ZOMBIE ARMY 4: DEAD WAR Developer Gameplay Demo E3 2019

ZOMBIE ARMY 4: DEAD WAR Developer Gameplay Demo E3 2019

June 12, 2019 11 By Bernardo Ryan



hi I'm Tim Jones head of creative rebellion I'm Ryan Baker and I'm lead designer at rebellion we are going to be taking you through the first gameplay reveal of zombie army for what we're looking at here is actually the very first level in the game we're following on from the events in zombie army trilogy where Hitler and his zombie army was defeated so the zombies we're seeing here are actually just empty husks not very threatening are playable heroes are on cleanup duty here which generally involves mashing zombies and there's coal fair burn getting out of the truck and we're about to embark upon a little bit of zombie killing we're skipping past part of the playable area of the the whole level from the game here to jump straight into the action this is our first safe room and car here is picking up a weapon upgrade kit so these are new items he can use to upgrade any of the weapons he's carrying and he'll go into any of the work benches that are located in each of our safe rooms so he's picked his g43 and he's attaching the electrified barrel it's also gonna upgrade it to the tier 2 version of that which will mean when he shoots the zombie it will stun and burst the head of the one he hits and then it will send out a couple of arcs to nearby enemies as well to stun them on the floor which is pretty awesome yes that's one of the big updates for zombie army 4 is that we've got like progression and upgrade paths of all the weapons the characters the perks and everything which Azzam be army trilogy didn't have any of that that layer of things so yeah there's loads for you to get stuck into and loads of depth to play with so we're running around here picking up some of the the items that's a that's an electric attachment for the rifle there there were some grenades we picked up you never know quite what you're gonna get in those boxes there so it would plays out slightly differently so here we can see that he's gone wrong and there's a train speeding toward where heroes are and we've got the zombies coming back and they've got glowing eyes again which means they've got the purpose and they're dead yeah they're not just husks anymore or they are nazi zombies again say luckily our heroes preparing themselves as if they knew this was gonna happen yeah that's one of our traps so Kyle's making use of that and down taking out zombies oK we've got a whole bunch of new mechanics and new cool ways for you to take out the zombie zombie army for you see you're seeing quite a few things all happening at once here there was a rifle assist which you can achieve after getting a few kills with with your rifle we've got different ones for all the weapons we've got different grenade types electric grenades sentry grenades and then just your standard frag grenades as well will work really well at holding them all back or deselecting big groups of them boris has just placed a couple of traps here which is actually one of the best ways to deal with the ever oncoming horde you know they're coming towards you so you might as well put something explosive between them and use you see Karl performing a takedown if you've hit a 10 kill combo you can then perform a takedown on any of our zombie grunts doing that will reward you as well with a health boost Forest is approaching one of the mounted machine guns here this is a particularly satisfying way to mash zombies you can actually upgrade your your character skill perks to be able to rip those off of their tripods so you can actually carry it around and Karl here is using his weapon assist for his SMG which reduces recoil increases his accuracy it makes it more effective at taking out the enemies so seeing a little bit of stomping going on here zombies tend to keep crawling towards you even when they've lost their legs stomping them is a good way to finish them off or even if they've already completely dead you can mash them up just for satisfaction purposes and to release any pick ups that they might be carrying and here we have an explosive killcam which is triggered when you perform a particularly devastating kill taking out a large group of zombies and I think all we've got here is our signature slow-motion bullet cam there's Kyle Fairburn picking off particularly good shot and that's a shrapnel kill cam wiping out a bunch of zombies and that's the classic x-ray where we're ripping through the putrified organs of the zombie here you can see Shola using the electric hammer attachment that she picked up earlier on this will make all of our shots for a short time deal electrical damage which will stun enemies knocking them to the ground and will give her time to get up close and stomp on them or indeed for one of your friends to stomp on their enemies as well it's very satisfying there are few things better than a an electrified shotgun in my experience no we've got Forrest doing the electric punch one of our special melee attacks having cleared out the zombies in the area the demon seal is released but there's more trouble ahead we can see in the distance there there's a propeller trap which when triggered where you see what happens here's Carl using his brain buster weapon assist which is for his pistols or it can Paynter a number of targets and then get head shots in each of them because they're my favorite moves it's great it's one of those things as well another one that can be upgraded via perks so we can improve the how many people it can target and the effectiveness of the obvious a little bit more ranged shooting coming up here but there's a different environmental trap that's the what would you call that that's our electric floor trap so luckily the resistance who have been fighting zombies for some time I've set up traps all over the place so they're very useful for taking out the hordes and slowing them down times like this as you're getting overwhelmed by the horde that one of the new perks comes in very useful you can actually when you're downed if you manage to kill another zombie with your pistol then you get a second chance to get right up if there's none of your friends around to revive you a bit of a sliding tackle there an electric deciding tackle did Kyle just get electrified by going through that trap he did get electrified a bit but he looked cool doing it so they did he's a tough guy ah the suiciders these are particularly menacing enemies returning from zombie army trilogy they will run at you and explode and they are pretty lethal but there are some fun ways to weaponize them yourself is Boris showing one of those doing the electric punch sending a suicide of flying back into the world of zombies epic so there are moments in the game where you can pick your shots on zombies in the distance and there are plenty of moments where everything really gets on top of you and the Horde gets pretty overwhelming and you have to use every trick in the book all the game mechanics your grenades your special moves your sharp shooting your kill moves everything available to you to really like make the best of the situation it gets pretty wild at times I think it's fair to say grenade throwing you're seeing zombies falling off the the scenery all around they have no sense of personal safety or preservation they'll just keep coming at you from everywhere it's Karl performing a takedown with his machete so the different takedowns will vary depending on the what you've got equip so we've got weapon specific ones special melee specific ones so you get a nice variety it's a suicide also cuz they're flaming train crashing into the platform here here you can see our heavy flame of one of our new enemy characters someone that's gonna be tough for the players to deal with so loads more stuff to show you coming up look out for zombie army for dead war coming early 2020 and check out two www.samael.org we