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Dead Block

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

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'Dead Block' (ALL) Shows Off Zombie Traps - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2011 @ 12:20 p.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!

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!

  1. Sun Bed Trap: Get a sweet tan this Fourth of July using a state-of-the-art sun bed. Not only does it grant you a golden skin-tone like the sun-kissed Adoni of the shores of Jersey, but sunlight has the added perk of frying your rotting invaders before they have the chance to disrupt your pool party.
  2. Freeze Trap: July can get hot. Like, REALLY hot. So, make extra sure that you stay cool by outfitting  your doorways and windows with cold air tanks, freezing any would-be intruders for easy smashing.
  3. Nuclear Bomb Power Trap: When it comes to 4th of July grilling, don�t forget that we now live in the atomic age so use nuclear power to heat up your hot dogs, steaks, hamburgers, or whatever you may want to throw on the grill. Nuclear power is exceptionally handy when taking out hordes of zombies, so don�t be afraid to put the kibosh on their advances, nuclear-style!

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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