Co-op Shooter Earthfall: Alien Horde Invading Switch in October

Posted by | September 18, 2019 | News, Switch, Video | No Comments

The Left 4 Dead-like co-op shooter Earthfall is getting a Nintendo Switch release. Indie studio Nimble will launch Earthfall: Alien Horde on the Nintendo eShop on October 11 ($19.99). The Switch version will feature an exclusive four player local co-op mode.

“Bringing Earthfall: Alien Horde to the Nintendo Switch made perfect sense to us,” said Russell Williams, Nimble. “The ability to play with your friends anywhere – online or with local wireless play – is really going to be a fun and unique feature that works extremely well with our 4-player co-operative FPS. Switch is a great console and Earthfall: Alien Horde is great on Switch. We hope everyone has fun taking on the apocalyptic horde of aliens and their overlords.”

Earthfall: Alien Horde is a cooperative shooter designed as a spiritual successor to the beloved Left 4 Dead series, but with bestial aliens instead of zombies. Up to four players need to make it from point A to point B across 11 campaign chapters.

Four characters are available to choose from, with AI taking over for fewer than four players. Multiplayer includes the ability to drop in and out, play online, and exclusively to the Switch version, play locally.

Like the Left 4 Dead series, each chapter features procedurally generated enemies, items, and hordes. Survivors can print their favorite weapons and items at 3D printers found in each chapter, as well as deploy sentry turrets and barricades to keep the horde at bay.

Earthfall is also available on PC (Steam), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It’s rated T for Teen.

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