Up for some buddy movie vibes? John Carpenter’s Toxic Commando has been revealed by Focus Entertainment and developer Saber Interactive.
Due to release in 2024 On Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5 and PC via the Epic Games Store, you’ll get the chance to tag team with up to four players in this intense first-person shooter and battle massive hordes of mutated monstrosities to eradicate a supernatural outbreak before it’s too late.
Premiered at the Summer Game Fest Live Showcase, you can watch the reveal trailer below. It’ll give a first taste of the game’s over-the-top gameplay and John Carpenter-inspired 80’s vibes, packed with action, humor and horror.
The devs speak
“We’re happy to team up once again with our historical partner Saber,” says John Bert, Managing Director at Focus Entertainment. “After World War Z, Space Marine 2, Insurgency, SnowRunner, and many others, Toxic Commando is a new entry into the successful long-term relationship between Focus and Saber. We cannot wait to unveil more about this new amazing IP created by the talented teams at Saber, and leverage Focus’ expertise in turning new franchises into worldwide hits.”
“We’re excited to partner with our friends at Focus again, and thrilled to collaborate with the legendary John Carpenter on this project,” says Tim Willits, Chief Creative Officer at Saber Interactive. “His unique vision, unparalleled expertise in storytelling, and ability to create immersive atmospheres have helped us to elevate this all-new, 80s-inspired experience to the next level. His works have been an inspiration for years and it’s an honor to work alongside him to deliver a truly unforgettable adventure.”
“It’s exciting to be collaborating on a new video game with Focus and Saber,” said John Carpenter. “Look, I really like shooting zombies. They keep telling me that they’re called ’the infected.’ Please. They’re ghouls, dude. They blow up real good and there are a ton of them. People are going to love this game.”
A terrifying future
In the near future, an experimental attempt to harness the power of the Earth’s core ends in a terrifying disaster: the release of the Sludge God. This eldritch abomination begins terraforming the area, turning soil to scum and the living to undead monsters. Luckily, the genius behind the experiment has a plan to make things right. All he needs is a team of competent, highly trained mercenaries to get the job done. … Unfortunately, they were all too expensive. Which is why he’s hired… The Toxic Commandos.
Take control of one of the commandos, team up with your friends and send the Sludge God and its horde of things-that-should-never-be back to the underworld. Choose the class that matches your playstyle, pile into your favorite ride, and unload an array of gunfire, grenades, special abilities, and freaking katanas as you save the planet.
More details to follow as and when, but prepare yourself for John Carpenter’s Toxic Commando on Xbox, PlayStation and PC (wishlist on Epic if you like) in 2024.