Armed with his sword and pistol the player faces not only the gruesome villagers-turned-zombies and a range of other beasts converted to the dark side, but also the mischievous mystics behind the plague.
The Challenge is a specially designed single level version of Dead Meets Lead. As the name might imply, it is constructed to be truly difficult to complete. For those who do complete it awaits the reward of getting their name inscribed into the official Hall of Fame on the Dead Meets Lead website.
The map starts with The Captain finding himself in a small glade in the depths of the swamplands. He senses that something is wrong with the place, but before realizing what is about to happen he is swarmed by zombies. Having no choice but to stand his ground, he heroically defends himself against several waves of attacks, each wave harder than the previous.
"We've done quite a bit of testing with this map, both in-house and with our beta testers from the forum, and we're really positive about the outcome. The idea with the map is to really tease all the competitive and skilled gamers out there in a 'How far can you get' kind of way. The map is by no means impossible, but if you want to be among the lucky few on the Hall of Fame, be prepared to play this map a few times," says Fredrik Norén, CEO, Keldyn Interactive.
In the year of our lord 1716, word reached the British shores of a plague like no other that had spread on the overseas islands of El Mirando and Rugged Nest Island. Not before long, the church councils had assembled a force to deal with this new infestation and drive out the evil, since its origin was rumored to be within the dark arts and witchcraft. A ruthless captain was selected as leader for a fleet of vessels filled with god-fearing men, and they were soon on their way across the ocean to liberate the islands.
However, God had other plans, and before the islands were sighted, a storm broke out and the ships were all sent to the depths of the sea. As the only survivor, the captain was washed up on a beach on – oh God’s ways are truly mysterious – one of the very islands he set out to purge. Being a devout Christian, some would even say on the verge of fanatic, the good captain was firmly set on cleansing the island by his own hands…And this is where you take on the role of the captain and his mission to obliterate the scourge from the islands. Armed with his Spada de lato side-sword, a custom made Halsteiger blunderbuss pistol and an old Bible, you take on several missions on the Islands. Before long you will experience the extent of the plague, how not only humans are affected but animals and other living entities, all turning into dominions of the dark lords. Perhaps you will even venture deep enough into the island to find the restless spirits that has caused this plague themselves, only the brave can tell. But you must hurry, almost all of the villages have been overtaken and only a few can still call themselves human
habitats. The challenge is set and the islands eagerly awaits your immortal soul, so all we can say now is;
At the time of writing pre-purchasing is only available at Desura, but will be available on more platforms soon. The price set for Dead Meets Lead is 14€, and pre-purchasing is 10€.
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