Twin-Stick Shooter ‘West of Dead’ Launches Open Beta on Xbox One and PC

Raw Fury announced that the Upstream Arcade-developed cover-based twin-stick shooter West of Dead has launched an open beta for players to experience the game on Xbox One and PC-via Steam.

The open beta is active from now until February 24 on both platforms. Those wanting to participate can head over the Microsoft website or claim a Steam Beta key to jump in.

West of Dead stars Ron Perlman, of Sons of Anarchy and Hellboy fame, as the voice of William Mason, a dead man who has awakened without a memory save for the image of a figure in black. Gameplay has players utilizing the twin-stick mechanics to shoot at enemies while they use cover to get out of the way of danger.

Levels in West of Dead are procedurally generated levels based in Purgatory. Throughout the game, players will gain new skills for Willian that will be put to the test. Gameplay elements revolve around shooting, dodging, and sliding through stages in order not to die a second time. The game will attempt to throw new elements at the player from time to time, whenever they get too comfortable.

West of Dead is in development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

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