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Fake Trailer for ‘The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct’ Fools Internet

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A fake trailer for Activision’s upcoming first-person shooter, The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, is making the rounds online.  The trailer was created by a fan using early developmental footage from the game and fooled a host of news outlets including one of Activision’s own employees.  The bogus trailer’s original video has since been removed by its creator from YouTube.  The real The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct is a prequel to The Walking Dead television series on AMC.  It follows the characters Daryl and Merle Dixon as they travel through the zombie-ridden Georgia countryside to Atlanta.  The game will be released March 26th in North America and March 29th in Europe for PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo’s Wii U.  Visit the official The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct website to see the game’s actual trailers.

‘Black Ops II Zombies’ Revealed

Treyarch and Activision have unveiled the first information about ZOMBIES in their upcoming game, Call of Duty: Black Ops II.  The popular game mode has expanded significantly in the latest edition of the Call of Duty franchise.  Zombies in Black Ops II will not only include the classic Survival mode, during which players cooperatively battle against waves of the undead, but also two brand new modes: Tranzit and Grief.  Tranzit is a cooperative story campaign set in a huge interconnected world.  In Tranzit players will be able to travel to different maps within the world using an armored bus.  While traveling between areas players will have to work together to fight off zombies as they swarm the vehicle.  Once the bus has reached a destination, players can jump off and explore the new area in order to discover additional weapons and items.  In Grief mode, two teams of human players compete to survive against an onslaught of zombies.  The last team standing wins the match.  During Grief players will be unable to directly kill the humans on the other team.  Players must instead find different ways to hinder the other team’s survival.  Up to 8 players can participate in Grief mode online.  Call of Duty: Black Ops II will be released for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 on November 13, 2012 and for Nintendo’s Wii U on November 18th.

Cinematic Trailer For ‘Dead Island Riptide’

Deep Silver has released the first trailer for Dead Island Riptide on the official Dead Island YouTube channelRiptide will be the second video game in the Dead Island action RPG series.  Few details are known about the zombie game presently.  Presumably it will have an open world environment and feature melee zombie combat.  Dead Island Riptide will arrive on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC in 2013.  Stay tuned to the Dead Island Facebook page for updates.

‘Black Ops II’ Zombie Mode Teased

The official Call of Duty YouTube channel released a preview of the upcoming zombie mode for Call of Duty: Black Ops II.  The video shows zombies attacking a tour bus.  Black Ops II is the latest game in the popular Call of Duty first-person shooter franchise.  Two previous entries in the video game series–Call of Duty: World at War and Call of Duty: Black Ops–featured a “zombie mode” during which players worked together to battle waves of undead soldiers.  Other than confirming that zombies will return for Black Ops II, not much else has been revealed about the latest iteration of the zombie mode.  According to the preview video, more details will be revealed when the Black Ops II zombies make their world premiere on Wednesday, September 26th.  Be sure to stay tuned to Black Ops’ Facebook page for the latest information.  Call of Duty: Black Ops II arrives on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U, and Microsoft Windows this November.

‘Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z’ Game Announcement [Trailer]

Game developer Team Ninja has announced that it is working on a new zombie-themed action-adventure game–Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z.  The game is a spin-off of the Ninja Gaiden game series.  It stars Yaiba, a ninja back from the dead seeking revenge against the man who killed him, Ryu Hayabusa (the hero of the Ninja Gaiden series).  The game is sure to feature lots of samurai vs zombie action.  Production of Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z is being lead by Keiji Inafune, creator of the Dead Rising video game series.  Check out the announcement trailer below, and visit the official Facebook page for more information.

New Trailer for ‘Resident Evil 6′

Capcom has released a cinematic trailer for their upcoming zombie game, Resident Evil 6.  Check out the trailer below (via GameSpot).  The third-person action game stars franchise regulars, Leon S. Kennedy and Chris Redfield, as they travel across the world and try to contain a new global zombie outbreak.  Resident Evil 6 will also feature an online versus mode in which players can control zombies or zombie hunters.  Launching alongside Resident Evil 6 is ResidentEvil.net–a free website that tracks players’ game data and compares it to other players around the world.  Resident Evil 6 will arrive for Xbox 360 and Play Station 3 on October 2, 2012.  A demo of the game will be available on Xbox LIVE and the PlayStation Network on September 18, 2012.

 

Official Synopsis:  “It has been ten years since the Raccoon City incident and the President of the United States has decided to reveal the truth behind what took place in the belief that it will curb the current resurgence in bioterrorist activity. Due to be by the President’s side is his personal friend and Raccoon City survivor, Leon S. Kennedy, but when the venue suffers a bioterrorist attack, Leon is forced to face a President transformed beyond recognition and make his hardest ever decision. At the same time, Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance member Chris Redfield arrives in China, itself under threat of a bioterrorist attack.  With no country safe from these attacks and the ensuing outbreaks, the entire world’s population is united by a common fear that there is no hope left.”

Upcoming Zombie MMOs: ‘State of Decay’ and ‘The War Z’

Zombie video game fans have been blessed with the recent announcement of two new zombie apocalypse MMOs–The War Z and State of Decay.  Both games offer a sandbox-style world where survival, instead of story, is the focus.

The War Z is being developed by Hammerpoint Interactive.  The game will have first-person shooter-style gameplay but without levels, goals, achievements, or even an ending.  The War Z takes place in a huge, explorable open environment.  Players can choose to run amok or create a new society in the post-apocalyptic game world.  A person can play alone or team up with others online.  Players can even develop their own systems of currency and trade.  The War Z will be released exclusively for PC this fall.  After the initial download price is paid, the game will have no additional costs or monthly fees.  Game updates will be free of charge.  Learn more about The War Z on its official website.

State of Decay is the much anticipated zombie game from Undead Labs.  First announced almost three years ago, State of Decay is Undead Labs’ first video game.  State of Decay is a third-person action game.  It takes place during a global zombie outbreak, and the game setting is completely open world.  Players have to locate and reinforce their own fortresses, scavenge for food and supplies, recuse other people, and (of course) battle zombies.  The real-time game environment will change and evolve based on a player’s actions.  Initially State of Decay will only support two-player online co-op, but eventually it will be expanded into a full massively multiplayer online game.  State of Decay does not yet have a release date.  The game will be available on Xbox LIVE Arcade and PC.  Head to Undead Labs’ official site for more information and check out the game’s newly released trailer below.