Horror film legend John Carpenter, iconic movies like Halloween and The Thing, is venturing into the world of gaming with the announcement of his upcoming co-op first-person shooter, ‘John Carpenter’s Toxic Commando’.
The game is being developed by Saber Interactive, the developer behind World War Z: Aftermath. It will launch on PlayStation 5, Windows PC, and Xbox Series X.
What to expect from John Carpenter’s Toxic Commando?
Toxic Commando transports players to a world plagued by a terrifying eldritch Sludge God, unleashing hordes of ghoulish creatures and undead monsters. Players will assume the roles of commandos, armed with an array of weapons, trucks, and katanas to combat the supernatural outbreak and bring order to the chaos.
The reveal trailer, showcased during the Summer Game Fest live event, provided a glimpse into the gameplay as commandos are seen mowing down beasts while tunes by Bon Jovi play in the background. While further details regarding gameplay mechanics, additional features, and specific platforms are yet to be revealed, it has been confirmed that the game has a co-op feature allowing players to team up with friends.
Carpenter’s passion for gaming is well-known, with the director openly expressing his love for titles like Fallout 76, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla in recent interviews. Now, he is taking his appreciation for the medium to the next level by lending his name and creative input to the upcoming zombie shooter.