A new Strange Brigade trailer showcases pulpy co-op combat

A new trailer for the co-op shooter Strange Brigade shows off gunplay, puzzle-solving, and some supernatural shenanigans in '30s Egypt as it might have been imagined by Edgar Rice Burroughs, or perhaps Steven Spielberg.  

The game follows four exotic adventurers who are forced to take on the undead Witch Queen Seteki and her army of "mummified monstrosities hell-bent on terror." It's a shooter, but it also promises various sorts of environmental traps, secret locations, puzzles, and "ancient contraptions that need awakening." 

On the surface, it reminds me of the The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, another squad-based, third-person period piece about an alien enemy bent on humanity's destruction, although I imagine Strange Brigade will be a little bit more of a straight-ahead action experience. 

Rebellion announced in April that Strange Brigade will be out on August 28.   

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.