Out of nowhere, Zombie Driver crept onto the Xbox One Games Store this morning in a new Ultimate Edition, and it's available now for $15/£12.
The vehicular combat game launched on PC before coming to consoles in 2012, but it was delisted on Xbox 360 earlier this year after publisher Cyberfront went bankrupt. At the time, dev Exor Studios said it was looking into self-publishing on Xbox One via the ID@Xbox program. After that there was silence, but like an undead wrongly presumed to be finished off, Zombie Driver ambushed us unawares today.
According to the store description, the game's Ultimate Edition is "specially improved" and exclusive to Xbox One. While Exor says it's bumped up the game to 1080p at 60 frames per second, the tweaks aren't limited to graphics. The Ultimate Edition promises twice as many zombies on the streets, more weapons to take them down with, and a new top-down "Retro" camera. Also, it comes with all previous DLC released for other platforms.
SZCZECIN, POLAND - June 24, 2014 - EXOR Studios is proud to announce that Zombie Driver Ultimate Edition is now available on the Xbox One for $14.99 - published through the ID@XBOX program.
Zombie Driver Ultimate Edition Launch Trailer:
Zombie Driver Ultimate Edition is the most polished and feature rich version of Zombie Driver that has ever been released. The Xbox One is a very powerful console so when we started working on the improvements for the Ultimate Edition our first thought was - more zombies!!! We've more than doubled the number of zombies roaming the streets. To even the odds of survival we've also placed a lot more weapons around the city which results in much more dynamic gameplay.
We've overhauled scene lighting, added soft ambient occlusion shadows (HBAO) and added a few extra touches like depth fog, environment reflections, new animated objects, increased texture resolution, improved particle animation or physically simulated particles. We also made one more pass on all of the missions to improve their atmosphere and add one more layer of polish. The game is running in native 1080p resolution (without upscaling, interpolation or anything like that) at 60 FPS, as opposed to 720p rendering at 30 FPS on the Xbox 360.
There is also an additional layer of small gameplay improvements like bloody skidmarks after driving through a blood splat or dust particles after every skid. By popular demand we've introduced a new "Retro" camera setting which presents gameplay from an entirely top-down perspective with no camera rotation. It's really helpful when you want to create a modern art painting with bloody skidmarks.
We're taking advantage of the cool new Xbox One platform features like Game DVR Greatest Moments. The game will automatically record clips of some of the most epic gameplay events like killing three Blood Race opponents with a single railgun shot or winning a race after being killed. We are also planning to regularly add Challenges and new Achievements to boost your Gamer Score after the initial release.
Zombie Driver Ultimate Edition includes all of the downloadable content that was ever created for the game, plus a new pack of car skins that hasn't been released on any other platform yet. We didn't want to just throw the extra DLC into the package so we've modified the Blood Race campaign to include the additional cars as rewards for winning the tournaments. The game now features 31 story missions, 36 Blood Race events, 9 Slaughter arenas and 15 drivable vehicles.
About Zombie Driver™ Ultimate Edition:
New and specially improved version of the zombie smashing hit, exclusively for the Xbox One. Insane mix of cars, speed, explosions, blood and zombies! Fight through an epic narrative campaign or test yourself in the Slaughter and Blood Race modes. Engage huge bosses, save survivors, drive crazy vehicles such as a bulldozer, fire truck or even a tank and smash everything in your way. Take part in the Blood Race tournament - chase other cars and take them down without mercy on brutal racing tracks. Jump into the Slaughter mode and survive as long as possible on specially crafted arenas. Experience super smooth gameplay at 60 frames per second and extra crisp visuals. Zombie Driver Ultimate Edition includes all DLC content that was ever created for the game.
- Epic story campaign with 31 diverse missions featuring boss fights, night missions, special vehicles and more...
- Blood Race mode with 36 unique events offering the best arcade racing experience in 3 distinct game types:
*Race - classic racing spiced up with guns and loads of zombies
*Eliminator - take down as many vehicles as you can before the time runs out
*Endurance - there is a bomb on your car and its ticking. Race through checkpoints to extend your time
- Survive endless zombie waves on 9 twisted slaughter arenas
- Drive 15 insane zombie killing machines including a school bus, a fire truck, a bulldozer or even a tank
- 9 different upgrades, which can transform an innocent Taxi into a Chariot of Death
- Vehicle mounted weapons including miniguns, flamethrowers, rocket launchers or even dual railguns
- All weapons have 3 upgrade levels which come with unique features
- Dynamic combo system with tricks to help fight off the hordes of zombies
- PhysX by NVIDIA
About EXOR Studios™
EXOR Studios is an independent game development company founded in August 2007 and based in Szczecin, Poland. It is known for its work on the popular zombie smashing hit - Zombie Driver and the award winning and critically acclaimed Source Engine Mod - D.I.P.R.I.P.
For further information and review codes please contact Pawel Lekki at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Zombie Driver Ultimate Edition visit www.zombiedriver.com.
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