State of Decay – YO Additional Details

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Earlier in the  week we updated you on how Undead Labs intend to release State of Decay in Spring 2015 with an all new Year-Survival Survival Edition. Below are a handful of newly released screenshots and the official fact sheet. Developed by Undead Labs and published by Microsoft Studios, one week after its launch on Xbox 360 in June 2013, State of Decay became the fastest-selling original game ever on Xbox Live Arcade, selling over half a million paid downloads. The franchise has sold over 1 million paid downloads to date between Xbox 360 and Steam.

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The end is here. Life as you know has gone to hell. Now, you and a few scattered survivors must band together to survive and rebuild. Choose where to make your stand, design and fortify your home base, perform daring raids for food and ammunition. The open-world constantly generates new content based on your actions and the ever-increasing zombie threat. No two players experience the game the same way. How will you survive the (next-gen) zombie apocalypse? “State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition” brings the hit zombie-survival-fantasy franchise to Xbox One and PC, delivered in beautifully premastered 1080p.

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All ‘first-year’ content completely remastered:  The original State of Decay, along with major add-ons  Breakdown and Lifeline are fully-remastered in stunning 1080p. Improved lighting, textures, and shadows bring the faded beauty of Trumbull Valley and the city of Danforth to life like never before. Animations and combat mechanics are completely over-hauled to add a new level of intensity and action.  Hundreds of a smaller improvements to core game systems make “State of Decay: Year-One Edition” a must-have for Xbox One and PC.

Xbox One additions

  • Community Challenges and Rewards
  • Individual Rewards
  • Game DVR

 New content:  More than you can pack into a single backpack, “State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition” has enough content to satiate new and old fans alike:

New Mission Type: Cleo Drop – Mysterious military-looking supply crates are dropping into remote areas across all maps, and their beacons seem to attract massive hordes of zombies. If you’ve got the firepower, you can pick up some of the rarest and most powerful equipment in the game.

New vehicles: SUV…and more – The new SUV sets a new standard for durability, and it doesn’t end there — brand-new vehicle skins are distributed across all map.

Unlocking Heroes: Lifeline Roster – Your favorite characters from “Lifeline” can now be unlocked in “Breakdown” with a new set of Challenges. Hop into the familiar boots of Hawkes, Kilo, and Vince … or take control of the previously unplayable Kelly “Sasquatch” Eldridge

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New weapons: Under-barrel attachments and Incendiary Ammo – Now if you find the right weapons, you can switch to an under-barrel grenade launcher or a masterkey shotgun on your assault rifle … or load incendiary ammunition into any shotgun, and take out crowds of zombies without even switching weapons

New Music – Featuring 30 minutes of intense new music from award winning composer Jesper Kyd.

Community Improvements – The facility actions from ‘Lifeline’ now show up in every version of the game, including ammo-refilling and snack-making at your base. NPC Enclaves are also getting a makeover, making it easier to trade and build trust with them.

State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition will be out in Spring 2015 and has already been priced at $29.99 / ₤19.99 / €29.99 with an anticipated rating of ESRB “M-Rating”; PEGI 18+.

 

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