E3: Zombie Apocalypse 2 headed to PSN and XBLA this fall

Backbone Entertainment is releasing a sequel to Nihilistic Software’s twin-stick shooter Zombie Apocalypse this fall on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network.

Once again you’ll be controlling one of four heroes, who runs around with one stick while shooting zombies with the other stick. A new squad mechanic has been added that gives you full control of each team member, whether you are playing solo or cooperatively. You’ll also be able to swap team members’ weapons and powers as part of the “innovative class-based action.”

I never played the previous game, but apparently it was “just ok.” Let’s hope the sequel is a bit more than that, although so far I’ve yet to see anything that really sets it apart.

Maurice Tan