All you really need to know about Rock of the Dead
is that it's -- as the developers at Epicenter (Real Heroes: Firefighters
) describe -- Typing of the Dead
meets Guitar Hero
. Judging by the build demonstrated to IGN
, the game allows you to use a Rock Band
or Guitar Hero
ax to chop through the legions of the undead. Obviously, a guitar peripheral will be mandatory, though the developer is preparing contingency plan should Nintendo frown upon the requirement.
There's quite a bit of nerdy star power
behind the game, with Neil Patrick Harris
voicing the main character and Felicia Day
featuring as the love interest. Rock of the Dead
, which aims for a "cheesy/campy" feel throughout, will be budget-priced between $30 and $40 when it shambles into retail "late spring or early summer."