Live from the stage at today’s PC Gaming Show during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Tripwire Interactive Creative Director Bill Munk revealed the first big limited-time seasonal event for the hit survival shooter KILLING FLOOR 2. The Summer Sideshow will be hitting PC players’ update queues tomorrow, June 13 at 1:00PM Eastern Time, delivering tons of new content, new gameplay objectives and more over the course of the event, which ends July 11. The Summer Sideshow is also due to debut for the first time on PlayStation 4 later this Summer.
To kick off the Summer Sideshow and celebrate KILLING FLOOR 2’s very first seasonal event – a popular feature amongst fans of the first KILLING FLOOR – Tripwire Interactive is giving fans a Free Week of the game on Steam starting June 13, along with a 50% off sale running concurrently.
The Summer Sideshow introduces a host of new content to KILLING FLOOR 2 and new ways to play during the one-month course of its event. The centerpiece of that new content is a new circus-themed map, complete with outrageous circus freak zeds that make scary clowns look like cute cuddly puppies. There will be a new set of specific objectives for this map, entitled “The Tragic Kingdom”, which upon completion will unlock the exclusive Sideshow Hazmat Suit (good for keeping clown blood-stained cotton candy from getting stuck to players). The Tragic Kingdom is a scary place, so players will have to make good use of the two new weapons included in the update: the HZ12 Shotgun is for the Support Perk only and the Centerfire Lever Action is primarily for Sharpshooter and Multi-Perk with Gunslinger.
There will be plenty of other cosmetic items to unlock as well; over 50 different items obtainable by earning tickets during normal gameplay that can be exchanged for things like new face paints. There will be some paid cosmetic DLC as well, that players can purchase through the shop.
For more ongoing excitement during the Summer Sideshow event, tune in for the Weekly Outbreak, which will present a brand new game mode every week for KILLING FLOOR 2 players to enjoy and master. More news on this coming soon.
Tripwire Interactive is committed to listening and engaging with their fans for feedback and encourages players to post their feedback in the Official KILLING FLOOR 2 Forums and be sure to join the Official KILLING FLOOR 2 Game Group on Steam.
In KILLING FLOOR 2, players descend into continental Europe where the outbreak caused by Horzine Biotech’s failed experiment has quickly spread and gained unstoppable momentum, essentially paralyzing the European Union— Just one month after the events in the original KILLING FLOOR, the specimen clones are everywhere and civilization is in disarray; communications have failed, governments have collapsed, and military forces have been systematically eradicated. The people of Europe know survival and self-preservation too well and lucky survivors have gone into hiding.
Not all have given up hope though… A group of civilians and mercenaries have banded together to combat the outbreak and established privately funded operation bases across Europe. Upon tracking specimen clone outbreaks, players will descend into zed-laden hot zones and exterminate them.
KILLING FLOOR 2 is developed by Tripwire Interactive and is published at retail by Deep Silver and Iceberg Interactive for the PlayStation®4 Pro, PlayStation®4, and PC. This title has been rated M by the ESRB, PEGI 18, USK 18.
More information: http://www.killingfloor2.com