The makers of the Killer Klowns from Outer Space video game have revealed the five different classes of playable Klowns
The Killer Klowns from Outer Space video game is going to be released for PC, Playstation 5, Playstation 4, Xbox Series, and Xbox One sometime this year, and while we still don’t have a specific release date for this one, we do have an update to share: the game’s developers have revealed the five different classes of Killer Klowns that gamers will be able to play as! IGN got the exclusive on this one, and their video reveal can be seen at the bottom of this article.
Killer Klowns from Outer Space (the movie) was directed by Stephen Chiodo from a screenplay he wrote with his brother Charles Chiodo. Stephen and Charles also produced the film with their other brother, Edward Chiodo. It has the following synopsis: When teenagers Mike and Debbie see a comet crash outside their sleepy small town, they investigate and discover a pack of murderous aliens who look very much like circus clowns. They try to warn the local authorities, but everyone assumes their story is a prank. Meanwhile, the clowns set about harvesting and eating as many people as they can. It’s not until they kidnap Debbie that Mike decides it’s up to him to stop the clowns’ bloody rampage.
The Killer Klowns from Outer Space video game is a multiplayer, asymmetrical (3 vs 7) horror game that pits three Klowns against seven Humans. Klowns win by capturing most – or all – of the Human citizens of Crescent Cove, while Humans win by either de-activating the Klown’s Big Top spaceship, escaping the map before time runs out, or keeping the majority of the townsfolk alive for the entire round.
The five classes of playable Klown characters are:
Trapster: Based on Rudy from the Killer Klowns film, the Trapster is a trap-laying class designed to lock down humans and help other Klowns find them. His main weapon is the Jawbreaker Mace, which causes an explosion of popcorn on contact. When popcorn sticks to humans, all Klowns are able to see them through walls and on the map, and so the Trapster is able to tag enemies with every strike of the mace. He also has a deployable Popcorn Mine, which will also tag any human that runs over it. For a more grotesque trap option, he also has the Baby Klown, a disgusting larvae-like creature that latches on to humans and holds them in place.
Tracker: Similar to the Trapster, the Tracker – inspired by Spikey from the movie – is able to use popcorn to highlight humans to the rest of the Klown team. Tracker has a Popcorn Bazooka for an explosive, long-range option, and the Balloon Dog that will point towards the nearest human. As for enemies that are trying to escape, Tracker can chase them down on foot thanks to being able to vault over obstacles, or instead hop in his Invisible Car, which can be driven around the outdoors areas of the map.
Scout: Jumbo the Scout is, as his name suggests, a scouting class designed to push beyond the frontlines and seek out enemies. He’s the only Klown who can use the Klown Jump to leap into previously unexplored territory, which makes him an ideal reconnaissance option. His Hypnotic Lure ability will draw humans towards him, or he can quickly move close to them by using Lackey Swap; a skill that instantly lets the Scout switch places with a nearby AI minion.
Fighter: The Fighter is, as his name suggests, the straight-up combat class of the group. He’s armed with a pair of Boxing Gloves that can be used to pummel humans, and is the most agile of the group. But this Klown, based on Shorty from the movies, is more than just a brawler. His Pizza Box skill will be familiar to anyone who has played a prop hunt game, as it transforms him into a pizza box. Handy for a bit of stealth between the rough and tumble. Like Tracker, the Fighter is also able to quickly chase humans with a vehicle, but his Speedy Tricycle can also be used indoors, too.
Tank: The final class, inspired by Chubby from the movie, is the Tank. Armed with an Extendable Jawbreaker that can be charged up for increased range and power, the Tank is the most physically formidable Klown in the troupe. With his Sticky Bash ability he’s able to lay down a carpet of Cotton Candy that traps anyone caught within it, and the Rage Rush skill allows him to charge into enemies and bash through obstacles. The Tank is also able to reenact one of the film’s most memorable scenes: he’s can stick a straw into any human caught in a cotton candy cocoon and slurp them up to gain a temporary movement speed buff.
Are you looking forward to playing the Killer Klowns from Outer Space video game? Which class of Klown do you think you would prefer to play as? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
I hope they’ll announce the release date soon, because I’m hyped to play this game.