Brains and bullets

As already heavily rumoured, Housemarque is reloading undead-‘em-up Dead Nation for the PlayStation 4. Dubbed the ‘Apocalypse Edition’, the re-release will boast a number of improvements over the original PlayStation 3 version, including enhanced broadcasting capabilities and an extra layer of visual sheen.

The graphical tweaks will see improved textures, rendering, and new effects added to the game – all of which will run in crystal clear 1080p, of course. It will also launch with the ‘Road to Devastation’ expansion pack available as standard, providing you with access to two new arcade inspired gameplay modes, allowing you to test yourself against increasingly unfair odds.

However, the developer’s not stopping there. A nifty Challenge mode will allow you to compare your performance to friends and family, upping the ante in each individual stage. And if that’s not social enough, then a nifty streaming feature will allow onlookers to impact the difficulty of your game – and will see viewers appear as named zombies as you play.

The title will set you back $14.99 from the PlayStation Store, but it will be available for free with PlayStation Plus starting next week. Oh, and there’ll be a smartphone app that you can download, allowing you to keep track of all of your stats. Sound good? Check out the debut trailer in the space below, and pepper us with your thoughts in the comments section.