100% real talk – Dead Nation was one of my favorite games on the PS3. I played it co-op with a buddy of mine in Maryland so many times that we platinumed the game and the DLC.
There have been rumors here and there of it coming to the PS Vita and PS4 for a while, but nothing concrete until now (at least for one of them). I am happy to announce that Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition will be coming to the PS4 on March 4th and it’ll be free for PlayStation Plus subscribers. If you never played this fantastic twin-stick shooter then now’s the time to see what all the fuss is about.
Check out the trailer after the jump and let me know what you guys think. I also posted all the cool deets on the added features to the Apocalypse Edition from the PlayStation Blog, so feel free to read at your leisure.
The Road to Devastation expansion is now included in the main game, giving you two extra game modes — Arcade and Endless — allowing you to test yourself against ever increasing odds. And with support for the official PlayStation companion app, all you completionists out there now have a second screen to monitor your game stats as you play.
One of the new features in Apocalypse Edition, which you may have spotted in the trailer, is Challenge mode; every time you finish a single level, you can now send your score over to a friend to try and beat. When playing a challenge you can see the avatar of the player who set the challenge, allowing you to race against them or scope out their high-scoring route. What’s that I hear you say? “What if your friends are no match for your zombie decapitating skills?” Well, how about you take on the challenge of any leaderboard entry, for any single level, made by any player?
My favorite new feature is Broadcast+ mode. In this mode, you can stream your game to the masses interactively, and your viewers can influence the difficulty of your game. Periodically all your viewers, whether they be on PS4 or a web browser, have the option to vote between a positive and negative effect that occurs in your game. There are a total of 30 different voting effects that can occur, ranging from spawning zombie packs to giving the player ammo, or even disabling the player’s ability to sprint. But don’t worry; as a player you can get back at the masses, because voters will appear in your game as named zombies for you to exact your revenge on.
Stay on the lookout for more Dead Nation news soon, including hints and tips and an update on the PS Vita version.
– Corey Stevenson aka “Geist01″