Housemarque’s 2010 twin-stick zombie shooter is coming to the PlayStation 4 as Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition. The new version adds improved textures, a quick weapon select ability, and a full campaign in solo and co-op play in either online or local modes. The Road to Devastation expansion is included with this release of the game. According to the PlayStation blog, the new Apocalypse Edition also adds an intriguing twist on multiplayer. Viewers of streams can participate in the game by voting to mess with the players.
My favorite new feature is Broadcast+ mode. In this mode, you can stream your game to the masses interactively, and your viewers can influence the difficulty of your game. Periodically all your viewers, whether they be on PS4 or a web browser, have the option to vote between a positive and negative effect that occurs in your game. There are a total of 30 different voting effects that can occur, ranging from spawning zombie packs to giving the player ammo, or even disabling the player’s ability to sprint. But don’t worry; as a player you can get back at the masses, because voters will appear in your game as named zombies for you to exact your revenge on.
Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition will launch on the PlayStation Store for $14.99 exclusively for the PlayStation 4 on march 4th. The developers promise to release an update on the long-promised PS Vita version soon.