Apocalyptic arcade game tasks you with picking a path through the undead horde
Hello there! This is Alexey Menshikov from Beatshapers and we are proudly announcing our 20th PlayStation Network release: Z-Run for PS Vita. We delayed it since our announcement last summer in order to make it bigger and better. Our previously releases include StarDrone Extreme, BreakQuest, Furmins, dozen of PSP minis and recently announced PS4 title Ready to Run.
Today, we are presenting a gameplay tutorial video – take a look above.
The world has been over-run by flesh-hungry zombies, and you’re stranded in the middle of a post-apocalyptic city with no way out. Are you going to just stand there and get eaten, and turn into a brainless living dead creature too? Not likely.
In Z-Run, you never stand still. Anyone who does, winds up dead. Stay on your toes if you want to stay alive in this thrilling infinite runner game.
The city is a mess after the zombie apocalypse, so you need to be agile as well as fast as you attempt to sprint through the crowds of undead assailants. Falling over an obstacle or running head-long into abandoned cars is a sure way to get caught by the legions of zombies, so you must dodge, sprint slide, jump and dive to find a safe path.
But you’re not expected to go in empty handed. An arsenal of weapons is available to collect, including guns, bats, planks, wrenches and even an electric guitar that will help you to fend off the flesh eaters and keep on running.
Be careful how much you exert yourself, though. This is a big city, and it’s packed with hungry zombies. Every move you make, punch your throw or guitar you swing will cost you energy. Find yourself exhausted too quickly, and you’ll be an easy meal for the army of undead attackers.
Z-Run is built entirely in 3D, pushing the spectacular PS Vita hardware to its limits through the game’s detailed, immersive world.
The game is viewed from a third-person perspective, with the camera controlled automatically to always deliver the best possible view of the action, maximizing your field of vision and allowing you to build your dodging and attacking skills as you play.
There are multiple routes you can take as you sprint through the city, and exploration is an essential part of survival during the undead armageddon.
Campaign mode tasks you with working your way through the debris-strewn streets in an effort to find your way out with at least a few limbs still intact. There’s also a survival mode included, which keeps on going until the living dead finally get to feast. The more you unlock in the story, the more you get to test your skills in survival mode.
The better you get and the longer you survive, the more you can work to upgrade your runner stats. Your experience builds the longer you survive the further you run, and the more effectively you use your attacks against the zombie horde.
As your character levels-up you can begin to add to your stamina, allowing you to attack and dodge more, and recover more quickly. You can also upgrade your weapons, ammunition and inventory to help you keep running for longer.
The game is scheduled to release in early May – we’ll confirm a release date as soon as possible.