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Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition Coming to PS4 March 4th

Rogan Ogden's Avatar + Posted by Rogan Ogden on Feb 27, 2014 // Associate Producer, XDEV Studio Europe

The best-ever version of the smash hit Dead Nation is making its way to PS4 next week on March 4th. Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition will be available on PlayStation Store for $14.99 and PlayStation Plus members will be able to download it as part of their Instant Game Collection.

Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition is a top-down shoot ‘em up, set in an apocalyptic, zombie-infested world. It comes from the talented developer Housemarque, famous for the Super Stardust series, and more recently the critically acclaimed Resogun.

Dead Nation features a full campaign mode, which can be played solo or co-op (either online or local).

Exclusively available on PS4, Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition features numerous enhancements, making it the best version yet. You can now play in full 1080p HD, with improved textures, rendering, and effects — Dead Nation has never looked better. We also improved the controls, adding in a quick weapon select so your favorite zombie decimator is never out of reach.

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The Road to Devastation expansion is now included in the main game, giving you two extra game modes — Arcade and Endless — allowing you to test yourself against ever increasing odds. And with support for the official PlayStation companion app, all you completionists out there now have a second screen to monitor your game stats as you play.

One of the new features in Apocalypse Edition, which you may have spotted in the trailer, is Challenge mode; every time you finish a single level, you can now send your score over to a friend to try and beat. When playing a challenge you can see the avatar of the player who set the challenge, allowing you to race against them or scope out their high-scoring route. What’s that I hear you say? “What if your friends are no match for your zombie decapitating skills?” Well, how about you take on the challenge of any leaderboard entry, for any single level, made by any player?

My favorite new feature is Broadcast+ mode. In this mode, you can stream your game to the masses interactively, and your viewers can influence the difficulty of your game. Periodically all your viewers, whether they be on PS4 or a web browser, have the option to vote between a positive and negative effect that occurs in your game. There are a total of 30 different voting effects that can occur, ranging from spawning zombie packs to giving the player ammo, or even disabling the player’s ability to sprint. But don’t worry; as a player you can get back at the masses, because voters will appear in your game as named zombies for you to exact your revenge on.

Stay on the lookout for more Dead Nation news soon, including hints and tips and an update on the PS Vita version.

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+ Crazy-Maisy on February 27th, 2014 at 6:08 am said:

Yes, finally some real good news! PS Vita news soon, that’s even better news! Can’t wait to play Dead Nation on my PS4 and PS Vita later! Full 1080p will look lovely on my Plasma or PlayStation Display.


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+ MmaFanQc on February 27th, 2014 at 6:10 am said:

The game was already megawesome on PS3, it will be even better on PS4, Omegawesome to be exact!


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+ CONTOM-X on February 27th, 2014 at 6:12 am said:

This actually sounds amazing, I can’t wait!


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+ Mobius2525 on February 27th, 2014 at 6:15 am said:

ALSO want a vita version.


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+ unbornsoldier on February 27th, 2014 at 6:17 am said:

Love the new features :D looking forward to this.


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+ xAkademiks on February 27th, 2014 at 6:29 am said:

This is probably the best news since the launch of the PS4. One of, if not my favorite game on the PS3!!!


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+ Frodomec on February 27th, 2014 at 6:30 am said:

I’m really tired of “Soon” for Ps Vita.
“Soon it will get some great titles.”
“Soon we will release 100 games!” ( 98 indies +2 Monster Hunter Clones)
Soon, soon, soon.. Vita is dying!
Do something!
We need AAA games for god sake!
I WANT to BUY great games for Vita, some FF series, Metal Gear, God of War, Kingdom Hearts.. But where are these games?

Square Enix, SANTA MONICA, THRIDs!
SAVE US VITA FANS!


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+ GodofDeathOnline on February 27th, 2014 at 6:55 am said:

To bad it’s not part 2 then some ps3 port


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+ TimeSkipLuffyUS on February 27th, 2014 at 6:57 am said:

@7
Developing games for VITA is just not profitable unless you develop casual games you can find on mobile phones or DS. Or games with no high end graphics but then why release a VITA. in first place? The DS sells because you can put out more games for it easily.

This is the bottleneck of a handheld with decent hardware capabilities. You need to charge as much for a game as a console game to make good profit.

I love the VITA for the games I’ve enjoyed and might enjoy in the future but you can’t expect AA game output like you will find on a console unless you get millions of owners to pay as much for a game as the console version.


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+ GodofDeathOnline on February 27th, 2014 at 7:06 am said:

No point to buy a vita if all they have is indie games on it


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+ Elvick_ on February 27th, 2014 at 7:06 am said:

So the PS4 version, which you just announced will come out waaaaay before the PS Vita, which was announced last year?

What? What are you doing? Why can’t we at least get the “update” on it now? Ugg. So tedious.

I’m sure porting to Vita is harder than to PS4 (from PS3), but come on. Not a single real update on the Vita version since it’s announcement. smh


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+ Elvick_ on February 27th, 2014 at 7:07 am said:

Thanks for making this a PS+ game though, that’s dope.


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+ GodofDeathOnline on February 27th, 2014 at 7:07 am said:

When was the last time a high end game like persona came out


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+ IcedDice777 on February 27th, 2014 at 7:07 am said:

Awesome game for the most awesome console! Looking forward to this.
Housemarque, loves spoiling us.

PS4 Super stardust HD 1080p 60fps with 3D and online support Please!!!

Thank you


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+ silverstag88 on February 27th, 2014 at 7:15 am said:

It sounds like broadcast+ requires the share button. I really can’t believe there’s no option to allow a sub account to use the share button or make a sub account a master account.


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+ zekececil14 on February 27th, 2014 at 7:23 am said:

What about the current leaderboards in the PS3 version? Will everything stay the same? Or will the PS4 and PS3 leaderboards be separate?

They should be the same. Those billions of kills took years. Starting over would be disappointing.


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+ andremal on February 27th, 2014 at 7:30 am said:

Suhweet! I loved Dead Nation on PS3 and am looking forward to resuming the action on PS4. Next week too! Awesome!


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+ StingrayX on February 27th, 2014 at 7:59 am said:

DN on the ps3 was pretty awesome, cant wait for this one!


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+ TwinDad on February 27th, 2014 at 8:30 am said:

This will be awesome, if I ever get a PS4.

One of my favorite PS3 games.


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+ DeRR1ck19 on February 27th, 2014 at 8:31 am said:

Don’t know if you’re answering questions – but if playing local co op do BOTH players unlock trophies? This has been remarkably inconsistent with games this far on PS4.


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+ chev327flatout on February 27th, 2014 at 8:50 am said:

Easily the best PSN game ever. Was glad to hear it was going to Vita and even more happy it will be on my PS4!

Thanks SONY!


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+ FL1GHTMARE on February 27th, 2014 at 8:58 am said:

On March 4th Dead Nations most certainly will be welcomed by PlayStation Plus PS4 subscribers either for it’s single or co-op play offline improved visuals and gameplay and/or it’s online experience. Also going to be fun playing it on my PSVita via Remote Play.


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+ k0wb0y-b33b0p on February 27th, 2014 at 9:13 am said:

Can not wait. LOVED Dead Nation on the PS3.


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+ J-Basic on February 27th, 2014 at 9:15 am said:

Three months of great free games and now this?!?!?! A port of an old game!!!! Sony couldn’t find anything better? Well I’ll just be waiting for Infamous.


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+ gerneric123 on February 27th, 2014 at 9:21 am said:

@9 How is any of that relevant to the conversation at hand? He didn’t complain about why Vita lacks an exclusive Resident Evil, he’s complaining about why a port that was announced for Vita in June of 2013 has gone completely MIA and a port of a PS4 version launches before we even get a screen for the handheld one. Dead Nation isn’t some AAA game. It’s a four year old PSN game. The complete silence, and then launching a different port is an insult to Vita owners.


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+ Irish-Stand-Down on February 27th, 2014 at 9:23 am said:

Ok, so your twitch viewers can hash tag you health boosts and stuff… thats cool


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+ ModSquade on February 27th, 2014 at 9:40 am said:

Interacting with the audience? That sounds super cool! Hope more games pick up on this and implement this into future titles! Would be super interesting to see.


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+ stlthriot on February 27th, 2014 at 9:41 am said:

This is pretty awesome, loved this on my PS3! :D


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+ raspingwheel187 on February 27th, 2014 at 10:12 am said:

Can not wait to play this game again, all revitalized and stuff!!!!!


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+ JnF_Gho5t on February 27th, 2014 at 10:13 am said:

Had a great time playing this on PS3. Don’t mind playing it again.


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+ goodSuM on February 27th, 2014 at 10:15 am said:

Let me guess… the “mobile companion app” will be for phones even though there’s a mobile Sony device that would be perfect for it (I heard it’s called Vita or something like that).


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+ KwietStorm on February 27th, 2014 at 10:26 am said:

Shame it’s another port and not a sequel.


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+ mikeAnthony513 on February 27th, 2014 at 10:29 am said:

Does this game have local multiplayer?


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+ mikeAnthony513 on February 27th, 2014 at 10:30 am said:

Nevermind! I see it does! Awesome. :)


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+ DoTheKiller91 on February 27th, 2014 at 10:31 am said:

The only thing that sucked about DN was that you couldn’t keep your weapons after starting a new game. Is it still going to show wich country has slayed the most monsters?


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+ iREVOLTER on February 27th, 2014 at 10:45 am said:

Played and finished already a couple of times, but this is awful it is not a cross buy with PS3. My guess you are going to this cross buy with a PSV version, but hey whatever. Already played enough, give us Dead Nation 2 already! C’mon Sony, assemble a team to create this title, it may even be in pre-production by now, but u may scratched to 0 this project. This is gonna be a shame.


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+ Jrange378 on February 27th, 2014 at 10:59 am said:

Not happy with this as the March PS+ game at all. Already played it for free on ps3 and didn’t like it.

So I am not going renew my PS+ subscription until april, and skip this one altogether.


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+ Mintblend_44321 on February 27th, 2014 at 11:10 am said:

How long until it comes out to PSVita??


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+ EbOuNcE88 on February 27th, 2014 at 11:21 am said:

Seems fun. Atleast its not Contrast.. IMO that game was terrible lol. Can you play co-op offline? Better be, seems like a game made for that. Also I can’t wait for the PS plus version of Drive Club.. It better stay the way it was gonna, on plus,, Throw us Knack of KZ already! I know KZ could use the extra players


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+ Smartger1 on February 27th, 2014 at 11:53 am said:

Thank you Sony ! Keep this quality up and you have a customer for life,it’s a really good experience being a PS4 owner right now :-)


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+ tusunami on February 27th, 2014 at 12:22 pm said:

Even though I have this on my PS3, this is the definitive version of this game & I am happy to play this game again with all of the new enhancements!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ xeno3d on February 27th, 2014 at 1:55 pm said:

Good news!!


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+ dkarlowicz10 on February 27th, 2014 at 2:30 pm said:

Wow. Can’t wait to play it on the PS4. Also, I am very excited at the prospect of the Vita version and to bring on the go. Any news on Vita release date?


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+ ReaperXL7 on February 27th, 2014 at 2:31 pm said:

Awesome news, can you guys please allow both player 1, and player 2 to obtain trophies during local co op please? It’s such an overlooked issue for a lot of local ps4 co op games.


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+ Spazgadget on February 27th, 2014 at 2:41 pm said:

Terrific news. Dead Nation was an absolute blast and can’t wait to play it again!


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+ gearhead32 on February 27th, 2014 at 2:44 pm said:

very nice indeed ;)


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+ DARIAN_WILL on February 27th, 2014 at 4:00 pm said:

I got this on ps3..pretty cool game..can’t wait to play on ps4 should look awesome. .


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+ younginflavor18 on February 27th, 2014 at 5:45 pm said:

Looks pretty awesome to play on the PS4.


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+ osvico on February 27th, 2014 at 5:52 pm said:

What happened to the Vita port that was announced last summer?


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+ NxP3 on February 27th, 2014 at 5:58 pm said:

Played this on the ps3 already. Wish they bring out something new. Put contrast back…didn’t get to get it.


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