Zombies are the new black. Or the new Nazis. Or the new non-specific Middle Eastern terrorists with an improbable nuclear agenda. Whatever they are, zombies are the big thing in games right now, and Undead Labs is getting in on that with the announcement of State of Decay for the Xbox LIVE Arcade and PC.
It’s an open world zombie ‘pocalypser, with a focus on survival. Just like the real thing. According to the blurb on the official site:
Life as you knew it has gone to hell after the mother of all zombie outbreaks. Now you and the few scattered survivors must band together to survive and rebuild in a 3rd-person action game set in a dynamic open world. You choose where to make your stand, designing and fortifying your home base, performing daring raids for food and ammunition, and rescuing other playable survivors with unique talents. The open, sandbox world develops in real-time, shaped by your actions, dynamically generating content based on your choices and the ever-increasing zombie threat.
So, basically, it’s my last trip to Joburg but with a third-person camera.
No launch date confirmed for now, but here’s a sweet trailer featuring a guy beating a zombie to un-undeath with a wrench and, some screenshots.