PS4 Exclusive KillStrain: Sony San Diego Reveals New Playable Juggernaut Character

on August 20, 2015 11:12 PM

The upcoming PS4 exclusive free to play twin stick shooter KillStrain got a new character today, announced during a livestreamed event.

The new character is Rook, and he’s a juggernaut, meaning that he’s mainly defensive. His enormous shield definitely gives that away.

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Here is his in game model.

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Like all KillStrain characters, he has three special moves:

Advance lets him jump towards an enemy, causing damage on landing and pushing him away.

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Bulwark is a channeled mode. As long as you hold L2 you can hide behind the shield, mitigating attacks from the front. Of course it cannot be held forever.

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Storm Shield activates an energy field aptly shaped like a rook, that not only mitigates damage, but also damages enemies it touches.

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Considering how much I enjoy playing tanks, I think I just found my new character of choice.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.