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After the Fall

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Vertigo Games
Release Date: Dec. 9, 2021

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'After the Fall' Available For Pre-Order, Reveals PvP And Post-launch Details - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 18, 2021 @ 11:01 a.m. PST

After the Fall is an epic multiplayer VR action FPS that will bring players into a vast, hostile world with seamless co-op gameplay at its core.

After the Fall combines an unprecedented VR world shared with players worldwide, a cinematic and atmospheric campaign, action-packed solo and multiplayer gameplay, and an endgame built from the ground up for VR.

Set in a frozen, post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, After the Fall pits you and up to three friends against unprecedented, huge waves of monstrous, undead creatures known as the Snowbreed. And when I say huge, I don’t just mean in numbers; you’ll be facing off against some of VR’s most colossal brutes and repulsive deformities.

In an alternate 1980s, the age of decadence and delight, humanity started experimenting with a new type of designer drugs to elevate the human potential beyond known limits.

Meanwhile, the planet suffered: climate change ran hot and cold to extremes, resulting in a new ice age. To cope with the cold, people only consumed more drugs which led to horrible mutations – the deadly Snowbreed. Now, 20 years later, Los Angeles lies in ruins and survivors are clinging to life in a frozen city roaming with mutated terrors.

Vertigo Games announced that After the Fall is now available for pre-order on Meta Quest 2, PlayStationVR and PC (Steam) stores, with a 10% pre-order discount on all platforms.

To accompany the news, Vertigo Games released a new trailer that shows off After the Fall’s signature 4-player co-op play, hordes of enemies and weapons, and provides a first glimpse at the game’s newly revealed PvP mode.

At the same time, a newly released gameplay video demonstrates the game’s first mission; Skidrow Harvest Run.

Frontrunner Season

The launch is only the beginning for After the Fall players. The launch edition includes automatic access to the Frontrunner season, including new maps and game modes, with more content and updates to be announced. 

On Quest 2, players will receive access to the exclusive Fwd to the Past skin. On Steam, players will receive access to the closed Steam Playtest. Lastly, players who pre-order on Steam and PlayStation VR  will receive 48 hours of Early Access as an additional pre-order bonus.

Players who buy the game on the Quest platform will automatically own After the Fall on both the Quest 2 and Rift through cross-buy.

Steam Playtest

PC players who pre-order After the Fall on Steam will receive guaranteed access to the closed Steam Playtest from 9PM PT on November 25th until midnight PT on November 27th. Primarily introducing players to the first Harvest Run mission, more details about the playtest will be shared on Steam and via After the Fall community channels shortly.

After the Fall: Deluxe Edition

The Deluxe Edition will also be available on Steam and PlayStation VR, including:

  • Automatic access to the Frontrunner season
  • Digital Artbook
  • Official Soundtrack
  • PS4 Theme and Avatars (PlayStation VR)
  • Exclusive Uncle Bob skin (Steam) or exclusive Ultimate Buster skin (PlayStation VR

With intense 4-player co-op at its core, players join forces with other survivors across all major VR platforms as they venture out into enemy territory and take on huge hordes of snowbreed. Watch out for the more twisted types; from towering brutes that can instantly flatten you with a strike of their huge ice fist to decapitators that will grab you by the neck to pull you off the ground. No mission will play the same twice and taking on the snowbreed is a team effort as players will need to work together to survive the cold and hostile world of After the Fall. 

You, the player, are a Harvest Runner, one of the few who are courageous enough to venture out into the cold. With your squad of fellow Runners you’ll jump into the containment sites that are filled to the brim with Snowbreed. People in the various settlements in LA rely on you to enter these monster infested zones in order to bring in the resources required to keep the lights on back at the Line. In return, you are rewarded with bigger and better guns to go back in for this satisfying loop of taking out Snowbreed. It’s not an easy job, and only Harvest Runners can tackle the different dangers that these Snowbreed embody.

In After the Fall, it is all about knowing your enemies and working together with your team in order to survive. Your next best friend is your large arsenal of weapons. This consists of a variety of handguns, shotguns, rifles and more, and as you get more experienced as a Runner, higher quality variations will become available to you. It is up to you to use these weapons wisely. Only one thing is certain; whether you rush to the frontlines with your custom handgun ready, or stay back with your hunting rifle and explosives, do not run out of ammo!

You’ll get to craft weapons while engaging in the game’s high-paced combat using real-life movements. Customizing weapons and gear requires resources and floppy disk blueprints found throughout the city, so you’ll have to scavenge the remains of civilization in order to stay ahead of your enemies.

In your fight for survival you’ll wield a wide variety of weapons. Will you rush to the frontlines with your electrified knuckleduster and custom handgun ready to take down hordes of Snowbreed? Or would you rather stay back and use your hunting rifle with explosive ammo to take down the hulking brutes? It’s up to you.

On top of this, you’ll be able to unleash devastating attacks using crafted devices, such as a volley of missiles from a wrist-mounted ’80s walkman-turned-rocket launcher. Crafting and customising weapons and gear requires resources and blueprints found throughout the world, which you’ll take back with you to the basecamp for use.

Speaking of basecamp; this is a shared hub where you’ll run into other players from all over the world, hang out and interact with them in VR, form a party of up to four players to go on a new mission, and more. But you can also decide to play the game by yourself – the difficulty will scale accordingly. Though I personally feel playing with friends is more fun, especially in VR!

Key Features

  • An Epic Multiplayer VR Shooter - Go solo or join forces in seamless co-op on a campaign through a post-apocalyptic, infested VR world from the creators of Arizona Sunshine
  • Hell Has Frozen Over - Discover, scavenge and survive the ice-covered and Snowbreed-infested ruins of a post-apocalyptic LA ground to a halt in an alternate 1980s
  • Towering Boss Fights - Survive unprecedented hordes, fight tactically to defeat Specials and think on your feet as you square off against awe-inspiring bosses
  • Discover Your Combat Style - Craft, upgrade and wield a huge variety of deadly weapons and devastating powers, all with real-life movements

After the Fall is coming to PlayStation VR, PC (Steam) and Oculus Quest 2 on December 9, 2021 for €/$39.99 with full cross-platform multiplayer support ( a release on the original Quest will follow at a later date).

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