Konami Digital Entertainment
has announced the development of Zombie Apocalypse 2
, an all-action shoot 'em-up in the works at Backbone Entertainment
for PS3 and Xbox 360. Zombie Apocalypse 2 is a sequel where four new heroes must attempt to survive a zombie uprising. The quartet is stranded on a remote island which is under siege from an army of the dead. Using whatever weapons come to hand, the player must scour the island looking for survivors and eliminating the flesh-eaters in order to create safe zones. The action is viewed from an elevated position, with the player central to the action. As the undead attack from all directions, the player uses both control sticks to turn and shoot in all directions, with extra items discarded by fortunate survivors instantly added to an inventory. Zombie Apocalypse 2 also introduces a new squad-based mechanism, which allows players to work together. A new class-based system allows users to switch weapons between each other, and also distribute powers and energy to those that need it. Zombie Apocalypse 2 will launch in Q4 2011 - five screenshots
have been inserted in our gallery.