While it’s a little late to the party, there is a new game based on World War Z in the works. From what we can tell, this game seems to be based on the book or the general property rather than the World War Z film. That’s probably for the best given that the film made some pretty serious departures from the original content. It also wasn’t very good.
This adaptation of World War Z will be helmed by Saber Interactive, the team behind Quake Champions and TimeShift. It’s described as a four-player co-op action game (no word on whether four players will be required) that requires players to navigate a series of major locations across the globe and escape the zombie hordes.
Escape seems to be the word of the day here. As it stands, it seems like this game will emphasize survival and evasion through things like traps and utilizing environmental elements to your advantage. This doesn’t seem to be exactly like a Left 4 Dead type experience where you just blast through hordes with your other survivors. Instead, there appears to be more of an emphasis on pure horror and strategy.
Of course, that’s all a bit speculative at this early point considering that we really haven’t seen actual footage from the game. However, Saber Interactive did state that the missions themselves will heavily emphasize the “unique survivor stories” of your companions and that there will be action set-pieces here and there. So while it walks like Left 4 Dead, and talks like Left 4 Dead, we’re going to guess that this game will find ways to distinguish itself from that legendary franchise.
Here’s everything else we know about the game:
World War Z Release Date
World War Z will be released on April 16 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC via the Epic Game store (there will be no Steam release at launch). The game is available for pre-order now and those who do pre-order the game will receive the Lobo Weapon Pack, which includes golden skins for three weapons and more.
World War Z Trailers
The latest World War Z trailer gives us a rundown of the gameplay, plus tons of zombies. Here it is:
This next trailer reveals that Tokyo did not survive the zombie apocalypse. Take a look:
This trailer is all about multiplayer, as two teams face off while also trying to fight off a horde of flesh-eating zombies! Check out the carnage below:
Here are all the other trailers that have dropped so far:
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