Systemic Reaction’s Co-op Dino Shooter Second Extinction Coming Oct. 13 to Steam Early Access

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Systemic Reaction’s Co-op Dino Shooter Second Extinction Coming Oct. 13 to Steam Early Access

STOCKHOLM Sept. 14, 2020 — Systemic Reaction, a creative division of Avalanche Studios Group, has announced that the online co-op dino shooter Second Extinction will be available on Steam Early Access for PC on Oct. 13, 2020, for $24.99. The reveal accompanies a new trailer featuring a time-lapse cover art drawing for the game from legendary retro cover artist Tom duBois. Tom’s work for Konami defined the action game genre of the ’90s, and his Second Extinction artwork captures the spirit of the era as characters Ortega and Amir make a great escape from the claws of death.

“What helped fuel me creatively? That’s easy! Badass characters! Mind boggling creativity! It gave me so much ‘go juice,’ I wanted to honor the designers by being as loyal as possible to the characters. The process is a constant back and forth between revising, correcting, and fine tuning until it just feels right. It never comes easy, and it’s a battle from start to finish,” said Tom duBois.

The time-lapse is a double-hit of throwback thrills, as Cody Carpenter (son of cult film director John Carpenter), uses his unique game-inspired synth and drum style to score the piece (track titled “Prehistoric Menace”).  

Second Extinction pits teams of up to three players together in fast-paced and intense battles to reclaim a dangerous frozen Earth from mutant dinosaurs. Fight side by side with your friends with a wide range of powerful weapons against beastly predators long thought extinct — now mutated and deadlier than ever! The War Effort is Second Extinction’s global metagame: by slaying dinos, completing missions and more, players will determine the kinds of enemies, activities, challenges and rewards they’ll face in different regions around the world.

Here’s what players can expect in early access:

  • Day One: 4 Heroes, 10 Weapons with 5 upgrade tiers, and 6 missions across 7 regions
  • In the future: 
    • Loadout modifiers — party buffs for each mission
    • Armor Augments 
    • Timed game modes, including a horde mode
    • An additional mutation and related effects
    • And much more!

Second Extinction is available to wishlist now on Steam. It is also in development for Xbox Series X and Xbox One. For more info, visit, and follow @2nd_Extinction on Twitter.


Small but fierce, we started as a group of veterans from within Avalanche Studios Group. Based in Stockholm and Malmö, we focus on crafting new and empowering games with unique settings. Drawing from our experiences within the industry, we want to create games that appeal both to us, and to you — our players. We want to play in a sandbox that lets your creativity thrive.

Our focus is freedom, exploration, and a drive to create games like the ones that kept us up at night as kids. So far, we’ve got Generation Zero launched and Second Extinction coming soon — with even more to come. Join us in the sandbox!

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