Dawn of the Dead
If there’s on thing this year’s E3 has had no shortage of, it’s co-op shooters. From the newest title in the Rainbow Six series, Rainbow Six: Extraction to the next original IP from Arkane Studios, Redfall, it’s looking like there’ll be plenty of co-operative action to go around for the next year. One of the new shooters coming up is an updated edition of the popular 2019 movie tie-in game World War Z – World War Z: Aftermath.
Aftermath will include all of the content present in World War Z: Game Of The Year Edition, as well as brand-new story missions, game modes and updated tech to bring the zombie apocalypse into the ext generation. A new version of Sabre Interactive’s Swarm Engine will allow hundreds more zombies to be present at any time, as well as brand-new enemies like swarms of infected rats. The PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of the game will include Horde Mode XL, a game mode that pits you against endless waves of the undead. Horde Mode XL won’t be present in these versions initially, but will be added in a free update following launch.
In a bid to increase immersion, Aftermath has added a new first-person mode to the game. Along with this, you’ll be able to customize and upgrade your character through eight different classes – the Gunslinger, Hellraiser, Slasher, Medic, Fixer, Exterminator, Dronemaster, and Vanguard – as well as customizing your weapons to make your character truly your own.
World War Z: Aftermath will launch later this year on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S version coming in early 2022. While there won’t be a free upgrade for players who own the original World War Z as we’ve seen with other next-gen upgrades, these players will be able to purchase Aftermath at a discounted price.