Killer Klowns from Outer Space - release date speculation, trailer, leaks, and everything we know

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Image of three clowns in Killer Klowns from Outer Space.

Now, this is a big surprise. At the Gamescom Opening Night Live 2022 event, a Killer Klowns from Outer Space game was revealed. This video game adaption of the cult 1989 horror movie has taken everyone by surprise, lovingly recreating its source material. If you want to learn all about this upcoming title, you're in the right place.

In this hub, we'll break down everything you need to know about the Killer Klowns from Outer Space game. That includes when it's expected to release, exactly how the game will play, and a roundup of available footage. It's set to be a huge hit with horror fans, so read up on it early!

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August 24, 2022 -

The Killer Klowns from Outer Space game is official! Seemingly out of nowhere, with no leaks or expectations prior to the show, the game was revealed at Gamescom Opening Night Live 2022. Teased so far with just a cinematic trailer, it's set to slot into the fledgling asymmetrical horror genre.

Not too much is known about the game just yet, but you can wishlist it on Steam now and sign up for a beta, expected to take place fairly soon.

What is Killer Klowns from Outer Space?

As hinted at, Killer Klowns from Outer Space is an asymmetrical multiplayer horror game, based on the 1989 film of the same name. Ten players partake in 3v7 matches, with three playing as the eponymous Klowns and seven as the human residents of Crescent Cove.

During a match - the length of which we don't yet know - both Klowns and humans have separate tasks. As a Klown, your job is to kidnap as many of the human survivors as possible and take them back to your spaceship. As a human, you can win by fleeing Crescent Cove, deactivating the spaceship, or keeping more than half of you alive by the end of the match.

On top of that, there are plenty of different classes across both factions. There are five Klown classes: Jumbo the scout, Shorty the fighter, Chubby the tank, Spikey the tracker, and Rudy the trapster. Their roles are already quite self-explanatory. The five human classes are based on classic horror tropes, with a biker, cop, punk, redneck, and teen.

Image of two survivors being hunted by Klowns in Killer Klowns from Outer Space.

Killer Klowns from Outer Space release date speculation

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At the time of writing, Killer Klowns from Outer Space doesn't have a concrete release date. Instead, there's just a broad release window of early 2023. That could be anything from January to around April, so it still remains to be seen exactly when we can get our hands on it.

However, some lucky players will get early access to Killer Klowns from Outer Space during the beta. There isn't a window for this closed beta, but you can sign up from the game's Discord server.

Killer Klowns from Outer Space platforms

Killer Klowns from Outer Space is confirmed to release on PC via Steam, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. As such, there's no hope for a Nintendo Switch port, unlike the recent Evil Dead multiplayer game.

Killer Klowns from Outer Space trailer

There's only one trailer so far for the Killer Klowns from Outer Space game: the one that debuted at Gamescom. Look out for a few in-engine renders of specific shots from the film, as well as glimpses of the action.

That's it for our look at the Killer Klowns from Outer Space game so far! Be sure to check back often because we'll update this hub as soon as we learn more. With not too long to go until it releases, we should learn plenty in the coming months!