Some Serious Zombie Games Coming Our Way

As we have reported about here so many months ago, it seems movement is progressing nicely on The City of the Dead along with another game for the PSP called Infection which has a really cool feature where you can ‘infect’ people in multi-player mode. I know this is just more money that Romero is going to get from me, but if it promises to be cool, then I have to check it out. Check out all the details inside.
From some guy who emailed us named Lance Jr:

City of the Dead, is a video game based on George A. Romero’s famous universe of zombies and mayhem. The title is currently in development at Kuju Entertainment for PlayStation 2, Xbox, and PC, and expected for spring 2006.

Also revealed today that Tom Savini, star of From Dusk Till Dawn and known horror makeup artist, will lend his voice and likeness to City of the Dead. Savini will play William Red McLean, a battle-worn ex-cop who initially lends support to the player, but will eventually be a playable character himself.

City of the Dead begins as four desperate survivors escape a ravaged zombie infested city by helicopter. After making it to the remote island of Isla Mortal, an accident destroys their only means of escape. Unbeknown to them the island is home to a top secret military installation, overrun by the walking dead. Armed with an arsenal of traditional and futuristic weaponry, players must battle the living dead in series of abandoned locales.

Along with the single-player story, the game will offer split-screen co-op missions, a party mode (dead man’s party mode?), and four-player online play. In multiplayer, you’ll get to choose whether to bash heads as a human or a zombie.

On a another note, another zombie game will be released later this year for the PSP called ‘Infected’. The following information is from Gamespot.com

Infected sees players experiencing a not-so-jolly holiday season in New York City. In a story reminiscent of Danny Boyle’s zombie flick 28 Days Later (though with Planet Moon’s reputation for gratuitous comic relief, it may be more like Shaun of the Dead), a strange virus has made its way to the populace, turning citizens into infected hosts with violent dispositions. The game’s hero, rookie NYPD Officer Stevens, finds he is one of the lucky ones: His blood makes him immune to the virus.

With the help of one Dr. Schaeffer, the two create a viral gun that fills bullet casings with Stevens’ blood. Dual-wielding these bioweapons, Stevens takes to the streets, leaving exploding Infected in his wake.

In addition to the single-player campaign, another aspect of the title is the multiplayer mode. After creating a unique avatar, players will be able to battle it out using the PSP’s integrated wireless functionality. When a player is victorious, his or her avatar infects the loser’s handheld, and the virus can be spread even further as the loser plays and defeats other opponents.

Infected will certainly be ‘socially communicable’ in that victorious players can wirelessly invade their opponents’ PSP systems and spread their unique virus, literally, around the world, said Ken Gold, vice president of marketing for Majesco. This type of compelling gameplay is further enhanced by allowing players to check their ranking against other players, as well as see just how far their virus has spread.

 
Source: Lance Jr.