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‘The Last of Us’ Delayed, ‘Survival Instinct’ Gameplay Trailer, Zombies in Canada and Montana — Zombie News 02.17.13

STATE OF DECAY

Undead Labs has released new details about State of Decay, their upcoming zombie survival MMO. In their latest news post they discuss character customization in the game. ‘A Matter of Character’ | Undead Labs

The release date for The Last of UsNaughty Dog’s third-person zombie apocalypse survival game for PS3–has been delayed to June 14, 2013. The Last of Us

RE: REVELATIONS

Resident Evil: Revelations is coming to PC, PlayStation 3, Wii U, and Xbox 360 on May 21, 2013. Revelations is a port of the Nintendo 3DS game of the same name and will include new gameplay and enhanced graphics. ‘Resident Evil Revelations coming coming to 360, PS3, Wii U and PC’ | Capcom Unity

A new gameplay trailer has been released for Activision’s The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct. The first-person shooter based on AMC’s The Walking Dead will arrive on March 26th for PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo’s Wii U. The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct Official Gameplay Trailer | YouTube

The Emergency Alert System for a Montana TV station was accessed by hackers. The hackers released a fake emergency bulletin describing a zombie outbreak. ‘Montana TV Station Warns Of Attacking Zombies’ | NPR

The possibility of a zombie apocalypse was discussed recently in the Canadian House of Commons. ‘Canadian parliament ‘debates’ zombie invasion’ | Washington Post

 

‘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.

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.

Play as a Zombie in ‘Resident Evil 6’

Andriasang reports that Resident Evil 6 will include an online mode that allows players to take on the role of a zombie.  During the “Agent Hunt” mode players will be able to enter the actual game of another person through the internet.  Players will then assume the part of a zombie with the goal of taking out the human-controlled agent.  The agents have a decided advantage over the zombies, so the different human-controlled zombies will have to work together to surround and trap the agents.  Zombie players will be able to communicate in a separate chat session that cannot be heard by the agent players.  Resident Evil 6 will arrive on Xbox 360 and Play Station 3 on October 2, 2012 and on PC at a later date.  The game’s main campaign focuses on Resident Evil series regulars, Leon S. Kennedy and Chris Redfield, as they travel across the globe, combating a new zombie virus outbreak and the mysterious Neo-Umbrella Corporation.

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.”

Comic-Con’s Zombie Game Trailers

Beyond cosplay, comic book, and Hollywood events the San Diego Comic-Con has also become a popular place for video game makers to show off their up and coming creations.  At the 2012 Con, Capcom released a new trailer for Resident Evil 6, and Ubisoft showed off new gameplay footage for ZombiU.  Check out the videos below.

Resident Evil 6, the latest in the survival action series, will arrive on Xbox 360 and Play Station 3 on October 2, 2012 and on Microsoft Windows at a later date.

Ubisoft’s survival horror game, ZombiU, will arrive on Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U console this winter.