By Chris Post
Fan anticipation has been high since independent developer Saber Interactive announced it was working on a game adaptation of World War Z.
The title was announced in December as a four-player cooperative game inspired by Paramount Pictures’ film. Featuring massive swarms of zombies who rush their living prey, World War Z is in production for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.
“World War Z is a name synonymous with heart-pounding fear and action, and we’re excited to finally capture that energy in a fast-paced and gruesome experience crafted specifically for modern consoles and PC,” said Saber Interactive CEO Matt Karch.
World War Z’s co-op campaign focuses on unique survivor stories and missions around the globe, including New York, Moscow and Jerusalem. Players will use traps, barriers and the environment strategically to stay alive while unleashing a storm of firepower with a variety of weapons on the unrelenting hordes of the undead.
“Saber has tons of experience working on high-quality games and they’ve done a great job capturing the massive, frantic hordes of ‘zekes’ that sets our franchise apart,” said Bil Bertini, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Licensing for Paramount Pictures. “They have created a fiercely original experience in the rich universe of World War Z that fans are sure to love.”
Fans were able to catch a glimpse of what the gameplay will look like thanks to a new trailer released in late May.
No official release date has been announced, but the game is expected to be available later in 2018.
For those who haven’t seen it yet, here is the reveal trailer: