Rebellion, of Sniper Elite fame, are back with a new third-person shooter that should excite the Indiana Jones and Lara Croft in us all. Strange Brigade is here to take us on a journey of the supernatural, action and danger. You can bring an online friend or three, if you like too!
It is the 1930s and the merry band of four known as the Strange Brigade are in the heart of Egypt. Our friends are on a quest to bring about the end of the 4000 year old Witch Queen Seteki, who has awoken and brought an array of evil minions with her. In order to defeat Seteki, her armoured minotaurs, mummies, assassins and much more, you will have to deploy a number of unique magical powers, control many customisable weapons and lay down traps, before watching the body count rise.
In order to make the most of the devastating weapons you will find across Egypt, communication between your teammates will be key. Calling out enemies, taking them down together and keeping an eye out for clues leading to secret tombs will be your run of the mill stuff as you progress through Strange Brigade. After all, you don’t want to run into your teammate’s spike trap, do you?
When you aren’t mowing down enemies you will most likely be exploring the aforementioned tombs in search of treasures and gold to spend on new weapons and the like. But don’t expect them to come about easily. Like all good archeologists you may have to solve a couple of puzzles to get at the riches within…
Aside from the campaign mode that will likely be your first port of call, Strange Brigade will feature some extra modes for your team to try out. Horde Mode is your typical affair with waves of enemies, but puts a Black Ops Zombies twist on it by having you spend gold on temporary weapons or opening up new areas of the map to explore. Score Attack, on the other hand, focuses on your ability to kill enemies… and you’ll want to kill them quick too as points are gained through amassing a multiplier that depletes when a kill hasn’t been gained in a while.
If you are up for an exciting romp through Egypt whilst taking in a hunt for ancient beings, then Strange Brigade is available now on Xbox One for £39.99 for the Standard Edition. If you would like some added bonuses and access to the Season Pass the £64.99 Deluxe Edition is the way to go. Alternatively, Strange Brigade can also be purchased on PS4 and PC from today too.
As a little bonus, a fifth character is downloadable for free to those who to purchase Strange Brigade in the next 30 days. Be sure to keep an eye out for our review in the very near future!
WILL YOU ANSWER THE CALL TO ADVENTURE? Egypt, 1930’s. Erased from ancient history and buried in a nameless tomb for 4,000 years, Seteki the Witch Queen has risen once again. Only one troop of daring heroes can stand against the fearsome power of Seteki and her army of mummified monstrosities: The Strange Brigade! Explore remarkable ruins, solve perilous puzzles and uncover tantalising treasure while blasting your way through an array of undead enemies in thrilling third-person action that’s certain to bring out your inner adventurer! ONE GRIPPING ADVENTURE Hunt the foul Seteki through a rip-roaring campaign filled with dangerous dig sites, prodigious pyramids and crumbling caves packed with bountiful foes to send back to the afterlife. Explore alone or team up in 2-4 player online co-op! FOUR FEARLESS FORTUNE HUNTERS Travel the ancient world as one of four dashing agents trained to tackle the supernatural. Unleash devastating magical powers and unload powerful prototype weapons such as the fire-spitting Krakatoa, the ice cold Chill Burster, and the brain-busting Blunderbuss! A LEGION OF MALEVOLENT MONSTERS Seteki is not the only mythological menace to have awoken … she’s brought an army of loyal beasts with her! Face her many nefarious ne’er-do-wells, including moaning mummies, fire-breathing assassins, armour-plated minotaurs, giant scorpions and much, much worse! TONS OF TERRIFYING TRAPS Keep an eye on your environment to find creative ways to boff your enemies! Decapitate the undead with spinning blades, fry them to a crisp with fire traps, crush them with a well-placed boulder and more. You wouldn’t set them on your team mates … would you? OODLES OF PUZZLING PREDICAMENTS Keep those peepers peeled for suspicious clues, secret entrances and ancient contraptions that need re-awakening! Who knows what alluring treasures and buried riches await you on the other side…