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"The Thrice Damned 2: Sunken Kingdom" is out now and offers up the the middle section of the game's DLC campaign.  This time around, the adventurers are whisked away to an underground kingdom centered around an ancient temple.  As with the previous mission, the party's objective will likely revolve around blasting holes into every undead creature in a ten mile radius.

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Strange Brigade Has Its First DLC Campaign MissionEnoch Starnes

Well, Rebellion is having none of that, as the first of the game's DLC campaign missions has arrived, alongside some new maps and a brand new character.  Titled "The Thrice Damned Part 1: Isle of the Dead", this initial mission takes players to a Mediterranean pirate settlement that also just happens to contain hordes of the walking dead.  You probably know what happens from there, but if not, check out the launch trailer:

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15814/strange-brigade-has-its-first-dlc-campaign-mission.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15814/strange-brigade-has-its-first-dlc-campaign-mission.html New Adventurer and New Maps Available for Strange BrigadeJason Love

The new playable character is Patrick "Bash" Conaghan who's default amulet power appears to be some kind of electric smash attack (maybe "Bash" will one day be reborn as an Arc Titan...), called the "Wrath of Quetzalcoatl." As mentioned before, "Bash" is available to all Season Pass holders for free, and if you want to pick him up otherwise, he'll cost you $6.99. He's available across all versions (PC, PS4, and Xbox One) of the game.

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15791/new-adventurer-and-new-maps-available-for-strange-brigade.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15791/new-adventurer-and-new-maps-available-for-strange-brigade.html Strange Brigade Now Available, Bonus 5th Character Free for Limited TimeJason Love

We captured some of our experiences with the first campaign mission and a bit of the horde mode last week, so you can check that out if you're curious to see how the game plays. We'll undoubtedly do a stream of it soon, too, as part of our regular Monday night "Let's Play Co-Op" streams, if you need to see a bit more. While I haven't spent a lot of time with it, I had a lot of fun with the bits we played last week and looking forward to playing some more. It's got just enough character progression in it to keep you coming back but without as much of the random loot aspect like in Vermintide 2.

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15762/strange-brigade-now-available-bonus-5th-character-free-for-limited-time.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15762/strange-brigade-now-available-bonus-5th-character-free-for-limited-time.html Strange Brigade Video Preview Nick Puleo

Strange Brigade's campy theme feels like that of the 1930s style radio dramas like Magic Island. A strange mix of sci-fi and adventuring that feels part Indiana Jones and part Left 4 Dead. Game play is similar to most third person shooters, though you'll be gathering souls with your amulet when not aiming down the sights of your trusty weapon. There's no cover system or platforming elements, but there are plenty of puzzles and environmental dangers that contribute to the game's missions. 

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I know you're wondering what exactly that looks like, though, which is presumably why Rebellion has offered a substantial look at Strange Brigade's mechanics and modes in the below video.  It's decently long as far as trailers go and is most likely one of the last snippets of information we'll get before release day, so be sure to savor it as much as possible.

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15737/strange-brigade-s-new-overview-trailer-dives-into-actual-gameplay.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15737/strange-brigade-s-new-overview-trailer-dives-into-actual-gameplay.html Strange Brigade Developers Detail Post-Launch PlansEnoch Starnes

Regardless, Rebellion Developments (makers of the Sniper Elite series, a favorite around these parts) has posted a video titled "Post-Launch Pinache!" detailing just what they plan on adding to their four player online co-op title.

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15723/strange-brigade-developers-detail-post-launch-plans.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15723/strange-brigade-developers-detail-post-launch-plans.html [E3 2018] - Strange Brigade Gameplay With Developer WalkthroughJason Love

While the shooting of undead hordes and other beasties isn't anything too new, there are a few interesting tidbits shown off in the video below. For starters, the gold and loot you collect during a level can be spent later to unlock new weapons to use. Additionally, different weapons will have different slots that can be used to power-up your arsenal so your chosen weapon does more damage or shoots ice bullets. There are also relics you can acquire behind special, hidden puzzle doors you'll have to work together to solve. These relics grant you and your buddies access to new special powers via the mystical amulet. Gotta say, looking forward to this game more and more!

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15670/strange-brigade-gameplay-with-developer-walkthrough.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15670/strange-brigade-gameplay-with-developer-walkthrough.html [E3 2018] - Strange Brigade Co-Op Trailer Shows off A Fantastical 1930sNick Puleo

The one interesting thing this trailer shows off is just how interactive the game hopes to be - with numerous traps and puzzles set throughout the environment to not only help you proceed, but maximize damage to large groups of enemies. 

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15637/strange-brigade-co-op-trailer-shows-off-a-fantastical-1930s.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15637/strange-brigade-co-op-trailer-shows-off-a-fantastical-1930s.html Strange Brigade Coming to PC and Consoles This AugustJason Love

Everything we've seen of the game thus far has largely focused around the gameplay aspects and how the core mechanics work (i.e., round-based waves). The latest trailer shifts to the story and what our band of intrepid explorers is up against; namely, an undead queen with a chip on her shoulder (not to mention some bandages). I'm certainly intrigued to see how all the promised puzzle-solving, looting, and shooting comes together.

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15563/strange-brigade-coming-to-pc-and-consoles-this-august.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15563/strange-brigade-coming-to-pc-and-consoles-this-august.html Strange Brigade Gets Developer Let's PlayMatthew Squaire

The gameplay shown had the feel of very simple horde mode, with the game’s individuality coming mostly in terms of the style of the characters themselves, rather than the gameplay. While the full 47 minutes are full of waves of kills, some interesting moments can be found at 3:55 (when their powerup is used), 6:00 (the tank-like Minotaur enemy) and 12:00, when the developers confirm drop in/out co-op.

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15117/strange-brigade-gets-developer-let-s-play.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15117/strange-brigade-gets-developer-let-s-play.html [E3 2017] - Rebellion Announces Strange Brigade for Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4Nick Puleo

From the reveal video and description it sounds like a co-op version of Uncharted or Tombraider, where you'll be hunting treasure in ancient ruins from civilizations long gone. Players will have to survive traps, solve puzzles, and of course shoot creepy creatures. 

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