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Dead Nation Online Co-op Confirmed, Special Zombies Revealed

Ilari Kuittinen's Avatar Posted by CEO Housemarque

Ladies and gentlemen! Today I would like to confirm that Dead Nation does indeed feature online co-op play! You will be able to team up with your friends either sharing the same couch or via the PlayStation Network against the undead invasion and start blasting thousands of zombies into pieces and piling up the bodies. All of this and much more is included in Dead Nation, check out the Know Your Enemy trailer.



Originally, online co-op wasn’t going to be included as a launch feature, as the schedule and resources didn’t allow it. However, after many late night play testing sessions and long talks with Sony Computer Entertainment, we decided that this was a must-have feature and it would be unfair to you if we launched without it! At this point, our coders went from working 12 hour days to working 16 hour days as well as weekends! Fortunately I think what we came up works really well. Check out these new co-op screenshots and see for yourself!

Dead Nation for PS3: Online co-op

The online co-op fully matches the offline experience. Enjoy the full co-op experience with hundreds of on-screen zombies, huge explosions, blowing up zombies into a plethora of pieces and bloody entrails scattered around.

Dead Nation for PS3: Online co-op

In addition to the coders working non-stop, the designers and artists felt it was only fair to throw themselves into the mix and created big gameplay levels with tons of replay value, adding weapon upgrade system and cool weapons to bring a new tactical dimension to the gameplay.

Dead Nation for PS3: Online co-op

Dead Nation will be released exclusively on PSN. Watch this space for further info!

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Victoryismine52 said:

October 7th, 11:26 am

Loved the Beta this is a day one purchase for me!

dehumanizer_666 said:

October 7th, 11:26 am

I’m so excited to play this game, Hopefully we’ll see it next week or a week before Halloween!

BigBoss712 said:

October 7th, 11:34 am

Just what i wanted to hear. :)

spideyal said:

October 7th, 11:36 am

Loved the little Beta you guys sent out a while back, and after that I’ll definitely be picking this up. Plus, co-op ftw!

Link01 said:

October 7th, 11:53 am

I can’t wait for a date :)

Frazz said:

October 7th, 11:56 am

Why not hire more coders. Wouldn’t it be more effective to have 2 people work 8 hour days than 1 work 16. Im sure they love there job but man that would suck. BEYOND!!!

Frazz said:

October 7th, 11:57 am

O and I will reward you efforts with a day one purchase

gumi42 said:

October 7th, 12:01 pm

The beta was awesome and now a confirmation on online co-op, day one purchase for me. All we need now is a release date.

Soon Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KwietStorm said:

October 7th, 12:05 pm

Tears of joy .. And why are people still asking about trophies? Its 2010

Gitaroo said:

October 7th, 12:10 pm

this game need to be release by Halloween!!!!

Street_Killaz said:

October 7th, 12:11 pm

im for sure getting this cant wait!!

hush404 said:

October 7th, 12:54 pm

I’ve been waiting quite a white for Dead Nation :) I skipped stuff like ZA cuz I knew DA would kick it’s butt :P Can’t wait!

Mosh_Pit said:

October 7th, 1:01 pm

BOOMER!!!!

kNoWlEdGe22 said:

October 7th, 1:01 pm

I’ve been looking forward to this one since it was announced… after Super Star Dust HD, I’m paying attention to anything Housemarque is working on… Very happy to have online (and local) co-op… the game looks like it’s shaping up nicely and I can’t wait to get my hands on it!!! Hopefully we’ll see it this year! Thanks to everyone at Housemarque for all the extra hours and hard work!

KwietStorm said:

October 7th, 1:10 pm

Prayers have been answered. Thanks for all the [extra] hard work.

iamKelly said:

October 7th, 1:27 pm

Looking forward to this game. I love Super Stardust HD, but I wasn’t terribly impressed with the Zombie Apocalypse demo.

After watching this trailer, though, I can’t help but think of Left 4 Dead… Inspiration is one thing, but then the Bombie?

Not that I am going to complain. I don’t do well with FPS’s and much prefer these kinds of arcade shooters. Definitely keeping an eye out on this.

xaos said:

October 7th, 1:47 pm

You know, launching around Halloween, when The Walking Dead is starting on AMC, seems like a pretty natural bit of synergy to me

Rayziel said:

October 7th, 1:52 pm

I loved Super Stardust HD and obviously this is gonna be a 1st day buy.
Housemarque is a great developer,thanks guys!

PS
Any word on a Super Stardust HD sequel?? :P

CanuckTDR said:

October 7th, 2:19 pm

Usually I abstain from buying zombie games, but this one actually looks amazing! Can’t wait til it hits the PSN.

How many maps are there with it?

xNemesiSx said:

October 7th, 2:39 pm

looking forward to this game, i really hope they announce a release date soon. The game looks fun!

zlihunger said:

October 7th, 2:53 pm

it looks really similar to Left 4 Dead…

smokey_vols said:

October 7th, 3:20 pm

Round of applause for the coders who are working those hours to get us this feature. You better be keeping them supplied with Monster drinks and all the Tylenol they want working those hours.

supvic said:

October 7th, 3:20 pm

Will we ever get a 4 player mode?

wolfzero1 said:

October 7th, 3:25 pm

game looks fun, can’t wait

SarshelYam said:

October 7th, 4:06 pm

Man I was sad when the BETA ended…it’s soooooooooooooo good! Without a doubt, DAY ONE!

Kxpuc said:

October 7th, 4:12 pm

Huzzay

snaggdadon said:

October 7th, 4:15 pm

online co op !!!sold!!!!!! day one

cfountain said:

October 7th, 4:45 pm

online co-op! i usually avoid 15 dollar games on drop day but for this i’ll make an exception due to my love of Housemarque and Supe Stardust HD. now we just need a release date…

Pelt_Hunter said:

October 7th, 6:31 pm

You couldn’t stoke me more for this. Been waiting a year +. Right around the time I was crazy for Left 4 Dead. I’m seriously dying for this. A good release date would be before Halloween… *cough*

Thrill_Kill said:

October 7th, 6:45 pm

It looks like it should be a good game. I just hope you keep the live FMV in the game that was shown in the trailer. I really like it when real FMV is added to horror games. :)

KILLZONE79 said:

October 7th, 7:05 pm

@ 31 correction sid shuman

not all PS3 games have trophies im talking about launch titles from 2006, 2007, 2008

EVERYTHING26 said:

October 7th, 7:34 pm

So I’m curious, sure you don’t know release date/ window of release but is there any talk or consideration of giving us PSN+ people a % off the starting price?

SHINSPIKES said:

October 7th, 7:54 pm

Just 2 players?

DrBingogh said:

October 7th, 7:57 pm

Day 1 purchase for sure. Played it at E3 and loved it.

Street_Killaz said:

October 7th, 8:48 pm

This looks like Left4dead but even better! Left4dead so boring after awhile!! Im sure this game will be alote more fun!!

killit649 said:

October 8th, 12:46 am

didnt like super stardust, but this looks good, dont know about 14.99 for the price. i hope pluse members get a discount.

killit649 said:

October 8th, 12:47 am

how do u get the beta?

LightningBlade18 said:

October 8th, 12:58 am

EXCELLENT! I can’t wait for the game. Thanks for all your hard work! ^_^

EagleEyeSamurai said:

October 8th, 6:19 am

This. Well played.

StrykerIsland said:

October 8th, 8:36 am

Online coop?

SOLD. Day one. Please have clean voice chat. Sucks that to this day we still can’t have good voice chat in every game. EA’s NHL series, I’m looking at you.

Resistance 2 and Burnout Paradise are still the champs.

Please work hard to have great voice chat!

Shadowsquirrel said:

October 8th, 11:50 am

looks awesome, glad you guys added in the Multiplayer right off the bat! the price point,however, could use a slight revision.

Or was it 10$ befor u guys decided to add the multiplayer…

jorgemaltrain said:

October 9th, 10:59 am

Two questions. First, offline co-op too?
And second, any estimate date?
I’ll buy this for sure!!!

phantomballa said:

October 9th, 11:58 am

when will the game come out,i want it:]

Luck-God said:

October 12th, 5:54 pm

best game out so far this year.. dlc :) cant wait

PoetSaskia said:

October 25th, 11:32 am

“grab Super Stardust HD off PSN (plus the Solo expansion pack), try out the Endless mode, and you’ll get a taste of the gameplay that’s in store for Dead Nation.” Hold on there! I was just saying how what this game needed to be perfect was an endless mode. I love endless games; I would rather play a game I can’t beat than one I can. Can you elaborate on what this game has in common with endless mode? Will this game have an endless mode of its own? Please tell me I’m dying to know!

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