The release of Back 4 Blood is approaching, and it shows. The spiritual successor of Left 4 Dead presented its plot and its characters in a trailer, and we only wait for one thing, it is to dive into its apocalyptic universe.
[Mis à jour le 15 septembre 2021 à 10h59] Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2, you have surely heard of these two legendary titles, and if not we can only advise you to take a look. Almost eleven years after its release, the second part is still extremely pleasant to play and has not suffered that much from the vagaries of time. However, many players were waiting for a sequel to the franchise from Turtle Rock Studios (formerly Valve South). The good news for 2021 is that the American studio has teamed up with Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment to provide us with a worthy successor to Left 4 Dead. Besides the fact that this new game shares the same developer, the same mechanics and the same principle as this famous series of survival FPS, there are common sounds even in its name: Back 4 Blood. Something to delight fans around the world, who are impatiently waiting to get their hands on this newcomer, and who will have the opportunity to do so during its open beta in early August. As this fateful date approaches, this is an opportunity for us to summarize everything we know about Back 4 Blood.
We had the opportunity to test Back 4 Blood during a beta in early August, and we can finally tell you something. Back 4 Blood is the worthy heir to Left 4 Dead 2. It is a more “modern” version of our favorite shooter, which means bigger, meaner, more numerous monsters and a whole lot of experience. that there is more fun, with the necessary level of complexity the more the difficulty increases. Add to that a card system that adds rogue-like progression and you will have a lively and fun game (especially with several people) with almost infinite replayability. In short, if you enjoyed the Left 4 Dead, there is no reason not to jump headlong into the hordes of Back 4 Blood zombies.
Back 4 Blood’s gameplay is heavily inspired by the Left 4 Dead series. This is a first person shooter, set in an apocalyptic world teeming with zombies where a team of four players must get from point A to point B by completing various objectives. Between the players and their salvation patrol hordes of normal infected and special infected, which it will take at all costs to slay to stay alive, while managing its stockpile of ammunition and healing. So far nothing new, except that Back 4 Blood intends to take the genre to another level, thanks to revisited gameplay mechanics, including a card system in particular. At the start of each game, the players form a deck which includes certain cards that modify certain characteristics of the character (his life, his stamina, his damage) while the AI itself chooses certain cards which will greatly hinder their progress, adding penalties. ranging from simple fog to increasing the size of hordes of living dead. In addition, the game benefits from the latest generation graphics and animations which reinforce the immersion in a rather sinister world.
You will understand, pre-ordering Back 4 Blood gives you the opportunity to access the first phase of its beta, so if you want to take the plunge, go there with your eyes closed. Turtle Rock Studios has accustomed us to high quality titles and if we believe the curriculum vitae of the American firm, it seems to have mastered its subject. The game is available in four versions. The standard version which includes the base game, the special version which comes in a physical copy with a metal case, the deluxe version which includes early access to the game, and upcoming downloadable content, and finally the ultimate version which includes the bonus of the deluxe version and additional cosmetics.
Back 4 Blood has an official release date, and it’s just around the corner: the 12 October 2021. The good news is that Turtle Rock Studios and Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment have chosen to release it on all available platforms (except Nintendo Switch). There will be no question of “next-gen” or “last-gen” since Back 4 Blood will be released on PC, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S. As a reminder, players who ordered the deluxe or ultimate version will be able to access the game in preview from the October 8.