The gruesome zombie battling, co-op Unreal Tournament 2004 mod that spawned a well-received spin off game is almost ready to release its first sequel. Killing Floor 2 ups the ante in terms of gore, graphics, and gameplay and gamers on both console and PC are ready for another round of zombie shooting, multiplayer action.
Killing Floor 2 doesn’t have a console release date yet, but the PS4 and PC game is quickly approaching its Steam Early Access window. Starting on April 21, PC gamers will be able to team up and attempt to survive the zombie apocalypse, assuming that their machines meet the minimum requirements.
Surprisingly, and pleasantly so for gamers will less expensive rigs, the minimum requirements for Killing Floor 2 are not very demanding. The specs only recommend at least 3GB of ram and a few graphics cards that are very affordable for the average gamer. Here are the full details:
Minimum System Requirements:
CPU: Core 2 Duo E8200 2.66GHz or Phenom II X2 545
GPU: GeForce GTS 250 or Radeon HD 4830
OS: Win7 64
Recommended Hot Iron:
CPU: Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz or Phenom II X4 955
GPU: GeForce GTX 560 or Radeon HD 6950
OS: Win7 64
In addition to the PC specs, Tripwire Interactive also revealed the first details about the game’s Digital Deluxe edition. The special edition will sell for a pretty affordable $39.99, which is only ten dollars over the price of the retail edition, and it’ll include a handful of goodies in addition to the game. This includes…
- DJ Scully character, with unique voice pack and set of face/body skins
- Additional cosmetic items (each with multiple selectable variants):
- “Scullyphones” headphones for DJ Scully, Mr Foster, Hayato Tanaka and Donovan Neal
- 3D Glasses for Ana Larive and Hayato Tanaka
- Bowler Hat for Mr. Foster and Reverend Alberts
- Killing Floor 2 Soundtrack
- Killing Floor 2 Digital Artbook
- Digital version of Killing Floor (original)
The in-game items are a nice bonus for shelling out ten extra dollars, but the deal definitely seems worth it for those that haven’t already picked up the original Killing Floor. We haven’t had a chance to listen to the new soundtrack yet, but hopefully that adds some value to the bundle, as well.
Although console gamers will have to wait a while longer before getting their hands on the game, hopefully feedback from the Steam Early Access will help work out any bugs and tighten up the final product. We’ve seen games like DayZ improve by leaps and bounds during their Early Access periods, so hopefully the developer puts the Early Access money to good use and continues improving the game during the final stretch.
Do you plan to pick up Killing Floor 2 on PC or will you wait for the console release? Do you think the Digital Deluxe edition offers enough extra value? Let us know in the comments.
Killing Floor 2 is in development for PC, Linux, and PlayStation 4.