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Zombeez: A Killer Queen Remix

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Platformer
Publisher: BumbleBear Games
Developer: BumbleBear Games
Release Date: Sept. 1, 2021

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'Abs vs. The Blood Queen' Now Called 'Zombeez: A Killer Queen Remix', Gets Release Date - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 21, 2021 @ 5:44 p.m. PDT

Zombeez: A Killer Queen Remix is a frantic 2D platformer where you run, fly, and slay your way through the undead horde as you head towards a fated showdown with the terrifying Blood Queen!

The first single-player Killer Queen experience comes home!

When COVID-19 turned arcades and other Killer Queen arenas upside-down, BumbleBear Games quickly set out to create something new that brings the thrill of arcade competition home for both diehards and brand-new players alike.

By transforming the beloved framework of Killer Queen into a procedurally generated, tough-as-nails race against the clock, Zombeez makes for one literal hell of a time. The Blood Queen has turned your hive against you — reanimating them as an undead apian horde. Attempt to escape them by running, flying, and leaping through an insectoid underworld. Zombeez’s full launch introduces the new Citadel of Blood area for runners capable of surviving Hell and The Outskirts.

Learn to leap over lava, sludge, and spikes with movement inspired by classic side-scrolling platformers. Uncover the intricacies and patterns of devious enemies like BloodBears, BumbleBats, BubbleSlugs, and FireSnails. With each death comes a new lesson along with that “one more run” feeling. 

Killer Queen staples return, from riding snails (and finally, the infamous scorpion!) to transforming into winged Warriors. Simple controls make Zombeez easy to pick up and play, encouraging players to quickly uncover complex, advanced movement techniques. Master the quick hops of workers and the wing flaps of warriors. Solve hidden challenge rooms for precious points leading to extra lives. 

Battle bloodthirsty bosses including the Zillipede, SlimeFly, and even the Blood Queen herself. Then take those newly-honed skills to the Daily and Monthly challenge runs to ascend global leaderboards.

Currently available through Steam Early Access, Zombeez: A Killer Queen Remix is scheduled for full release on September 1, 2021.

Zombeez started off as a way to bring more Killer Queen to our fans in a time where COVID-19 kept them from playing in arcades,” said Josh DeBonis, president of BumbleBear Games. “Now with our full release, we’ve transformed ZOMBEEZ into a lean, mean action platformer we think you’ll find hard to put down.”

Key Features:

  • EXPLORATION - Make your way through brand-new, randomly generated worlds that will keep each playthrough feeling unique and challenging! Play on one-of-a-kind battlefields that are generated daily, monthly, or every time you die (which will probably be a lot.)
  • ARCADE-STYLE SCORING - What's the point of being good at something if you can't show off? Prove your might with Daily Challenges, and earn some sorely-needed bragging rights with Global Leaderboards! You may not have the high score today, but tomorrow's level could be a whole different story.
  • BATTLE-TESTED GAMEPLAY - Using the Killer Queen engine, ABS vs. THE BLOOD QUEEN will feel familar to Killer Queen veterans while staying accessible to newcomers. You want me to say the thing? Yeah, I'll say it -- EASY TO LEARN, DIFFICULT TO MASTER.
  • KEEP YOUR SKILLS SHARP - Kick berries, ride the snail, and take to the skies in aerial combat!

Currently available through Steam Early Access, Zombeez: A Killer Queen Remix (previously known as Abs vs. The Blood Queen) is scheduled for full release on September 1, 2021.

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