Kill Strain Releases on July 19 for PS4, PlayStation Plus Members Get Access on July 12

A free-to-play team-based shooter from Sony San Diego, Kill Strain is coming to PlayStation 4 on July 19 in North America and Europe. If you’re a PlayStation Plus member, you’ll get early access on July 12.

Ahead of the PS+ launch on July 12, Sony San Diego will be sending out a substantial wave of beta invites from June 29 – July 3 to those who have signed up on their website. If you manage to reach level 20 on or before July 4 at 11:59pm PT, you’ll receive an exclusive in-game item – The Vanguard Vincent.

If you’re playing Kill Strain right now, the final account wipe will take place on June 28.

Here’s the description for Kill Strain:

Kill Strain is a top-down, competitive twin-stick action shooter with a monumental twist where three teams are pitted against each other for domination. Featuring innovative 5v5v2 gameplay, two teams of five players battle to contain-and-control a mysterious and powerful energy source codenamed ‘The Strain’ that has been discovered in research facilities. The humans are not alone in these remote locations, as two additional players take on the roles of mutants. Endowed with additional abilities when in contact with ‘TheStrain’, the mutant team wreaks havoc on the humans to spread ‘The Strain’ further on the field; turning humans into mutants along the way and creating a more powerful force.

Each match ends when one of three conditions are met: all human are turned, the base is destroyed (human or mutant), or The Strain takes over (time runs out).

As the Kill Strain description later adds, it’s “free to download and play, but never pay to win.” Sony San Diego will also bring out new content such as character upgrades, new maps, and more “on a regular basis.”

Sony San Diego also confirmed that Drawn to Death is set for release later this year.

[Source: PS Blog (1), (2), PlayStation]