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Witness a Bioweapon Outbreak in Killing Floor: Uncovered

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Witness a Bioweapon Outbreak in Killing Floor: Uncovered

As you know, Killing Floor 2 is heading to PS4 later this year. It’s a brutal, fast-paced, co-op FPS that puts players into deadly battles with genetically engineered bioweapons using a host of wicked killing tools.


Witness a Bioweapon Outbreak in Killing Floor: Uncovered

Following our announcement at PlayStation Experience, we wanted to show a wider view of the game’s universe in the form of a short movie, which you can watch above. We thought it would be a cool project and a great opportunity to tell more story in the run-up to the launch of Killing Floor 2 this year on PS4.

For those not familiar with the Killing Floor back-story, the original game began in the UK with players being thrust into the midst of an outbreak caused by genetically engineered creatures escaping from Horzine facilities. By the time of Killing Floor 2, the UK has been overrun and very few have escaped alive. After a brief respite, more outbreaks have launched in mainland Europe — such as “Burning Paris” – and the whole mass slaughter has kicked into a higher gear.

When we started working on the script for what would become Killing Floor: Uncovered, we decided to set the scene a few years before the start of the first Killing Floor game. Besides being a fun little horror film unto itself, Killing Floor: Uncovered sports a number of tie-ins to Killing Floor 2, both obvious and subtle. For example, the lab you see in the video is a fore-runner of the much more high-tech Biotics Lab that will be seen in the game. After the events you’ll see in Uncovered clearly Horzine needed to move its facilities elsewhere.

The events in Uncovered are just a small outbreak (just a few victims, none of them very innocent), contained after the event by Horzine’s internal security services and duly cleaned up. The corpses removed, survivors paid off, and other evidence duly expunged. It would be nice to think that Horzine had learned the lesson from the security footage and stopped making evil creatures. All they did was move the lab elsewhere and make it much harder to break in. Which was unfortunate, as they clearly hadn’t thought to prevent the Zeds breaking OUT and rampaging all over the UK, which is what triggered the events of Killing Floor 1. A massive outbreak of specimens which the players in the first game were attempting to contain — unsuccessfully, as it turned out — with the country largely devastated.

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And it didn’t help that they set up multiple facilities, improving on them each time. In the new version in Killing Floor 2 you’ll be able to see much more of how the Zeds are made. “Grown,” in fact. They are, after all, “genetic specimens,” not zombies, created out of a plan for genetically-engineered and cloned super-soldiers. Except everyone just calls them “Zeds.” The new Biotics Lab will show you how the base Zed (the Clot) is grown, fed, and processed, fun details of their anatomy and experimentation. The more dangerous specimens, with the more esoteric abilities such as wall-climbing and stealth tech are created and weaponized elsewhere.

Luckily for humanity, even though the cloning may have gone off in a bad direction, at least that weaponizing had only got as far as bladed weapons, chainsaws, and flamethrowers. At least players won’t have to face Zeds with guns. Actually you will, but not until Boss waves…

But it all starts with the technology lurking in Uncovered. Simple cloning of simple specimens, even though they are violent and aggressive enough to rip humans apart. So, look for familiar content in Uncovered that you will see run through the existing Killing Floor, through to Killing Floor 2. The early Clot specimens obviously. And look for some of your favorite firearms: the classic British infantry weapon in the hands of the Horzine security troopers, for example, that will feature in Killing Floor 2. And that starting weapon you played with in Wave 1 of Killing Floor 1, that returns in the sequel — check the first weapon picked up in Uncovered.

So, in the movie fans will learn a bit more about Horzine Biotech and some of their earlier experimentation. Fans will also meet the representatives of a small activist group, seeking evidence of corporate evil by infiltrating a secret Horzine lab. How does the saying go? “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” Oh, how very true in this case!

Special thanks to the Type A/B guys for helping shoot the film, and to the talents of actor/stuntman Jackamo Harvey as our star creature. Jackamo is no stranger to portraying Zeds in the Killing Floor universe as he was our mo-cap actor for all the creatures in Killing Floor 2. Take a look at our first Dev Diary for the game (The Zeds) and you’ll see what we mean!

Killing Floor Uncovered

We hope that you enjoy Killing Floor: Uncovered as much as we do, and that it gives you a sense of the type of crazed action we’re aiming to deliver with the full launch of Killing Floor 2 on PS4 this year!

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  • italodancemp3

    Does it come to PS Vita?! I only can buy it on Vita. Please consider that.

  • @1, sorry dude, but this isn’t coming on the vita, how about just buying a PS4 and use your vita to stream and play???? Anyway, thanks for the update guys, great little movie, as a fan of the original, I am so happy to see Killing Floor 2 come to the PS4, this will be a day one purchase for sure :)

  • Yeah please Bring it to Vita.

  • mknightstalkerx

    I loved Killing Floor on the pc as well. I can’t wait to, play this on my ps4 either. This is a, day one purchase.

  • Awesome video, guys! Never knew of this series, but you’ve got my attention. :)

  • oh god I can’t want for this. I loved the first and pc and and so happy that it’s going to be on ps4.

  • PenguinActual

    I would so love to see a Campaign mode for KF2 (Either as DOWNLOADABLE DLC [not on-disc “DLC”] or at launch) or similar to L4D or L4D2 but a full blown story and not little snippets of a journey.

  • Never played the first. Do you have any screen shots of the actual game yet? How many players is co-op? Is this a PS4 exclusive?

  • @1 killing floor 2 is releasing on pc and ps4.

    @8 there are some screenshots on http://www.killingfloor2.com in the news section the most recent screenshots are from pax south.

    I have the first killing floor for pc i got from the potato sack bundle from steam.

  • Dsposable_Heroes

    @8 screenshots can be viewed at the game’s website, http://www.killingfloor2.com, it’s 6 player co-op & is being released on PS4 and PC, no word on any other platforms.

  • OMG. Not EVERY game can come to Vita. Ok? Not every game comes to every system. That’s NOT how gaming works. Shut up already. Ever blog post I swear it’s always someone crying about Vita. It is a HANDHELD, it cannot run a lot of these AAA retail games. It’s meant for other games. PSP had different games than PS3, so it stands to reason Vita will have different games than PS4. Holy nonsense…

  • DIGITAL_DEV1L

    I never played the first and this is my first time learning about Killing Floor. I’m definitely interested but would like to know if this is an online only game or does it have an offline mode with bots?

  • How about bringing the first one to PS4? Eh? ;) I’ll buy both of the games lol

  • SeanStrange

    Loved the first game on PC, can’t wait for the second one of PS4. Kudos to making such a great series.

  • NerdyJustin

    Whomever is whining cause they only have a Vita need to hush. You should “consider” buying a console instead of crying.

  • nWo-Iron_Eagle

    I am sorry but is this a joke?

    I saw you main game screenshots and looked at your information from someone that has been playing games for 25 years i fin this a insult to the gaming industry. Not one thing is original or fresh all you did was take the resident evil story line modify it to fit this horrible horror sort film then insult it with laughable characters worse than re1.

    You main game has levels strait from doom on the xbox and dead space series with weapons from various space horror games like dead space/doom. Then you take enemies from last of us/resident evil/doom/ dead space.

    All i see is someone taking other peoples hard work over the last 20 years and putting it into 1 games then saying its all there’s. If i was the creators of the games you blatantly ripped off i would sue you guys for copyright infringement.

    One last thing mythbusters game episode were they rebuilt a level from doom there real life level had better look/style than what was in this short film.

    I had to get that off my chest to much copyright infringement for me not to say anything.

  • PenguinActual

    @16 Where do I even begin…

    Killing Floor has horrific, killer clones.
    RE has the T-virus and zombies

    Killing Floor’s levels are not based on DOOM or Dead Space but here on Earth.
    RE can’t keep a coherent plot.
    DOOM is on MARS!!!

    Killing Floor’s enemies are KILLER CLONES!
    DOOM has demons.
    Dead Space has Alien Space Zombies.

    KF’s action in the first game was seriously intense every time you played. Welding doors shut, falling out of windows (raises hand [guilty of that one]), player skill level, available cash… Etc.
    In the other games… Once you knew what was around the corner… Just prepare accordingly.

    KF is a co-op game. DOOM, RE, DS… Single-player.

    And wouldn’t those other developers already sue for infringement by now? Just saying…

    Any ways… I’ll be trying to save money and hard drive space for this one. KF1 was a blast when I played it on PC.

  • beastbarbour

    I know this is off topic but when will Sony be contacting us users who bought the vita as a early adopter its was a day one purchase for me. The very first day it came out. Referring to this http://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2014/11/sony-computer-entertainment-america-provide-consumer-refunds

  • nWo-Iron_Eagle

    @17

    That is a defense? all you did was prove my point

    “killer clones”

    What is the deference to there “clones” than zombies? nothing

    . http://www.tripwireinteractive.com/media/2213/KF2_Jan27_026.jpg

    http://www.tripwireinteractive.com/media/2200/KF2_Jan27_005.jpg

    first to are killing floor remove the enemies then look at these screen shots.

    http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p629/Reaver34572/Doom3BFG2012-10-1622-37-34-298.jpg

    this screen replace the color of the lights to yellow.
    http://www.visualwalkthroughs.com/doom3/deltalabs2b/56.jpg

    Its all the same level.

  • IXxHIJACKERxXI

    She open the door and got every one kill I like how the zombie got her that the end good for her hahahah

  • @16
    KF has been around since 2005 as a UT2k4 mod, and 2009 as a digital/retail steam release; it’s intended to play off the 28 Days/28 Weeks movies and other campy UK-setting zombie movies. All Doom/Dead Space maps & inspired assets on KF right now are fan/community made, Tripwire isn’t responsible nor liable for any ‘infringement.’
    You might want to re watch that mythbusters episode too, the doom3 ‘level’ was based on a building/set they had to work with and wasn’t really dressed to the level a professional mapmaker would go to.

  • Can you say lawsuit. That H for Horzine looks quite like a certain logo. just saying, lol!

  • “I’ll tool you up, just right.”

  • ein_nineteenth

    So, will there actually be content with Killing Floor 2?
    The first game was just running around in a circle killing the same boring monsters after Tripwire decided that “NO FUN ALLOWED” would be the motto of the game with the Whitelist.

    By content, I mean more than just run around in a circle shooting the same monsters , grinding exp mindlessly so you can eventually play a higher difficulty. An actual objective would be nice. . Maybe some actual dialogue? Maybe some modes beyond ” run around in a circle shooting the same monsters?”

    Will we get more of the BS DLC that flooded Killing Floor 1?

    Will Tripwire actually patch monster hitbox issues as the happen? Or will they abandon the console version?

    So many questions so little answers you’ll have to wait and see.

  • Dsposable_Heroes

    @24 They’ve sold nearly 3 million copies of Killing Floor so clearly people enjoy it. If you don’t like it don’t play it.

  • It’s like all the other found-footage movies, there are tons of flaws in the film.
    First, the storyline: when people are sneaking into a bio-releated building, you do not release or open any unknown beings – dead or live. Otherwise, you are looking for a big trouble instead of what you believe – “The worlds need to know…”
    Second, the camera issue: the camera keeps recording along the lines, but why it suddently stop working when the zombie attacks the person who is holding the camera? The camera should fall and the glass should crack in reality.
    Third, a bio-weapon company must not have such weak security in their buildings. Once A zombie makes out, the whole building is meeting the end, and then a new break-out occurs. How is that possible? How could it happen so easily?
    Weak storyline, weak camera filming

  • FirestoneHD

    The game looks like a re-skinned version of resident evil…

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