

john_matrix_007
john_matrix_007

I could never get into the first one. I'd always get bored after two or three maps.

Fabian85
Fabian85

More and more titles with steam os support. Microsoft what are you going to do valve is going for your os revenue.

kagento
kagento

After many hours in the first one, I'm all in for a sequel now! :)

thefury135
thefury135

Anyone know the name of the song?

Psycold
Psycold

This teaser  is \m/ \m/ 


These guys said in another article they want to outdo the gore in Soldier of Fortune 2. That makes me happy.

bldgirsh
bldgirsh

Oh look. Another exclusive for the PC. Thought we were lacking in exclusives. /sarcasm

BabeNewelll
BabeNewelll

Two new PC exclusive shooters in 1 week, now all we need is half life 3 and things will be truly nuts.

darkprince2
darkprince2

What is the point of having a video that shows nothing? What a letdown.

jynxten
jynxten

Is this the game that kid was playing on GTAV?

LittleMac19
LittleMac19

SteamOS is a platform now? *chuckles* good news though.

MrYaotubo
MrYaotubo

For PC and steam OS? Are they different now? Steam OS,just like windows or linux is just a OS,not a different platform. This is just as dumb as the people that diferentiate PS/Xbox and PSN/XBL as different things...

fillup0
fillup0

@dominoodle  Well, no. SteamOS is a Linux distro, so it might as well say PC and Linux.

anthracisb
anthracisb

@koospetoors RO1 had some of the best tank combat I had played, and the realism was a fresh experience for me. Memorable game. 

Frosty192
Frosty192

@ECH71  Agreed but Microsoft has done a wonderful job of securing the "Personal Computer" persona as its own hence PC=Windows and Mac is umm "Mac"

GregoryBastards
GregoryBastards

@demondogx  If only more pc gamers were like you.....the world would be a better place.

GSGuy321
GSGuy321

So true. I don't even know where that all started. In my mind, PC always had amazing exclusives. Although I'm against exclusives altogether. I will not stoop to the level of console gamers who say "I hope gta never comes to pc". That's so ridiculous. Corporations laugh at fanboyism... They know they have a sheep.

GSGuy321
GSGuy321

@Frosty192 @ECH71 I hate the Apple ecosystem. So closed.

Nothing really to do with the subject, but thought I'd throw that out there. 

Hate Apple.

ghost59
ghost59

@GregoryBastards  if only exclusives didnt exist, console exclusives like halo, uncharted god of war, ratchet and clank etc should all go on pc. 

bldgirsh
bldgirsh

Haha. Most console players complain about the GTA petition.

thefury135
thefury135

@DarkLight748 @thefury135  I couldn't find it. Are you sure that's it?



hystavito
hystavito

@dominoodle @fillup0  They (Valve, and others I guess) are trying to treat SteamOS as it's own platform, that's kinda the whole point.  Technically it may sound wrong but I think it's obvious why they want it to be seen that way.


If you think this is stupid, what would you think about calling just plain Steam it's own platform? :)  I forget the game but it wasn't long ago, I commented on the video about it, it said something like "...coming to Steam and PC."

hystavito
hystavito

@GSGuy321 @Frosty192 @ECH71  I hate how successful they've been with that closed stuff, basically iOS, because it just encouraged every other company to go the same route.


It really bugs me that we're going backwards in terms of openness, especially considering that openness is what was mostly responsible for the explosion of things like computers and the internet in our daily lives.


Worse, it's scary because of the potential for abuse, information being skewed or filtered or whatever, or even unintentionally.  On these locked down devices of today, if there is a voice of dissent, an alternate opinion, it might never be heard.

thefury135
thefury135

Although I gotta say, I've never heard of Demon Hunter but they're pretty good.