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Killer Klowns From Outer Space: The Game

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Good Shepherd Entertainment
Developer: Teravision Games
Release Date: 2023

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'Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game' Introduces Its Various Klowns, Gameplay Mechanics And Abilities - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 18, 2023 @ 2:02 p.m. PST

Based on the iconic 1988 movie, Killer Klowns From Outer Space: The Game is a 3v7 asymmetrical multiplayer horror game.

Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game is blood-pumping asymmetrical multiplayer horror, boasting a uniquely campy sense of humor and nightmarish unpredictability that keeps the gameplay fresh and exciting with each session.

When murderous alien Klowns come to feed on the quiet town of Crescent Cove, the locals must work together to fight back and survive the invasion. Players can team up as either Klowns or humans, choosing from a variety of character classes, to explore an expansive, ever-changing map with creepy surprises waiting around every corner.

This playfully panic-inducing action experience faithfully recreates the atmosphere of the iconic movie and aims to stir up the asymmetrical multiplayer horror genre in multiple ways.

The game is being developed as a live-service title, with multiple content updates planned for post-launch.

Good Shepherd Entertainment, in partnership with Teravision and MGM, is excited to bring equal parts authenticity and innovation to this exciting new iteration of the cult favorite world, engaging the film’s original composer John Massari to create the score, and making The Chiodo Brothers – the original creators of Killer Klowns –  executive producers on the game.

Today we’re going to talk about our rockstars, the Killer Klowns. Specifically, each of the five playable classes which you can pick from while forming a 3-player team to hunt the citizens of Crescent Cove. Take a look at these glorious bastards in the above video – the extremely talented art team made sure to give justice to the good ol’ Klowns from the movie, modernizing and enhancing their looks with everything that the magic of Unreal Engine can provide!

And now let’s dive into the details for each class. We will cover the different playstyles, abilities and weapons that the Klowns possess, and how you can utilize them in the game. Every Klown is equipped with a raygun that traps humans into cotton candy cocoons, as well as the signature weapon, healing laughter, and the Klown Jump which allows aliens to quickly leap to any point on the map that has already been discovered by the Klowns. There are also class-specific tricks up their sleeves – different abilities, all inspired by the mischief they caused in the original movie.

TRACKER (SPIKEY)

Instead, Tracker’s speciality is, well, tracking. This class, based on Spikey from the film, is not the best at combat. He thrives when looking for tasty humans who are running around the map looting, tooting – sometimes even shooting! Within the Klown team, the Tracker provides situational insight and support to his teammates by doing several things. He can shoot humans with a Popcorn Bazooka (popcorn bits stick to the humans and reveal their position on a map to other Klowns) or summon the Balloon Dog that will point towards the nearest survivor. If the prey tries to get away, Tracker will hop into his shiny (and, of course, insured) Invisible Car or chase them on foot, being able to vault over obstacles. 

TRAPSTER (RUDY)

Rudy will scare the living crap out of Earthlings and make sure they always feel at least a little bit nervous while scouting for valuables or trying to escape the town. He can’t fight that well, but he makes up for this weakness by actively scheming and placing traps. Trapster’s Jawbreaker Mace is bursting into popcorn explosion on contact, allowing other Klowns to see attacked humans through nearby walls. He can sense human traps and even has an arsenal of his own. The first is the Baby Klown – an ugly, larvae-looking buddy who springs up and latches to the victim, holding them down. Come get your sweet nutritious human! The other trap is the Popcorn Mine. C4 those meat bags to your heart’s content, marking those within the blast radius with the same “wallhack vision” debuff as the Mace.

TANK (CHUBBY)

The Tank is chubby. In fact, he IS actually “Chubby” from the movie. This absolute unit of a Klown is slow, but also tough as hell. If he catches you, you’re probably mashed potatoes. His Extendable Jawbreaker is the Tank’s only ranged weapon. Whip this alien flail around or charge it up for more reach and power, causing destruction to anyone who dares to try and catch it – with their face. His signature abilities are Sticky Bash and Rage Rush. With a powerful downward strike, the Klown summons a carpet of cotton candy that traps anyone caught within it, or goes rampage-mode, charging into his enemies while busting through obstacles and taking less damage from firearms. Remember his cocoon straw scene from the movie? If you know, you know. Chubby can stick a straw into any cotton cocoon, slurp some energizing human intestines, and gain a limited-time movement speed buff. Yummy!

SCOUT (JUMBO)

Please say hi to Jumbo. He is the only alien invader that can use the Klown Jump to leap into unexplored territory, which for other Klowns is covered with fog on the overhead map. Pretty handy, right? Scout is the ultimate aggressive reconnaissance maestro, specializing not only in scouting, but also in close-range combat and stealth. He lacks range and pure damage, but can strategically take humans out and control the flow of the whole battle – if you’re skilled enough. Silently draw the humans closer with Hypnotic Lure and smash them with a mallet or channel your inner shinobi with a Lackey Swap and instantly substitute yourself with a nearby AI-controlled minion to quickly change your position while evading or attacking survivors. 

FIGHTER (SHORTY)

Let’s get ready to rumble, because Shorty is not messing around. Want him to “knock your block off”? Then come closer and kiss his Boxing Gloves. Shorty does not give a damn, he just wants to fight someone. He trained his whole life to invade a small town in the United States, and on April 1st 1988, his dreams came true. His melee prowess and agility make him a formidable, yet loud opponent. And he cannot detect humans. He is here to fight. Prop hunt connoisseurs will enjoy playing as Shorty because of his ability to disguise himself as a pizza box. You won’t believe it, but this ability is called Pizza Box. Did that pizza box just move? Anyway, Shorty will make you feel like prey. Ha-ha, here’s some reference to another game where you can turn into objects. But there’s more – Fighter has a Speedy Tricycle which, unlike Tracker’s Invisible Car, can be used indoors. Pedal your way to victory and hit the brakes to jump off the bicycle and crash into your enemies.

Interested fans can sign up for the beta on the official website.

Key Features:

  • SEND IN THE KLOWNS: Take on a role of the iconic Killer Klowns – cooperate in a team of three players, utilize outlandish abilities, hunt humans with zany weapons, and plan your own alien invasion to harvest the citizens of Crescent Cove.
  • PROTECT HUMANITY: Fight back as a team of seven brave citizens of Crescent Cove – pick your class, explore the city for valuable loot and weapons, avoid getting captured by Klowns, and try to survive – or sabotage – the alien invasion.
  • WELCOME TO THE TOWN: Crescent Cove is a sprawling arena for unique 3v7 fights between Klowns and humans – boasting various locations, randomly generated map layout and a multitude of tactical opportunities for both teams.
  • EVOLVING THE HORROR: Unique approach to hide-and-seek gameplay, customization and respawn systems, PvPvE, dynamic objectives leading to multiple match results – Killer Klowns evolves the online horror formula in new ways.

Killer Klowns From Outer Space: The Game is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC (Steam) in early 2023.


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