Zombies are everywhere in the gaming world. They've brought upon the apocalypse countless times, eaten our neighbours and have even taken to fighting plants. But you know what they hardly ever do? Race.

Sony's Vita launch title WipEout 2048 almost amended that sad fact however, as the game once featured a "ZOMBIE" mode that put the undead behind the wheel for one sole purpose alone — to destroy you. Sony Liverpool explains:

The rules of ZOMBIE were simple enough – survive the horror for as long as possible by avoiding or taking out the Zombie ships. You start in darkness, alone on the track. Then you hear them in the distance, the digital scream of their engines filling you with dread. They start to show up on your Zombie radar, a handful at first in hot pursuit and full of ominous darkness. Then they’re on you, ramming you, destroying themselves if need be, but they’re taking you with them.

Now that you're (rightfully) bummed out that kamikaze zombie drivers didn't make the cut, cheer up! There's a demo of the game dropping 17th January in the Japanese PlayStation Store. So, if you imported a Japanese Vita, you'll get a taste of the game soon — which admittedly would taste really gross with zombies in it.

[via blog.eu.playstation.com, siliconera.com]