Kill It With Fire (opens in new tab) is a bonkers first-person game about arachnophobia and proportional response. I took a look at a demo for the game back in April and enjoyed it a lot (opens in new tab): It's dumb—really dumb—but demolishing a house to kill a few bugs (who were just minding their own business) is a lot of fun, and kind of cathartic, too.
The game was expected to be out in July when I played the demo, but it's going to be a wee bit later than that. Developer Casey Donnellan announced today that Kill It With Fire will launch on Steam on August 13. He also dropped a new trailer showcasing some over-the-top spider-squishing action ("kill it with fire" is a very on-the-nose title) and said that a new demo is on the way too. The original, available through the Kill It With Fire Steam page (opens in new tab), is still playable, but a standalone build called Kill It With Fire: Heatwave (opens in new tab) will launch on July 17 with updates that will offer more of what the game is all about.
- Adds a new mission where players can explore the kitchen, laundry room, and garage to encounter new spiders, complete new objectives, and find new equipment.
- The first two missions have been re-mixed with content from later in the full game.
- Each mission now features an Arachno-Gauntlet with a unique challenge.
- Cheese Puffs now come in multiple flavors which can transform spiders into new types.
- Exciting new upgrades, including a radar display on the spider tracker!
- New Equipment: energy drink, assault rifle, frying pan, and molotov
- New Spiders: Queen Spider, Jumping Spider, Invisible Spider
- Destructible glass and other objects, updated spider SFX, improved spider climbing, and much much more!
For a closer look at Kill It With Fire and the ins and outs of killing spiders with elephant guns, check out the extended gameplay trailer below.