Back 4 Blood Open Beta in August

The Back 4 Blood Website announces plans for open beta testing of this upcoming co-op shooter that's a spiritual successor to the Left 4 Dead series. The open beta will run from August 12-16. For those who have more bloodlust, there will also be an Early Access period for the beta from August 5-9 for those who preorder the game. A Back 4 Blood Beta FAQ has more details, including word that you can also register for Early Access without a purchase, but acceptance is not guaranteed, as spots are limited. Here's a refresher on the game:
Back 4 Blood is a thrilling cooperative first-person shooter from the creators of the critically acclaimed Left 4 Dead franchise. You are at the center of a war against the Ridden. These once-human hosts of a deadly parasite have turned into terrifying creatures bent on devouring what remains of civilization. With humanity’s extinction on the line, it’s up to you and your friends to take the fight to the enemy, eradicate the Ridden, and reclaim the world.