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When will Killer Klowns From Outer Space release?

Normally, I am not one to get excited for asymmetrical multiplayer horror games. Whether it’s Among Us (the most popular example of these games), Dead by Daylight, Secret Neighbor, or the Blackout Club, these games just don’t give me what I’m interested in when it comes to gaming. Blackout Club was especially disappointing to me, as it looked like it could have had such a great story, but then became just another asymmetrical multiplayer experience. Often, the promotional materials for these games are really good and end up making you wish that the gameplay was worthy of the promotional art and trailers.

Killer Klowns From Outer Space, though, looks so cool that I’ll probably make an exception just for it… maybe I won’t play it, but I’ll at least watch others play it in the worst-case scenario. It’s not that Killer Klowns From Outer Space offers a new approach to asymmetrical multiplayer horror, no, it’s just that I love the whole evil clowns from outer space invading suburbia. I’m biased in favor of stories using clowns as villains, having done it myself in my debut novel Raven’s Dream. While no one else besides me has done Goth girls vs Evil clowns that I’m aware of, I hold out hope that this’ll happen in some movie or game, because that would be epic. You never know, Raven’s Dream might become the first movie or video game where that happens if the book gets adapted. Lola’s Haunter, my yet to be released novel, will crossover with indie horror game Blue June later this year, so you never know, maybe Raven will get to be in a game sometime too.

Killer Klowns From Outer Space is based on the cult classic Killer Klowns From Outer Space from 1988. The best thing about the game is it has the endorsement of the Chiodo Brothers, who wrote, directed, and produced the film. It’s always terrible when some corporation resurrects IP projects against the wishes of the creator, but thankfully, this isn’t the case this time.

In the game, a diverse town of humans is invaded by sadistic clown monsters who attempt to capture the humans and turn them into cotton candy to feed the clown larvae. (Huh, this sounds like what DeSantis, or DeathSantis as he is known by some, wants to do to all those in Florida who defy him, like when he sent agents to kidnap the son of a woman who exposed his deception, or his covering up the number of deaths in his state, or his most recent threat to build a state prison for of abusers next to Walt Disney World.) The humans band together to fight off the evil clowns and their living animal balloons. As the player, you can choose who to side with, humans or clowns.

To answer the question posed in the article headline, we don’t yet know when Killer Klowns From Outer Space will be released. It seems to have been pushed forward, as we are already almost in May while for months the official release date has been vaguely “early 2023.” We shouldn’t complain, though, as obviously we don’t want a game full of bugs and glitches. Even worse would be if the people working on the game were forced to work extra unpaid hours just to get a game in our hands. Let’s hope they take all the time they need and when the game comes out, that it’s as cool as it looks in the trailers.

Furthermore, let’s hope that this game inspires more Killer Klowns From Outer Space content (with the Brother’s approval, of course) and maybe we can even get another Goth girls vs Evil Clowns story out into the world. In the meantime, here are some pics from the game for you to look at:

J. Neira is a BLM activist and also a self-published author of suburban Goth novels. 

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