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.
we'll resogun was fun (if a little short) so I think I'll give this a go
OMG, I am fapping!!!!!
I am so downloading this as soon as it hits PSN!!
Didn't play it the first time around so I'm actually pretty excited to give this a go.
@ShogunRok It's a twin-stick shooter. Nothing special.
From the looks of it it reminds me of Smash TV but with zombies.
@Tasuki You got it. They also gave this game away for free after the anonymous hack so it's kind of a bum deal.
I got it free after the hacking incident...played it over and over again. I think dismissing it as just a twin stick shooter is selling it a little short. It won't rock your world but it has a lot of nice touches and does a good job of making feel like you're up against a zombie horde...and worse.
Does this game have local co-op?
Co-op in Dead Nation is 2 or 4 players?
This will be the only PS4 free for the month then? I'm personally dissapointed.
Dead Nation on PS3 is my favourite downloadable PSN game of all time! I would have been really happy to see the much sought after sequel instead of this rehash for PS4. Having said that, it's possible that Housemarque are building up demand for a possible sequel by releasing this first. One can only hope eh?
@ztpayne7 @artemisthemp it has local and online coop for 2 players. Both players each control a character on the screen but because they're both on the same screen they can't go too far from one another. The game is the same whether you play locally or online, the only difference is that online can sometimes be a little bit laggy but I've only noticed that to be a problem if your partner is on the other side of the world.
I own the original Dead Nation, Glad this is free, didnt want another game with just a fresher paint of coat
Smart looking forwards to it the add mode's look smart too.
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