Konami’s announced the official release date for their downloadable zombie slaughterfest, Zombie Apocalypse. Anyone with a hankering for killing hordes of the walking dead will want to mark September 23rd and 24th down on their calendars. Xbox 360 owners will be able to download the title one day earlier than their PS3-owning brethren for some reason.
Konami describes the game like this:
Equipped with ample artillery, players’ dual analog stick shooting skills will be put to the test in the thrilling arcade style shooter. As gamers set forth on their mission to conquer zombies, they can choose from up to 11 diverse weapons including assault rifles, flamethrowers and teddy bears filled with C4 explosives. A chainsaw is also available to players who want an up close and personal encounter with the roaming dead. Savvy players can also take advantage of their surroundings as they utilize environmental hazards to destroy massive hordes of zombies.
When I last saw the game, it looked a lot like Smash TV with zombies. Since I happen to love Smash TV, this got me very excited.
The game boasts seven environments and tasks the player with staying alive for 55 days. If this goal is accomplished, seven new game modes open up. Players who don’t want to face zombie Armageddon alone will be happy to know that the game allows for co-op both online and locally. Up to four players can team up to beat down the shambling undead.
Konami tells us the game will retail for 800 Microsoft points and $9.99 on the PS3.
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