Strange Brigade Reveal
Rebellion, the creators of the Sniper Elite series and the Zombie Army Trilogy, announced on Wednesday a new title called Strange Brigade. The trailer shows the game to be a four-player, co-op, third-person shooter. The rather droll video, shot as a faux newsreel, appears to show a story set in the pre-war era with a group of quirky characters indulging in Indiana Jones style shenanigans on behalf of the British Empire.
Rebellion has been cagey about this title until now. In fact, no rumours or hints about this game existed before today. Frequently, the games press get wind of upcoming titles early in their development, often because of leaks from the developers themselves. Not so with this game so its announcement was pleasant surprise. Strange Brigade appears to be beyond initial production, with developers Rebellion aiming to show some gameplay footage at E3
I have to admit that I am a big fan of the Sniper Elite series, so the announcement of Strange Brigade intrigues me. The lead characters are at first look, unusual and diverse. The supernatural element and period setting also delight me. I hope they are as equally creative with the game mechanics, with each character having a bespoke role. I, unlike many others, actually enjoy the campaign mode in titles such as these, as online multiplay never quite lives up to expectations due to the "human" element.
Strange Brigade will be available on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, although Rebellion have not at present specified a release date yet. Since they are promising to showcase further footage at E3, hopefully more information will become available soon.