Dead Block Bringing Undead Strategy to XBLA Next Week
Written Wednesday, June 29, 2011 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Zombie defence game, Dead Block will be coming to the Xbox Live Arcade in the first week of July, Digital Reality and developer Candygun Games have today announced, bringing humour-filled strategy and tactics, as you protect your territory from undead hordes transformed by the evil of rock 'n' roll music.
Set in 1950s America, Dead Block is a cartoon-style tactical defence game that will task you with building barricades to prevent the zombies from getting to you, while you can 'rock the dead' with a variety of quirky weapons and traps like the cardboard trap, the microwave trap and jets of cold air that freeze zombies so you can smash them into pieces.
“We’re a huge fan of zombies, but we’re even bigger fans of finding the most creative ways of disposing of the undead buggers,” said Balazs Horvath, Director of Publishing of Digital Reality. “Dead Block has been a dream project of ours, and we’re elated to finally unleash it upon the world.”
Playing as construction worker Jack Foster, meter maid Foxy Jones and greedy boy scout Mike Bacon, you'll band together to fight the undead, boarding up windows, setting traps, collecting items and power ups and slaughtering zombies with each character's 'smart bomb' move, an array of weapons or the awesome power of the electric guitar.
Dead Block will be bringing drop-in/drop-out co-op gameplay to the Xbox Live Arcade when it launches on July 6th for 800 Microsoft Points. Check out the 'Zombie Elimination' trailer below for a look at some of the traps and weapons on offer.