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All Articles: State of Decay
Steel thy Shovel, gentle knave, for Shovel Knight is now available to download on the Xbox One. Yacht Club’s retro-inspired platformer will also include an appearance by the long-lost Battletoads, who will challenge Shovel Knight in a special boss battle hidden somewhere on the game’s map. And here’s something else you’ll dig… the game will receive a free expansion, Plague of Shadows, in the coming weeks, as well as two more updates before the end of the year.
Also available for the Xbox One this week is State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition, an updated and enhanced version of Undead Labs’ zombie survival simulation. In addition to a fancy new graphical presentation, the package also includes both of the game’s downloadable expansions.
One last Xbox One release this week is Project Root, a shoot ’em up developed by OPQAM.
Finally, Ubisoft has added a video game adaptation of Risk on the Xbox 360 side of the Xbox Games Store. Players will be able to use the 2010 rules as they attempt to crush their opponents in the game of “Global Domination.”
More information about all of these new releases can be found after the break. (more…)
Welcome to another week of new video game releases. The game publishers have supplied us a gaggle of eclectic titles to close out the month of April. Let’s look closer…
- State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition brings Undead Labs’ zombie game to the Xbox One with enhanced graphics and both downloadable expansions.
- Omega Quintet is a PS4 RPG that puts the fate of the world in the hands of a girl group who has learned to weaponize their singing.
- A boxed edition of Broken Age completes the story of Double Fine’s point-and-click adventure game.
- El Presidente reigns supreme on the PS4 in Tropico 5.
- The Golf Club: Collector’s Edition packages a golf simulation that has been available as a downloadable game since last year for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
- Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown is another turn-based strategy game set in the Shadowrun universe for the PC.
- The Weaponographist is a top-down roguelike for the PC that drops an adventurer into an arena full of monsters and the weapons to defeat them.
- Finally, Dungeons II is an evil overlord simulator for the PC where players must conquer the world as “The Dungeon Lord.”
That’s it for this week’s look at gaming’s new retail releases, but we’re sure to get several new downloadable titles on the PlayStation Store, the Xbox Games Store, the Nintendo eShop, and Steam later this week.
Microsoft will bring more than half-a-dozen games, including many of this Fall’s most anticipated Xbox One releases, to this year’s PAX East expo.
Playable demos of Halo 5: Guardians, Fable Legends, and Battlefield Hardline will feature prominently in Microsoft’s booth (#5044) alongside smaller titles like Ori and the Blind Forest, Pneuma: Breath of Life, and Swordy. Evolve, which was released last week, and ScreamRide, which will launch a few days before the expo opens, will also be playable on the show floor. Finally, Mirosoft will host a playable demo of State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition, which will have a larger presence at the Undead Labs booth (#3092).
The 2015 PAX East expo will open its doors on Friday, March 6 and will run through Sunday, March 8. More information on all of the games that will be included in Microsoft’s booth can be found after the break (and at the Xbox Wire). (more…)
Undead Labs was gearing up to announce the final release date for State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition at this weekend’s PAX South convention. But it looks Xbox Wire has stolen their thunder as Microsoft’s official Xbox blog spilled the beans a few days early.
According to Xbox Wire, State of Decay’s Year-One Survival Edition will released on April 28 for the PC and Xbox One. This updated version will add a nice 1080p sheen to the graphics with new textures and lighting effects. Other additions planned for the Year-One Survival Edition include new weapons, new vehicles, and new characters. Both expansion packs, Breakdown and Lifeline, will be included as well.
If you’ve already purchased State of Decay on the Xbox 360, Microsoft wants to make it worth your while to upgrade to the Year-One Survival Edition. All returning Xbox 360 players will receive a new playable character, Gurubani, a “sword-wielding Indian-American badass,” and a 33% discount off the game’s $29.99 price tag. Returning PC players will also get Gurubani and Undead Labs expects to announce a similar discount offer soon.
Undead Labs will set up shop at Booth 1059 in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center for this weekend’s PAX South and they have plenty of giveaways planned as well as playable demo stations for State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition.
Undead Labs has revealed (via their Facebook page) that a release date for State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition will be announced during this year’s PAX South. State of Decay’s Year One Survival Edition is in development for the Xbox One as well as the PC and will be downloadable and through the Xbox Games Store/Steam and as a physical disc release.
The developer is also promising to reveal “answers to at least some of your questions” about the enhanced re-release of their popular zombie game during the show, which will be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. The good news is that we won’t have to wait long as the expo kicks off in just two weeks (January 23-25).
Undead Labs has announced plans to release the first downloadable expansion for State of Decay, “Breakdown,” on November 29. According to Sanya Weathers, Undead’s Director of Community, “Breakdown” will include…
- Less story, more survival.
- Long-term survival.
- More difficulty.
- New achievements, survivors, and weapons.
The add-on has been priced at $6.99 and will be available on the PC (through Steam) and the Xbox Live Game Store. Undead Labs will also release the “Title Update 4” patch, which will fix a variety of bugs and include a new loot distribution system, on the same day.
OK, show of hands: who loves throwing controllers? Well, controller-throwing friends, you’ll be happy to hear that the upcoming downloadable content for Xbox Live Arcade zombiefest State of Decay will make you want to purchase an insurance policy on your hardware. State of Decay: Breakdown will ramp up the difficulty, dramatically changing the game as you play. In the update, as you play through the game, the zombies get tougher, you get weaker, and supplies become more scarce, making it feel like a true fight for survival. But based on the developers’ comments, it seems to go beyond challenging. It’s almost sadistic. And I’m sure I’ll love every minute of it.
No release date was given for State of Decay: Breakdown, so stay tuned to Warp Zoned for more info as it becomes available.
Undead Labs’ open-world zombie game, State of Decay, is now available to download from the Xbox Live Arcade. In addition to blasting away at the zombie hordes, players will also have to fortify a base and scavenge for food:
The end is here. Life as you knew it has gone to hell after the mother of all zombie outbreaks. Now you and the few scattered survivors must band together to survive and rebuild in a third-person action game set in a dynamic open world. You choose where to make your stand, designing and fortifying your home base, performing daring raids for food and ammunition, and rescuing other playable survivors with unique talents.
State of Decay has been priced at 1600 Microsoft Points ($20).