City of the Dead hunts for publisher

Developer Kuju seeking a release for George Romero's zombie game after original publisher declares bankruptcy.

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After Canadian publisher Hip Interactive went under last month, developer Kuju Entertainment and interim receiver Ernst & Young Inc. were left holding onto the partly finished City of the Dead, a multiplatform game based on George Romero's series of zombie films. Apparently, both companies are aiming to keep the horror game alive and kicking, despite the current lack of publisher. "There have already been several interested parties in the game, the team and the technology," said Jonathan Newth of Kuju Entertainment.

City of the Dead is a first-person shooter set within the universe of the Night of the Living Dead films and includes all the undead gore for which those movies are so well known. Before Hip Interactive declared bankruptcy, City of the Dead was to be released for the PC, Xbox, and PlayStation 2 next February. For more, check out GameSpot's hands-on impressions from E3 2005.

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