Video game publisher Good Shepherd Entertainment and entertainment studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) just revealed an ambitious and unexpected entry into the multiplayer horror genre at Gamescom 2022: Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game, a new 3v7 asymmetrical online multiplayer game inspired by MGM’s 1988 cult horror classic film.
Developed by Teravision Games, this playful action experience aims to faithfully recreate the atmosphere of the iconic B movie and stir up the asymmetrical multiplayer horror genre in multiple ways.
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.
Led by visionary game designer and Friday the 13th: The Game Executive Director Randy Greenback, 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.
Randy shared his excitement for the upcoming project, saying:
It’s a total bucket list item to get to work on the next chapter of such an iconic horror IP like Killer Klowns, especially getting the chance to partner with the original creators of the film and pair them with an incredibly talented development team like Teravision. I can’t wait for everyone to see what rockstars they are and the craziness we’re bringing to the genre.
- SEND IN THE KLOWNS: Take on the 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 being developed as a live-service title, with multiple content updates planned for post-launch. It’s expected to release in early 2023 on PC via Steam, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One
You can watch the official reveal trailer below.