Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Zooommbbiies

Tecmo Koei licensing Unreal Engine 3 for Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

Yaiba Ninja Gaiden Z (360, PS3) Unreal Engine Announcement - Screenshot 1

It was announced today that Tecmo Koei will be using Unreal Engine 3 to aid in development of Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z. The upcoming action title is a spin-off from the Ninja Gaiden series that will pit players against hordes of zombies. According to Team Ninja head Yosuke Hayashi, UE3 will help to speed development along by allowing the designers “to quickly and efficiently iterate on countless ideas.”

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Resident Evil 6 x Left 4 Dead 2 crossover update coming this spring

Resident Evil 6 x Left 4 Dead 2 (PC) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Capcom is known to enjoy a good crossover, whether it’s pitting the Street Fighter cast against Tekken’s or having them face the wrath of Mega Man. With their recent announcement, Resident Evil 6 x Left 4 Dead 2, they’ve moved beyond Ryu and company and embraced their undead side. The crossover will bring all four members of Left 4 Dead 2’s cast, as well as the Witch and Mini Tank monsters, into Resident Evil 6’s The Mercenaries No Mercy mode. On the flip side, Resident Evil 6’s Lepotitsas, Napads, and Ogromans will invade Left 4 Dead 2.

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DLC, PC News

Deep Silver announces free pre-order DLC for Dead Island Riptide

Dead Island Riptide (360, PC, PS3) Video Walkthrough 1 Announcement - Screenshot 4

Deep Silver knows gamers want two things: an easier way to fell zombies, and to look great doing it. Fortunately, the two recently announced pre-order DLC packs have you covered. The Survivor Pack, which includes an XP booster among other goodies, is available for everyone who pre-orders in supported regions. Fashion Victim is available for pre-orders everywhere, and includes new skins for co-op mode. Full details are below.

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Deep Silver releases 10-minute walkthrough of Dead Island Riptide

If you have 10 minutes to spare, then Deep Silver might happen to have 10 minutes of Dead Island Riptide footage to show you. In preparation for the upcoming release of Dead Island’s successor, Deep Silver has released a lengthy video walkthrough from a pre-alpha build showcasing many of the new weapons, vehicles, and modes being introduced in Riptide.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

The Walking Dead Episode Five: No Time Left launch trailer released

Oh hey, some more Telltale zombie action—and a launch trailer to boot. And it just so happens that the trailer is for The Walking Dead’s upcoming season finale, Episode Five: No Time Left, which will launch later this week for PS3 (November 20) and 360, iOS, and PC (November 21).

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Apple Handheld, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

ZombiU ships to retail, launch trailer released

Ubisoft Montpellier’s undead slaughter sim ZombiU has shipped to retail. Ubisoft has also released a launch trailer so players can get a better idea of how they will utilize the system’s new features throughout their battles against the shambling hordes.

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Wii U

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Zombies reveal trailer shambles online

Activision has released a new trailer showing some footage from Black Ops II’s Zombies mode. In addition, it was also announced that gamers who pre-order the Hardened Edition or Care Package will receive an exclusive Nuketown Zombies map.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Plants vs. Zombies Pinball launching next week as DLC

Plants vs. Zombies Pinball (360, PS3) DLC Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Zombies are invading Zen Pinball 2 and Pinball FX2 next week. Well, zombies and plants. Zen Studios has announced that Plants vs. Zombies Pinball is set to launch as DLC for Zen Pinball 2 for PS3 and Vita and for Pinball FX2 for 360.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News, Xbox 360 News

First of new behind-the-scenes video series launches for ZombiU

Ubisoft has released the first in a new video series showcasing various elements of their upcoming Wii U zombie shooter ZombiU. The inaugural episode features senior producer Guillaume Brunier and his tips on how to survive the zombie apocalypse.

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Wii U

Lollipop Chainsaw out, already making a mess on store shelves

Lollipop Chainsaw (360, PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

It is time to once again dispatch the shambling hordes. Your latest tour of zombie-gutting duty comes from Warner Bros. and Grasshopper Manufacture, Lollipop Chainsaw. As 18-year-old chainsaw-toting Juliet Starling, players will face the undead apocalypse as Starling squares off against—let me double check this…yep—zombie rock lords. Sounds about right for Grasshopper Manufacture.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News