Gameplay on Display in Epic’s New Trailer for Fortnite

Fortnite has been a long time coming, and all that extra waiting seems to be paying off.  The game looks like a lot of fun, combining crafting elements with strategy and working together…the kind of things I really enjoy in games.  Thankfully, Epic is done being so quiet about the game and revealed some new screenshots and a swanky gameplay trailer:

The Alpha for the game will be hitting this year (and you can sign up for it on their website), though only a few will be getting their hands on it in 2014, while many will be playing in 2015.  The game is currently only set to come out on the PC, but Epic is saying that other platforms could be coming later on in the future.  Guess we’ll just have to wait and see!

In Fortnite, players and their friends lead a group of Heroes to reclaim and rebuild a homeland that has been left empty by a mysterious darkness only known as “the Storm.” Players will band together online to explore the world for resources, build extravagant forts, find or build insane weapons and traps as they protect their towns from the strange monsters that emerge during the Storm.

TL;DR: Build forts. Co-op. Kill monsters. Find stuff. Craft stuff. Huge procedural worlds. Save the day. Bacon.