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Dead Block

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: Namco Bandai Games
Developer: Digital Reality
Release Date: July 6, 2011

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'Dead Block' (ALL) Gets Priced And Dated

by Rainier on June 29, 2011 @ 10:14 a.m. PDT

Dead Block is an engaging, campy and humor-filled title that mixes zombie killing with tactical defense strategies, letting players defend their territory by discovering new weapons to strategically rock 'n' trap the invading zombie horde!

Set in the U.S. during the idyllic 1950s, Dead Block takes players to a simpler time when a gallon of gas cost a few pennies, the “golden age” of cinema was in full swing, and that new (and apparently insanely evil) craze called rock ‘n roll swept the nation—and caused an apocalyptic musical plague to turn the deceased into the walking dead!

“We’re a huge fan of zombies, but we’re even bigger fans of finding the most creative ways of disposing of the undead buggers,” said Balazs Horvath, Director of Publishing of Digital Reality. “Dead Block has been a dream project of ours, and we’re elated to finally unleash it upon the world.”

As one of three survivors of the shuffling zombie onslaught – Boy Scout Mike Bacon, construction worker Jack Foster, and no-nonsense meter maid Foxy Jones, each with their own unique “Smart Bomb” attack – players will fortify their area by boarding up windows and setting a variety of unique unlockable traps, collect items and power-ups, take on zombies one-on-many with a variety of upgradeable weapons, and even rock them to shreds with awesome guitar power!

In addition to 10 single-player levels the game offers up to 4-player, split-screen multiplayer with an additional 8 multiplayer drop-in/drop-out co-op levels where players can fight side by side with their friends.

Dead Block will shamble onto Xbox Live Arcade for 800 MS points and onto PlayStation Network for 9.99 USD/EUR.


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