Zombie Apocalypse descending onto XBLA, PSN

Thanks to a string of games hell-bent on seeing brain eaters to a late grave, 2009 is shaping up to be a pretty lousy year for zombie-kind. Four months into the year, Capcom has delivered Resident Evil 5, Sega has dropped House of the Dead: Overkill, Kuju ignited Burn Zombie Burn, and even...

Thanks to a string of games hell-bent on seeing brain eaters to a late grave, 2009 is shaping up to be a pretty lousy year for zombie-kind. Four months into the year, Capcom has delivered Resident Evil 5, Sega has dropped House of the Dead: Overkill, Kuju ignited Burn Zombie Burn, and even Activision got into the zombie-thrashing game with downloadable content for Call of Duty: World at War.

Today, Konami announced that it, too, has it out for congealed zombie blood in the form of Zombie Apocalypse for Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network. Following well-trodden genre archetypes, Zombie Apocalypse sees players fending off zombie hordes as part of a small contingent of human survivors. It is expected to arrive for the online platforms this spring.

The arcade shooter has players attempting to stay alive for 55 in-game days, using 11 different weapons. Weapon types include traditional fare such as rifles and flamethrowers, and Konami promises a little spice by way of chainsaws and C4-filled teddy bears. Zombie Apocalypse accommodates play for up to four players locally or online. Pricing information has not yet been revealed.

[UPDATE] As it would turn out, Zombie Apocalypse isn't the only downloadable game Konami is prepping for Xbox Live and the PSN. Later in the day, the publisher also took the lid off Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment, a prequel to the original strategy role-playing game that made its debut on Sony's PlayStation in 1997.

As detailed by Konami, Flames of Judgment fleshes out the backstory of the continent of Sostegaria, and follows primary protagonist Tobias Martin. Konami did not detail Flames of Judgment's gameplay, but it did say that the strategy RPG will offer redesigned combat mechanics.

Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment is expected to debut on the Xbox 360 in August, with the PSN release expected to follow in September.

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meateater79
meateater79

This does look a lot like Hunter: Reckoning. Hopefully it'll be just as fun. And yes, they should bring Zombies Ate My Neighbors to XBLA.

Heffe2020
Heffe2020

I'm lovin all the new zombie games that are coming out, keep em comin.

slipknot86_1
slipknot86_1

A guest appearance from Left 4 Dead - Louis! Well at least it looks exactly like him. Should be a fun arcade game.

Wolfie600
Wolfie600

Un4givingasault i think Madden games are getting overplayed and music games like guitar hero,Shooters... Dude Zombie games is almost like a genre now and there is alot of people who love Zombies and the setting so no its not getting old at all.As long as the games that they do make have awesome weapons and a good story im good to . Im getting this when it comes out 100% sure

Un4givingAsault
Un4givingAsault

August Burns Red is sick TomBurnsRed. but anyway i think the zombie thing is getting a bit overplayed right now

TomBurnsRed
TomBurnsRed

Ive never herd of the other game but the Zombie one looks and sounds really good. I think I might get it because its online as well as offline.

darkdemonlord69
darkdemonlord69

Actually thought the W@W people had a great idea with the Nazi Mode. It's nothing more than bragging rights with your peers to see who can get to the highest level. But it also gives you a way to hone your Headshot count . With fast and slow moving object's. And it's a different ball game, when you have to use your head to figure out the best way to spend your points. To make it to the next round.

Jking98
Jking98

Yeah I seen the Nazi Zombies, and I thought that was stupidest thing I ever saw.

gamerkiduri
gamerkiduri

I LUV ZOMBIE AND ALIEN GAMES!!!but i hated nazi mode

joelgargan
joelgargan

@GR1MNIR I loved Hunter: The Reckoning aswell. This looks A'ight, nothing to get excited about.

GR1MNIR
GR1MNIR

Looks decent. I can never get enough of fending off the zombie hordes. Plus it looks like a "Hunter: The Reckoning" type of game....and that game was awesome!

Alex_09
Alex_09

Well Im buying left 4 dead soon, and since I own dead rising and WaW, I think I will be set for zombie games. Although World at War's mini game isn't much, it still is fun.

Katmando4Life
Katmando4Life

Zombie Apocalypse looks good, and I do agree that it smacks of Hunter: The Reckoning. I am also looking forward to the Vandal Hearts game. I played one of them for the Playstation, and though it was like a beginner's strategy game, it was enjoyable.

PS2Dude89
PS2Dude89

Zombie Apocalypse sounds pretty awesome. I'll be looking into that game.

caketoo
caketoo

Another zombie game, I didnt think an idea could be overplayed more than ww2 was but here we are

Guljigit92
Guljigit92

Sadly I prefer the company of Nazi Zombies

Riscarte
Riscarte

Did any of you ever play Hunter the Reckoning... fun multiplatform game... but this looks like an exact knockoff of that (camera angle and all). Anyone agree???

great_rulo
great_rulo

Both sound pretty good, just hope it's not another Left4dead in terms of what was expected from it.

LtReviews
LtReviews

Is this a good move, considering we already have the zombie-jewel that is Left 4 Dead? I'm hoping that new content for left 4 dead is coming out soon..

Project_25zero1
Project_25zero1

Hey! Konami! How about releasing the one zombie game that I REALLLLY wanna play (again)?! How about giving us some Zombies Ate My Neighbors?! It would be a perfect fit for XBLA/PSN!

AndyMN
AndyMN

zombies just = fun

jazilla
jazilla

yay! zombie games are hitting a saturation point! go outside and grow some creativity devs.

otanikun
otanikun

Is it zombie year or what? I love zombies as much as the next person but seriously?

Xxgood-timesXx
Xxgood-timesXx

l4d needs some new content, what i want dead rising 2

ThAdEa82
ThAdEa82

Zombie Apocalypse = 3rd person left for dead...and they used the same images of the first 2 characters

da_chub
da_chub

Nothing compares to Left 4 Dead

SnuffDaddyNZ
SnuffDaddyNZ

At first, Zombie Apocalypse SOUNDS like Dead Rising.....until you see the screenshot and then you are like "Hey, that looks a bit like the game EXPENDABLE from '98". I think it looks like something I'd LOVE to play. I wanna see more games like this, or any kind of party game where 4 players can be on-screen at once. The Hasbro thing is a step in the right direction, but the games available are lame atm.

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

Zombie Apocalypse and Vandal Hearts? Super awesome news.

ej1041
ej1041

Oh come on dahui58!! we all know that will never happen..

viewtiful_jay
viewtiful_jay

Cool, I'm looking forward to Zombie Apocalypse. Though I have a feeling if Burn Zombie Burn was $10, this will be at least $15.

dahui58
dahui58

Konami on XBL, this could mean MGS will come to the 360

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Some excellent looking games coming our way for HD console owners.

mamodoking
mamodoking

Yes!! Another Vandal Hearts game. Thought this series was dead. Glad to see it's not.

frogiggy323
frogiggy323

I wonder if its a cross between Left 4 Dead and Dead Rising. Whatever the case, definetly gonna be looking into this.

KyoValdez
KyoValdez

Hey! what happen to the rating system?

johanlee
johanlee

yay vandal hearts, awesome !

hassy94
hassy94

This is literally the biggest rip-off of left 4 dead I have ever seen. It's the same thing but from a different perspective.

spidey223
spidey223

vandal hearts!!! very cool! i miss that ol' game.

3D3
3D3

Burn Zombie Burn...

gazza_gamerNZ
gazza_gamerNZ

Awesome a new Vandal Hearts, I loved the first one.

Merl57
Merl57

its actually named zombie apocolypse?