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Alien Zombie Mega Death Hits PS3 on June 21st

Michael Michael's Avatar + Posted by Michael Michael on Jun 20, 2011 // Art & Design - PomPom Games

Tis a joyous time. Summer is here. The birds are singing. The Bees are buzzing. Flowers flowering. However… we don’t care about that nonsense. Oh no. What we say is: Draw your curtains. Turn on your PS3. Grab a pair of super friction thumb protectors… and a spare joypad… or four. Make sure you have $8 in your PlayStation Store wallet come June 21st and prepare yourself for one of the most ridiculously intense shoot-em-ups ever… or at least since PomPom made their last PlayStation game.

But first, a dash of history. Last year PomPom made Alien Zombie Death on PSP minis. Heralded as “pacy, mean-spirited, and delightful” by EDGE magazine, it was a simple, extremely focused platform shooter. We loved making it. Anybody with the required skill set loved playing it. Those who didn’t clearly play too much backgammon.

Now, on PS3, we have the official sequel to Alien Zombie Death! We’ve taken the original game, pulled out a big jar of MEGA, and gratuitously poured it all over. The result? Alien Zombie Mega Death!

Alien Zombie Mega Death for PS3 (PSN)

List of loveliness:

  • Levels? … 70 of them!
  • It’s a platform game, with a lot of shooting and explode-y stuff… and we mean, A LOT!
  • Multiplayer? … Oh yes!
  • Game types? … Survival levels. One-shot levels. Decoy pods. Jetpacks. Bomb disposal. Space baby rescue.
  • Beasties? … A whole menagerie of cute yet ugly little blighters to feed with laser death!
  • Fancy a new space suit? Plain white doesn’t do it for you? We have a catalogue of snazzy threads available as well as some fancy suits tucked away, waiting to be unlocked.
  • A medal award system with over 280 unique medals to earn spread over all the levels.
  • Weapon power-ups, for those sticky moments.
  • Online leaderboards.
  • Guaranteed thumb blisters.
  • All wrapped up in our Super PomTech Mega X Engine of Doom.

And finally, It’s made by proper, salt of the earth, independent game developers. In other words, just two dudes sitting in dark caves somewhere in the UK. All by ourselves. No help from no one… apart from a sound engineer we keep locked in the shed.

Buy it! Its cheap! It’s mad! It’ll make your fingers fall off.

Peace.

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+ ERC1980 on June 20th, 2011 at 9:07 am said:

looks fun!

trophy support included or not mike?


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+ KidCommando on June 20th, 2011 at 9:19 am said:

Im trying to figure out who has it worse. You two in the dark caves, or the dude locked in the shed! :)

Looks like a lot of game for $8.

You mentioned multiplayer and online leaderboards…..is there online multiplayer?

Good luck with the game!


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+ Hogwild333 on June 20th, 2011 at 9:22 am said:

How many players are supported in multiplayer? I saw two in the video but I’m hoping for more.


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+ Deathspear666 on June 20th, 2011 at 9:47 am said:

Nice…


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+ StackedPancakes on June 20th, 2011 at 9:48 am said:

The previews music seemed more exciting than the product, but just as repetitive. Every level looked the same.


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+ MarioTBK on June 20th, 2011 at 9:50 am said:

I have a question.

What happened to the two publishes per week schedule that was supposed to be happening on the Playstation Store. Last Friday I don’t think anything new came out. I’m waiting for Sonic 3 and the Dirt 3 demo, among other things.


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on June 20th, 2011 at 11:35 am said:

    We ended up pushing out most of the backlog in a mega publish a while back. We’re back to Tuesdays, as per normal.


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+ whitwhit on June 20th, 2011 at 9:51 am said:

I’m sold on this game!


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+ Rooskie007 on June 20th, 2011 at 9:55 am said:

Ya know what this needs…. 3D!!. Looks like good fun.


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+ k1ngsnak3 on June 20th, 2011 at 10:07 am said:

Looks like a button masher’s paradise!


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+ Mobius2525 on June 20th, 2011 at 10:18 am said:

…….I just don’t know about getting this game?!?……To hell with it once it has Zombie in it’s Title It’s Worth Getting.:)


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+ datoupee on June 20th, 2011 at 10:27 am said:

WHOO HOO !!!

I have been playing the Mini version of this game on my PSP for MANY hours and am so close to beating all of the planets at while acheiving the max goals. (I have 2 left to fully complete.) This game is an absolute blast. THANK YOU FOR MAKING IT AVAILABLE ON PS3 !!!

It is such an addictive game. One of the few out there that has an old school arcade feel to it. I can not recommend this game highly enough to everyone. You will have my $8 tomorrow fellas.


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+ duke301 on June 20th, 2011 at 10:35 am said:

Never heard of it before, but this looks incredibly cool. $8 sounds like a great price, sold!


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+ devilmosh on June 20th, 2011 at 10:41 am said:

Looks really fun!


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+ cywulf21 on June 20th, 2011 at 10:48 am said:

Alien Zombie Death is one of the best minis in that category, this version looks pretty good too. Good luck, ill probably pick it up too.


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+ plaztiksyke on June 20th, 2011 at 11:24 am said:

loved Astro Tripper, and this looks fun as well. can’t tell too well from the YouTube video, but what’s the native rendering resolution? the screenshot is 360p(!), which is obviously unacceptable for a native PS3 game.

also, will we be hearing losslessly-compressed audio assets?

I’m totally down with awesome PSP games coming to PS3, but if they don’t take advantage of the console’s features (1080p, MSAA, HD audio), the value proposition can be quite dubious. (Those Metal Gear and God of War collection screenshots look *awful*, for instance.)

any model, lighting, shader, and/or texture upgrades to make this more compelling versus the PSP version?

thanks!


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+ Michael Michael on June 20th, 2011 at 11:30 am said:

Hello all

Answers to some questions in no particular order:

Yes, there is online multiplayer.

Its 2 players.

yes, button mashing is rife.

Its a proper PS3 game. The graphics are HD and the sound is fat and juicy. Particles. Shaders. Substantially sexier then before…. honest, guv’nor.

Thanks


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+ GoCanes89 on June 20th, 2011 at 11:42 am said:

Can’t wait to play the free copy of Alien Zombie Death Mini when it is finally published to Plus members (was set to publish 26 April before the network outage), so we can decide if Alien Zombie Mega Death is a must have purchase on PSN…


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+ Kirkpad on June 20th, 2011 at 12:52 pm said:

Someone might want to make Michael’s comment red…

Anyway, the level based gameplay has always been fun back in the day. I’d be interested to see how it translates to this gen.


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+ magooser on June 20th, 2011 at 1:16 pm said:

When does Beyond Good and Evil HD hit?


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+ HeLLeVeN11 on June 20th, 2011 at 1:33 pm said:

Looks cool!!! Trophy support?


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    + Michael Michael on June 20th, 2011 at 1:38 pm said:

    Yep. We have a set of trophies to go.


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+ HeLLeVeN11 on June 20th, 2011 at 1:43 pm said:

Awesome!!! Thanks for the fast reply Michael Michael :)


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+ D-Roca on June 20th, 2011 at 1:43 pm said:

@Jeff Rubenstein

Where is the Official Playstation App for Android and iPhone you promised us 6 months ago?


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+ SpiritThief on June 20th, 2011 at 1:46 pm said:

Wow lots of game there. 8 bucks too.

Is the MP local only or online too?


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    + Michael Michael on June 20th, 2011 at 2:17 pm said:

    Online play included!


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+ narwhalSTAB on June 20th, 2011 at 1:57 pm said:

A lotta game for 8 bucks, definitely buying this tomorrow.


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+ GAM3R_16 on June 20th, 2011 at 2:10 pm said:

Rescue the space babies? lol I love it!


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+ ItaChu on June 20th, 2011 at 2:56 pm said:

WOW all that!!! It deserves a Platinum LOL


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+ Verlante on June 20th, 2011 at 3:34 pm said:

Now we need a battlefield demo and uncharted 3 beta and were set! :D


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+ DeathGazer on June 20th, 2011 at 3:44 pm said:

Glad it’s a full PSN game and not a mini.


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+ BuchNasty on June 20th, 2011 at 4:38 pm said:

This looks fun… Just hope it’s not a lot of redundant levels like some other PSN games… like.. flock.


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+ PhantomOfPanton on June 20th, 2011 at 4:39 pm said:

Easy question for the developers!
Q: Is the game a PSN exclusive?

And the game looks AWESOME :D
My birthday is June 27th, it could be a great birthday present!


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    + Michael Michael on June 20th, 2011 at 4:46 pm said:

    It is a PSN exclusive.


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+ DazeOfWar on June 20th, 2011 at 5:19 pm said:

I will definitely be purchasing this. I loved the crap out of Mutant Storm Reloaded, Mutant Storm Empire, and Astro Tripper. This looks like it’ll be just as fun.


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+ PhantomOfPanton on June 20th, 2011 at 6:06 pm said:

AYE! Thanks for the reply :)


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+ Chuckbait on June 20th, 2011 at 6:50 pm said:

“mega publish” ha, good one.


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+ luvtoseek on June 21st, 2011 at 12:18 am said:

Hi Michael Michael (identical 1st & last name?), is there OFF-line 2 player couch co-op? Thanks for the great video preview!


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    + Michael Michael on June 21st, 2011 at 1:19 am said:

    Yes indeed. There is 2 player local play.


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+ Shearie on June 21st, 2011 at 3:35 am said:

Loved the first game, though there was one little control tweak that I always wanted made to it; the ability to just hold either up or down to continually jump up or descend down. Will we be able to do this in the new game? Always hated repeatedly tapping up or down in the first game when there was no good reason to not just let us hold the button instead.


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    + Michael Michael on June 21st, 2011 at 5:38 am said:

    Yep. We’ve tweaked the controls and added continuous jump.


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+ ModernYorkster on June 21st, 2011 at 7:52 am said:

Will there be a demo released?


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+ ModernYorkster on June 22nd, 2011 at 7:05 pm said:

Does the online play have Voice Chat? and XMB Invites?


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+ jjayman_is_cool1 on June 23rd, 2011 at 9:06 am said:

when the thing say that it going to be shooting and alot of stuff is blowing up they got me . man i cant wate intel the demo come out.


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+ ky181 on June 25th, 2011 at 7:27 pm said:

how do you get UFO’s to show up, it’s driving me crazy


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