What is Dead Nation?

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You first heard the title last year. You got a sneak peek when the live action promo was released last month. But what kind of game is Dead Nation, exactly? US Producer Damion Pinnock tells us about Housemarque‘s zombie-filled follow up to PSN smash hit Super Stardust HD.

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  • Thanks Jeff.. for the up-to-date information… THE FAZEONES LOUNGE

  • This looks pretty fun, but really similar to Zombie Apocalypse. I hope Dead Nation can stand out enough to warrant a purchase from me.

  • Looks better than some top-down zombie games I’ve seen…

  • Looks awesome!! ZOMBIES RULE!

  • That 1 video answered every question I had about the game. lol

  • The fact that Housemarque is doing this, is why I’m excited about this game.

  • Looks good. I’ll be buying it. I can’t wait to co-op this with my brother.

  • it would be nice if Sony would ever fix this thing called a browser as i still cannot watch these video postings on the blog. if they have the technology to have 3D, then they should be able to do something about this problem. it’s only been since last october that this problem started.

  • 1ST day purchase! Anything Zombie, I’m there…. w00T

  • I love the zombie genre, with that I just have 2 questions about this game:

    1.) Will there be online multiplayer or local only?

    2.) Is this an arena shooter like SmashTV or more stage driven like Zombies Ate My Neighbors and Left for Dead?

    Thanks.

  • The game seems to be amazing!! 1st day purchase for me.
    But I would like to know if it will be 3D ?
    Great to have so much blood in estereoscopic!! LOL

  • This game reminds me resident evil outbreak (miss that game).

    I need to wait and see more of this game to take a desicion if I’m in or not.

  • @2 Your logic fails…what is it that drives you to type something like that. This game is by Housemarque creators of the amazing Super Stardust HD I have Burn Zombie Burn…that doesn’t mean I won’t be picking up Dead Nation.

    One question…

    Will it have Online Co-Op?

  • REALLY wish this game wasn’t taking so long to come out. And no online co-op would be a deal breaker.

  • This game looks really fun! And the visuals are amazing! This game ought to be amazing because Super Stardust HD was amazing haha

  • This game looks EPIC!!!

  • getting it, been waiting for infos for a while

  • looks really good

  • Is the Co-Op Online or just local?

  • The whole idea of you representing your country and having a stat-tracker showing how many zombies each nation has killed and how far we’ve driven down the infection is pretty neat.

  • Price is going to be key. This looks better than zombie apocolypse (one of my favorite psn games) with more zombies, more zombie variety, more weapons, bigger maps, better visuals/lighting. I tihnk I got ZA for $15 so I’m interested in how much this will be. Also, only 2-player? 4-player was key in ZA.

  • Please fix the Video content update blog post. The blog wont load past the embeded video in IE(even in compatability mode).

  • Come on Sony

    can’t you post these videos in a ps3 compatible format so we can see them ?
    it’s useless to post videos that aren’t able to be watched by the ps3 community and then expect us to search online for other sources that may have it in a compatible format .

    this has gone on for nearly 4 years . isn’t it time to fix it ?

  • He’s a Cowboys fan. There’s no way I’m buying this game now!

  • What is Dead Nation? With a title like that Jeff, you simply could have ended the blog with the following:

    “…only the greatest arcade-style twin-stick zombie epic EVER!!”

    And it would have been perfectly accurate. I’m having a hard time picking my digital game of the show with titles like this, Scott Pilrim, Shank, etc. Dead Nation is so damned good…I kept checking all the vehicle trunks, loved finishing off the undead with melee kills.

  • Looks outstanding, hope there’s as much of a story as possible. Will buy on day one either way though.

  • GuitarrassDeAmor

    Cannot freaking wait!

  • I’m looking forward to blowing a lot of zombies to bloody bits and smithereens!

  • sports jock looks like a dork with MLB cap and NFL tee mak up your mind

  • IT is indeed a rip-off of burn zombie burn…

  • I can’t wait for this game. I really like the different take on the online country/leader boards.

  • That’s pretty freakin’ cool. It’s kind of funny how some people are saying “enough zombie games” when just a few years ago they were begging for more. Ironically, I’m betting the reason there are so many is because of the constant begging and the length of a development cycle for new game development.

  • Looks great. Is it rendered in 1080p, like Super Stardust HD?

  • Wait, I can’t tell, is that guy a developer or a professional athlete?

  • Does the game have online coop and how many players?

  • Damn we gotta wait til FALL?? Ahh man I was looking for something to keep me occupied on the PSN front whilst I get this money together to have my Blu Ray drive fixed… guess Joe D you’re the it for now…. Hmm I even just blew the dust off of Housemarque’s last masterpiece.. Damn… ok Fall it is…. dam

  • Oh, but as for those asking whether or not it has online co-op, I think you already know the answer. If they DID have it, they be announcing it from the rooftops- it’d probably be the key selling point.

    By the way, I own and have played Zombie Apocalypse: I was bored with it two hours in- it doesn’t even stand up to Burn Zombie Burn (an admittedly great game), so it sure as hell doesn’t stand up to this.

  • cannot wait to play this, loved what seen so far

  • Looking great! Is there going to be online co-op? or is it just split-screen?

  • Left4Dead Mini

    All I want to know is, when can I get it? Looks awesome.

  • I’m probably going to but this even though I felt burnt by dead nation. Superstardust was way better than DN so I hope this lives up to that.

    Online + Offline four player co-oop would be my most wanted feature.

  • Can’t wait. Easily my most anticipated PSN game this year.
    The ability to play through the campaign with a buddy is a huge plus. Great job so far Housemarquee!

  • You people calling this a ripoff of (insert invalid contender here) sure are [DELETED].

    Do Burn Zombie Burn and Zombie Apocalypse have story-based, explorable 3D levels? No.

    Are Burn Zombie Burn and Zombie Apocalypse just repetitive arena-based games with nothing else to do besides run in circles? Yes.

    Is Dead Nation being developed by Housemarque, the genius developer behind the first truly masterful PSN game, Super Stardust HD? Yes.

    Does Dead Nation put the competition to shame with vastly superior visuals? Dear god, yes.

    Once again I have to facepalm at misinformed morons.

    I only have one question as I can’t tell from these crap-quality video feeds. 60 fps?

  • You people calling this a ripoff of (insert invalid contender here) sure are stupid.

    Do Burn Zombie Burn and Zombie Apocalypse have story-based, explorable 3D levels? No.

    Are Burn Zombie Burn and Zombie Apocalypse just repetitive arena-based games with nothing else to do besides run in circles? Yes.

    Is Dead Nation being developed by Housemarque, the genius developer behind the first truly masterful PSN game, Super Stardust HD? Yes.

    Does Dead Nation put the competition to shame with vastly superior visuals? Dear god, yes.

    Once again I must facepalm at you people.

    I only have one question as I can’t tell from these crap-quality video feeds. 60 fps? The buttery smooth gameplay in SSHD played a huge role in the overall experience.

  • Looks awesome, sounds great… I want it!

  • I still didn’t get the answer? is this like left 4 dead kill your way to a safe house or is this like all the other DL zombie titles where you just try to kill as many as you can wave after wave?

    I guess I have to play super stardust or something because he didnt answer the question very well.

  • wish the release date is sooner. Been waiting since last year……..

  • will anyone make a first person shooter zombie game for the ps3?

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