Laughing Jackal have announced that their popular Vita title, OMG HD Zombies will be released in North America on October 29th at the undeadly price of $3.99, just in time for Halloween! OMG HD Zombies is a hugely enhanced remake of the critically acclaimed OMG-Z which currently sits in the top 10 PSP games of all time on Metacritic.
And with OMG HD Zombies, Laughing Jackal have added a host of exciting new features, including:
New Graphics – OMG HD Zombies has been completely redrawn at PS Vita’s native resolution
More Zombies – 3 new zombie classes have been added and all zombie death animations have been tripled. So…much…gore…
More Levels – 19 brand new levels, plus all existing levels have been re-worked bringing the total to 100 levels of zombie slaying action!
More Upgrades – Now featuring 100 upgrades to unlock!
Trophies – 12 new bronze, silver and gold trophies to unlock.
Online Leaderboards – Compare skills with your PSN friends and the best zombie slayers around the world, across 100+ Leaderboards.
Touch Controls – Choose between traditional controls and the all-new touch control method.
New Comics – 2 new endings, plus more of the story is revealed in the specially extended comic book intro.
Prestige Mode – Complete the game to 100% Platinum standard to unlock Prestige Mode and receive a Leaderboard multiplier. “Prestige” up to 20 times for some truly HUGE scores!
When released in Europe, OMG HD Zombies was a big hit with the gaming press. PushSquare awarded it 8/10, saying:
“If you missed out on this clever take on the zombie apocalypse the first time around, then OMG HD Zombies! is a must buy. The fresh undead types and overhauled visuals will offer something new for seasoned slayers, while the sheer satisfaction of the core gameplay loop will delight newcomers.”
The Sixth Axis also gave it 8/10, stating: “Overall OMG HD Zombies is a great title by Laughing Jackal. The simple aesthetic hides a game that requires you to think before you act, and to conserve your supplies. When a chain is successful it feels great, and those rare occasions where you get 100% clearance are very satisfying.”
Shopto agreed, calling OMG HD Zombies: “...the perfect quick play game for the Vita”
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For those of you who never experienced the simple joys of zombie-popping in OMG-Z, then you’ll need to know that a virus has sprung from experiments on a virulent fungus that causes its zombified victims to EXPLODE when attacked. If any infected matter lands on another zombie then they explode too, causing a chain-reaction-tsunami of gore! Wise to this, your Riot Cop character is able to take down whole city blocks of the undead with a single well-placed rifle round!
“OMG! The zombies are back and this time they’re very, very HD!”
Established in 2005, Laughing Jackal are the developer of PlayStation minis such as Duæl Invaders, Vibes, Ace Armstrong vs. the Alien Scumbags, Stellar Attack , Cubixx, Orbit, the Fighting Fantasy series of gamebooks and the award-winning zombie chain reaction puzzler OMG-Z. Their first PlayStation®3 game, the critically acclaimed Cubixx HD, is out now on the PSN and they have recently released Hungry Giraffe and OMG HD Zombies on PlayStation Vita. Laughing Jackal’s latest project, a Roguelike firefighting game called Flame Over is currently in development for Vita and PlayStation®4.