Digital Reality and developer Candygun Games have announced that their upcoming zombie defense game Dead Block will shamble onto Xbox Live Arcade on July 6th and onto PlayStation Network on July 20th. Dead Block is an engaging, campy, and humor-filled title that mixes zombie killing with tactical defense strategies.
From the Press Release:
Dead Block lets players defend their territory by discovering new weapons to strategically rock ‘n trap the invading zombie horde. Set in the U.S. during the idyllic 1950s, Dead Block takes players to a simpler time when a gallon of gas cost a few pennies, the “golden age” of cinema was in full swing, and that new (and apparently insanely evil) craze called rock ‘n roll swept the nation — and caused an apocalyptic musical plague to turn the deceased into the walking dead!
As one of three survivors of the shuffling zombie onslaught – Boy Scout Mike Bacon, construction worker Jack Foster, and no-nonsense meter maid Foxy Jones, each with their own unique “Smart Bomb” attack – players will fortify their area by boarding up windows and setting a variety of unique unlockable traps, collect items and power-ups, take on zombies one-on-many with a variety of upgradeable weapons, and even rock them to shreds with awesome guitar power!
“We’re a huge fan of zombies, but we’re even bigger fans of finding the most creative ways of disposing of the undead buggers,” said Balazs Horvath, Director of Publishing of Digital Reality. “Dead Block has been a dream project of ours, and we’re elated to finally unleash it upon the world.”
Team up with three of your buddies and drop-in/drop-out of play for the most addictive co-op zombie thrashing experience in Dead Block, launching for 800 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE Arcade on July 6, 2011, and $9.99 on PlayStation Network July 20, 2011.
Check out the characters and a “Zombie Elimination” trailer below. For more information visit the Dead Block website, follow the Dead Block characters on Twitter, subscribe to the Dead Block YouTube channel, and ‘Like’ Dead Block on Facebook.