Earthfall is a co-op first-person shooter that’s inspired by Left 4 Dead and Fortnite.
The shooter has been in Early Access on Steam for about a year. Today, developer Holospark has finally announced a release date: Earthfall will be released on July 13.
In Earthfall, you fight together with friends against hordes of invading aliens across a series of different missions and campaigns. So far, the game sounds a lot like Left 4 Dead, but with aliens instead of zombies. But there’s a slight twist.
To survive, you will have to work in a team of four players (with an AI filling in any empty spots). So far, so Left 4 Dead.
However, players will also be able to construct fortifications from resources found around the map. They can build instant walls, heavy turrets, and other obstacles to better defend an area and create choke points. That sounds kind of like Fortnite to me.
New guns can be created using a 3d printer located somewhere in the mission area. You can print assault rifles and shotguns, but hopefully, some alien weapons as well. More powerful weapons, like a minigun or a flamethrower, can be found in caches around the map.
The full version of the game will include a total of ten missions spread across two separate campaigns. Much like Left 4 Dead’s “director”, Earthfall too will feature a “dynamic spawn system” that should keep missions fresh and interesting even after multiple playthroughs
With many people still waiting for Left 4 Dead 3, Earthfall might just scratch your multiplayer co-op shooter itch.
Currently, the Early Access version of the game is available on Steam or Humble Bundle for $15. The final release will bump up the price to $30 on all platforms.
So if you find the game interesting, now is the time to get it.
Earthfall will come out of Early Access on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on July 13.