And boy howdy, are they quippin’

For these of you keen to begin mashing monsters in that unmistakable Left 4 Dead-style as soon as once more, the Turtle Rock Studios incoming Back 4 Blood will certainly scratch that gross, oozing itch. Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive has launched a brand new trailer, spotlighting the eight heroes getting set to take result in head come October.

Narrated by Spunky & Sarcastic ™ gal Holly, the trailer introduces us to Back 4 Blood’s rag-tag gang of zombie slayers — or “Cleaners” — getting set to wade their manner via armies of the undead. These embrace medical professional Doc, marksman Jim, explosives nerd Hoffman, compulsory alterna-girl Karlee, and a more experienced, tough-as-old-leather woman generally known as “Mom”. Each of Back for Blood’s eight Cleaners comes loaded for bear with distinctive expertise, permitting for sensible synergy between well-scouted groups.

We additionally get to see a variety of elite enemies taken from Back 4 Blood‘s horde, who’re recognized in-universe as “The Ridden”. Many of these enemies’ behaviors and assault patterns will appear very acquainted to Left 4 Dead veterans, with the screaming “Snitch”, performing the features of L4D‘s infamous Witch; the “Breaker”, who’s a variant on L4D‘s mighty Tank; and a glimpse of an unnamed tackle L4D‘s Charger.

I will not deny I discovered loads of the trailer’s model, dialogue, and humor horribly “Focus Group Cool” to the level that it legitimately made me cringe a bit, however the gameplay itself is trying stable, and the eight-strong solid provides a welcome stage of depth to the team-building meta. Back 4 Blood shouldn’t be even remotely shy in its intention to be the Left 4 Dead sequel that will by no means really arrive, and it appears properly on the street to reaching that aim.

Thanks to an unwelcome delay, there are nonetheless many months to go earlier than The Cleaners lastly hit the streets, however Back 4 Blood appears like it can definitely ship the requisite bout of chaotic, blood ‘n’ guts motion when it launches, October 12, on PlayStation, PC, and Xbox platforms.