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What is Dead Nation?

Jeff Rubenstein's Avatar + Posted by Jeff Rubenstein on Jun 18, 2010 // Sr. Social Media Manager

You first heard the title last year. You got a sneak peek when the live action promo was released last month. But what kind of game is Dead Nation, exactly? US Producer Damion Pinnock tells us about Housemarque‘s zombie-filled follow up to PSN smash hit Super Stardust HD.

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+ artform-fazeone on June 18th, 2010 at 7:08 am said:

Thanks Jeff.. for the up-to-date information… THE FAZEONES LOUNGE


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+ Bullet2thBluko on June 18th, 2010 at 7:10 am said:

This looks pretty fun, but really similar to Zombie Apocalypse. I hope Dead Nation can stand out enough to warrant a purchase from me.


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+ S-E-G on June 18th, 2010 at 7:17 am said:

rip off


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+ RogueRat on June 18th, 2010 at 7:20 am said:

Looks better than some top-down zombie games I’ve seen…


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+ mauaus on June 18th, 2010 at 7:20 am said:

Looks awesome!! ZOMBIES RULE!


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+ sNsKid on June 18th, 2010 at 7:25 am said:

That 1 video answered every question I had about the game. lol


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+ Anti-Steven on June 18th, 2010 at 7:28 am said:

The fact that Housemarque is doing this, is why I’m excited about this game.


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+ inexpectatus on June 18th, 2010 at 7:33 am said:

Looks good. I’ll be buying it. I can’t wait to co-op this with my brother.


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+ monterja on June 18th, 2010 at 7:35 am said:

it would be nice if Sony would ever fix this thing called a browser as i still cannot watch these video postings on the blog. if they have the technology to have 3D, then they should be able to do something about this problem. it’s only been since last october that this problem started.


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+ pgsdi on June 18th, 2010 at 7:36 am said:

1ST day purchase! Anything Zombie, I’m there…. w00T


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+ Pray4Prey on June 18th, 2010 at 7:39 am said:

I love the zombie genre, with that I just have 2 questions about this game:

1.) Will there be online multiplayer or local only?

2.) Is this an arena shooter like SmashTV or more stage driven like Zombies Ate My Neighbors and Left for Dead?

Thanks.


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+ Gustavo_B on June 18th, 2010 at 7:44 am said:

The game seems to be amazing!! 1st day purchase for me.
But I would like to know if it will be 3D ?
Great to have so much blood in estereoscopic!! LOL


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+ shad_86 on June 18th, 2010 at 7:44 am said:

This game reminds me resident evil outbreak (miss that game).

I need to wait and see more of this game to take a desicion if I’m in or not.


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+ ZAANOS on June 18th, 2010 at 7:46 am said:

@2 Your logic fails…what is it that drives you to type something like that. This game is by Housemarque creators of the amazing Super Stardust HD I have Burn Zombie Burn…that doesn’t mean I won’t be picking up Dead Nation.

One question…

Will it have Online Co-Op?


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+ KwietStorm on June 18th, 2010 at 7:57 am said:

REALLY wish this game wasn’t taking so long to come out. And no online co-op would be a deal breaker.


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+ Fluidshine on June 18th, 2010 at 7:58 am said:

This game looks really fun! And the visuals are amazing! This game ought to be amazing because Super Stardust HD was amazing haha


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+ DZORMAGEN on June 18th, 2010 at 8:05 am said:

This game looks EPIC!!!


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+ Berae on June 18th, 2010 at 8:07 am said:

getting it, been waiting for infos for a while


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+ Globox_82 on June 18th, 2010 at 8:10 am said:

day 1


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+ spunnups on June 18th, 2010 at 8:17 am said:

looks really good


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+ xXSPACECATAZXx on June 18th, 2010 at 8:26 am said:

Is the Co-Op Online or just local?


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+ Firelogic on June 18th, 2010 at 8:28 am said:

The whole idea of you representing your country and having a stat-tracker showing how many zombies each nation has killed and how far we’ve driven down the infection is pretty neat.


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+ biggbuckz on June 18th, 2010 at 8:30 am said:

Price is going to be key. This looks better than zombie apocolypse (one of my favorite psn games) with more zombies, more zombie variety, more weapons, bigger maps, better visuals/lighting. I tihnk I got ZA for $15 so I’m interested in how much this will be. Also, only 2-player? 4-player was key in ZA.


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+ krae_man on June 18th, 2010 at 8:37 am said:

Please fix the Video content update blog post. The blog wont load past the embeded video in IE(even in compatability mode).


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+ FJ1100_rider on June 18th, 2010 at 8:38 am said:

Come on Sony

can’t you post these videos in a ps3 compatible format so we can see them ?
it’s useless to post videos that aren’t able to be watched by the ps3 community and then expect us to search online for other sources that may have it in a compatible format .

this has gone on for nearly 4 years . isn’t it time to fix it ?


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+ tagout on June 18th, 2010 at 8:38 am said:

He’s a Cowboys fan. There’s no way I’m buying this game now!


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+ SarshelYam on June 18th, 2010 at 8:48 am said:

What is Dead Nation? With a title like that Jeff, you simply could have ended the blog with the following:

“…only the greatest arcade-style twin-stick zombie epic EVER!!”

And it would have been perfectly accurate. I’m having a hard time picking my digital game of the show with titles like this, Scott Pilrim, Shank, etc. Dead Nation is so damned good…I kept checking all the vehicle trunks, loved finishing off the undead with melee kills.


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+ StrykerIsland on June 18th, 2010 at 8:49 am said:

Looks outstanding, hope there’s as much of a story as possible. Will buy on day one either way though.


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+ GuitarrassDeAmor on June 18th, 2010 at 8:57 am said:

Cannot freaking wait!


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+ guitain on June 18th, 2010 at 8:57 am said:

I’m looking forward to blowing a lot of zombies to bloody bits and smithereens!


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+ CDubyahS on June 18th, 2010 at 9:00 am said:

sports jock looks like a dork with MLB cap and NFL tee mak up your mind


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+ Mosh_Pit on June 18th, 2010 at 9:28 am said:

IT is indeed a rip-off of burn zombie burn…


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+ Razorback on June 18th, 2010 at 9:41 am said:

I can’t wait for this game. I really like the different take on the online country/leader boards.


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+ Jeigh on June 18th, 2010 at 9:50 am said:

That’s pretty freakin’ cool. It’s kind of funny how some people are saying “enough zombie games” when just a few years ago they were begging for more. Ironically, I’m betting the reason there are so many is because of the constant begging and the length of a development cycle for new game development.


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+ JetSetFuture on June 18th, 2010 at 9:50 am said:

Looks great. Is it rendered in 1080p, like Super Stardust HD?


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+ ElektroDragon on June 18th, 2010 at 9:51 am said:

Wait, I can’t tell, is that guy a developer or a professional athlete?


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+ dojikyo on June 18th, 2010 at 9:52 am said:

Does the game have online coop and how many players?


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+ BigFreezy1975 on June 18th, 2010 at 9:54 am said:

Damn we gotta wait til FALL?? Ahh man I was looking for something to keep me occupied on the PSN front whilst I get this money together to have my Blu Ray drive fixed… guess Joe D you’re the it for now…. Hmm I even just blew the dust off of Housemarque’s last masterpiece.. Damn… ok Fall it is…. dam


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+ Jeigh on June 18th, 2010 at 9:55 am said:

Oh, but as for those asking whether or not it has online co-op, I think you already know the answer. If they DID have it, they be announcing it from the rooftops- it’d probably be the key selling point.

By the way, I own and have played Zombie Apocalypse: I was bored with it two hours in- it doesn’t even stand up to Burn Zombie Burn (an admittedly great game), so it sure as hell doesn’t stand up to this.


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+ Denuq on June 18th, 2010 at 10:28 am said:

cannot wait to play this, loved what seen so far


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+ Sgt_Bluej on June 18th, 2010 at 10:32 am said:

Looking great! Is there going to be online co-op? or is it just split-screen?


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+ Stoffinator on June 18th, 2010 at 10:48 am said:

Left4Dead Mini

All I want to know is, when can I get it? Looks awesome.


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+ thebadnews on June 18th, 2010 at 10:48 am said:

I’m probably going to but this even though I felt burnt by dead nation. Superstardust was way better than DN so I hope this lives up to that.

Online + Offline four player co-oop would be my most wanted feature.


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+ Airwalkinman17 on June 18th, 2010 at 10:59 am said:

Can’t wait. Easily my most anticipated PSN game this year.
The ability to play through the campaign with a buddy is a huge plus. Great job so far Housemarquee!


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+ Exypher on June 18th, 2010 at 11:11 am said:

You people calling this a ripoff of (insert invalid contender here) sure are [DELETED].

Do Burn Zombie Burn and Zombie Apocalypse have story-based, explorable 3D levels? No.

Are Burn Zombie Burn and Zombie Apocalypse just repetitive arena-based games with nothing else to do besides run in circles? Yes.

Is Dead Nation being developed by Housemarque, the genius developer behind the first truly masterful PSN game, Super Stardust HD? Yes.

Does Dead Nation put the competition to shame with vastly superior visuals? Dear god, yes.

Once again I have to facepalm at misinformed morons.

I only have one question as I can’t tell from these crap-quality video feeds. 60 fps?


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+ Exypher on June 18th, 2010 at 11:13 am said:

You people calling this a ripoff of (insert invalid contender here) sure are stupid.

Do Burn Zombie Burn and Zombie Apocalypse have story-based, explorable 3D levels? No.

Are Burn Zombie Burn and Zombie Apocalypse just repetitive arena-based games with nothing else to do besides run in circles? Yes.

Is Dead Nation being developed by Housemarque, the genius developer behind the first truly masterful PSN game, Super Stardust HD? Yes.

Does Dead Nation put the competition to shame with vastly superior visuals? Dear god, yes.

Once again I must facepalm at you people.

I only have one question as I can’t tell from these crap-quality video feeds. 60 fps? The buttery smooth gameplay in SSHD played a huge role in the overall experience.


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+ Atomika14 on June 18th, 2010 at 11:16 am said:

Looks awesome, sounds great… I want it!


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+ Rahabib on June 18th, 2010 at 12:13 pm said:

I still didn’t get the answer? is this like left 4 dead kill your way to a safe house or is this like all the other DL zombie titles where you just try to kill as many as you can wave after wave?

I guess I have to play super stardust or something because he didnt answer the question very well.


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+ Gitaroo on June 18th, 2010 at 1:03 pm said:

wish the release date is sooner. Been waiting since last year……..


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+ el_carnage4790 on June 18th, 2010 at 1:29 pm said:

will anyone make a first person shooter zombie game for the ps3?


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