I’m not sure how High Voltage was able to read my mind, but Animales de la Muerte (“Animals of the Dead”) is exactly the kind of game I’ve been waiting for. Picture the scene: animals in a Mexican zoo begin to mysteriously die off, and then begin to rise from the dead as flesh-eating zombies. As Marco and Maria Mendoz, you’ll use weapons like a chainsaw, rocket launcher, and cattle prod to keep the undead in check. Sounds ridiculous, eh? But with High Voltage name-checking films such as Evil Dead II and Dead Alive, you get a better idea of where they’re headed. And where they’re headed is Totally Awesometown, of course.
Being designed exclusively for WiiWare, the game will plays a bit like Geometry Wars Galaxies — you’ll use the nunchuck to move your character, and you’ll aim with the Wii remote. By flicking the nunchuck, you’ll be able to toss grenades. The game supports four players, will be extremely bloody, and features undead animals. Did I mention that last part yet?
No release date or price has been announced for Animales de la Muerte, but I’d like to suggest “as soon as possible” and “whatever it takes for this game to be released as soon as possible.”