Undead Nazi shooter Zombie Army Trilogy has called up the cast of Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2.
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How many slow motion headshots does it take before the novelty wears off? The answer, as the Sniper Elite series has proved, is "a lot". Zombie Army Trilogy, a compilation of wartime horror spin-offs from the Sniper Elite series, tests that theory to its absolute limit.
There's not much point wasting word count on setting up the premise, since its right there in the title. There's an army of zombies - Nazi Zombies, naturally - and you've got to put them down. The best way to do that is, per movie lore, to shoot them in the head. Luckily, snipers are very good at shooting things in the head, and thus the battle is joined: shambling Reich ghouls versus hundreds of bullets fired at high velocity right into their squishy rotting nationalist skulls.
There is a story of sorts, spanning all three entries in the Zombie Army franchise, presented here as "episodes". The game suggests an alternate history where Hitler's last act from that fateful bunker is to unleash an undead hellstorm, which swiftly sweeps Germany. As such, you're playing not as a beefy American soldier, but Germans, looking to rid the Fatherland of the zombie epidemic.
Imagine you are the security guard on the front desk at the Los Angeles Hall of Records in LA Noire. When two guys turn up claiming to be LAPD detectives, don't show you ID, then demand to get up to the chandelier, of course you are going to help them. What's the worst that could happen to the Hall of Records' giant, fragile light fitting?
Rebellion's undead shooter Zombie Army Trilogy launches on 6th March 2015.
That's for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game is available to download, but the console versions also see a physical release, marking Rebellion's first foray into the murky world of retail publishing.
Zombie Army Trilogy is a remastered collection that includes Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army 1 and 2, plus the previously unreleased Zombie Army 3.
Undead shooter spin-off Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army will be released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for the first time via a new remastered edition.
The game will arrive via a new Zombie Army Trilogy pack - a souped-up bundle containing Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army 1 and 2, plus the previously unreleased Zombie Army 3.
Also due to launch on PC, the 1080p package will arrive "in early 2015", British developer Rebellion has announced.