Human Element is Robotoki's Own Zombie Apocalypse
Written Friday, June 01, 2012 By Richard Walker
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Having departed Infinity Ward back in March, today Rob Bowling has revealed his new studio Robotoki's first game. It's called 'Human Element' and will be a zombie title that casts you in the role of a customised character from one of three pre-defined classes. The core objective in the game will be centred around that of survival.

“Their greatest strength is the fear that [zombies] instil in us, the survivors, that unreasonable fear. Unreasonable fear that leads us to do unreasonable things to survive," Bowling told Game Informer,

Human Element's character creation enables you to choose from either the Action, Intelligence, and Stealth classes, with three different scenarios that'll define their identity. You can opt to spend your zombie apocalypse in one of the following three ways: Survive Alone, Survive with a Partner, and Survive with a Young Child.

“How you choose to start in the world will determine how you can engage and impacts the scenarios you will be presented with on a physical and morality level,” Bowling added.

Human Element is scheduled to launch sometime in 2015 on "next-generation consoles", so you'll be in for a bit of a wait.


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Comment #1 by Chaosflare
Friday, June 01, 2012 @ 03:17:47 PM
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Makes for a rather badass movie poster.

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Comment #2 by Akatsuki Sensor
Friday, June 01, 2012 @ 03:20:12 PM
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Lone survivor :)

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Comment #3 by qpRELENTLESSqp
Friday, June 01, 2012 @ 03:20:37 PM
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another zombie game...? yawn

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Comment #4 by CRA166 T
Friday, June 01, 2012 @ 03:32:14 PM
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could be promising.

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Comment #5 by Dr Damien G
Friday, June 01, 2012 @ 03:38:44 PM
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I dont understand zombie hatred. I'll always be a zombie fanboy. This looks good...considering its just a picture meant for a 3 year hype.

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Comment #6 by CMCX360
Friday, June 01, 2012 @ 03:41:36 PM
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2015? I will forget about it by then.

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Comment #7 by big daddy dr3y
Friday, June 01, 2012 @ 03:43:50 PM
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looks good already

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Comment #8 by DeadMan634
Friday, June 01, 2012 @ 03:44:35 PM
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I don't know why people are dissing zombie games.. I think Robert B. knew that the Call of Duty series was falling in the dumps cause it's being rinsed and repeated so he decided to leave IW (on topic) I can't wait to see more of this.. :) love zombie games.

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Comment #9 by RoseSymphony
Friday, June 01, 2012 @ 03:57:27 PM
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Finally, a zombie game centered around survival, a much more realistic (in comparison, of course) theme in the event of a true zombie apocalypse than just "kill everything".

Hopefully this game is good, because I am looking forward to it.

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Comment #10 by packers4life12
Friday, June 01, 2012 @ 04:08:57 PM
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2015?? To!

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Comment #11 by ATOMICKILA3000
Friday, June 01, 2012 @ 04:27:39 PM
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Sounds pretty cool. I'll definitely be keeping an eye on this.

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Comment #12 by voidreaper21
Friday, June 01, 2012 @ 04:37:03 PM
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am i the only one whos getting deja vu here (not being sarcastic acctually got it)

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Comment #13 by XxStuartxX 1990
Friday, June 01, 2012 @ 04:40:07 PM
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Zombies will still be relavent in 2015?

Come on people, talk about beating a dead horse.

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Comment #14 by andami
Friday, June 01, 2012 @ 04:48:52 PM
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You might be thinking of class3, which was announced a few years back.

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Comment #15 by Lord Montymort
Friday, June 01, 2012 @ 05:14:22 PM
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Hmm, if this can do for Zombie games, what The Walking Dead has done for Zombie Movies/TV shows, then it's an instant buy, if it ends up been a load of empty promises like Dead Island was and's just a generic Zombie shooter then I'll pass.

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Comment #16 by ademlakey
Friday, June 01, 2012 @ 05:28:38 PM
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Sounds like the walking dead...

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Comment #17 by gearsofmetroid
Friday, June 01, 2012 @ 06:45:08 PM
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Sounds interesting, 1 to watch?

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Comment #18 by eternal123
Friday, June 01, 2012 @ 09:21:31 PM
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2015 wow thats a good wait i cant wait to see the next gen consoles so lets see here 2015+ zombie survival game =ill bee keeping an eye out on this game

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Comment #19 by crunchb3rry
Friday, June 01, 2012 @ 11:44:13 PM
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Cool idea, giving you three very different paths. Certainly better than Walking Dead, where you just choose option B if the last time you picked option A.

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Comment #20 by Buckdawg
Saturday, June 02, 2012 @ 06:55:04 AM
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@13 You mean "undead" horse.

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Comment #21 by DaChiefOfOwnage
Saturday, June 02, 2012 @ 07:51:59 AM
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Survive Alone for me...

Forever Alone.

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Comment #22 by Arenazombie
Saturday, June 02, 2012 @ 07:17:00 PM
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Wonder how you could benefit in game from surviving with a child.
I have no opinion of this yet. Too few information to be hyped for it.
Will probably forget about this game until some real infos show up, then its still soon enough to get excited.

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Comment #23 by DeadlySinz86
Sunday, June 03, 2012 @ 11:56:06 AM
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OMG!! It doesn't have CoD in the name! This FPS will suck!! /RAGERAGERAGE11!!!11

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Comment #24 by Yockdog
Sunday, June 03, 2012 @ 12:33:49 PM
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Does anyone else see the irony here? RB leaves Infinity Ward to work on a game that features his rival studio's calling card...ZOMBIES!!!!

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Comment #25 by Slayinfool
Sunday, June 03, 2012 @ 01:40:56 PM
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Had me at zombies!!

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Comment #26 by PSYCHOxCHIBI
Sunday, June 03, 2012 @ 05:14:30 PM
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I'm at least interested. I actually like the mechanic of surviving a zombocalypse with a child in-tow after playing it in The Walking Dead game. So i'll definetly give my first run-through of the game as me and the kid. The challenge of trying your best to keep the both of you alive (as long as it isn't one gaint escort mission), the fear of failing someone who odds are has complete faith in you, and the added tension and drama to each decision you make sounds like Grade-A entertainment to me! Though none of that is promised i'd say this dev will know stuff like it is needed to set their zombie survival game a part from the rest.

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