Releasing in just two days' time on Nintendo Switch is Dawn of Survivors, an online-based zombie survival game that could turn out to be something of a steal thanks to its low price point.
The game is a survival of the fittest, with each player scavenging for resources in the wastelands of a zombie apocalypse. From decaying cities to dark forests, players must fight through hordes of zombies, raid other players’ sanctuaries, search for food, craft weapons and armour, and build shelters. You'll need to prepare quickly, too, because as soon as the sun rises, so do the dead.
Each player starts in the same boat, playing through early guided tasks to pick up standard supplies. From there, you're left to gather more resources and face off against the relentless danger; you need to plan and build your defenses, trade materials with other characters, and come up with the best ways to survive. You can get a decent head start by signing up your email when you first load the game, as you'll instantly receive a code to redeem a free starter pack of weapons and equipment.
Here's a feature list to tell you more about it:
SCAVENGE FOR RESOURCES - Scavenge the wastelands for resources. You’ll search for supplies and materials in this cruel, undead world. Everything can be used to help you survive.
MASSIVE, DYNAMIC WORLD -Explore massive city landscapes, abandoned labs, hidden crash sites, and dark forests. The dead are everywhere!
FIGHT HORDES OF ZOMBIES - Face a variety of countless zombies, each with their own abilities.
UNLOCK WEAPONS AND TOOLS - Unlock and craft a massive assortment of weapons and tools, from swords to automatic rifles.
PVP - Take on players from around the world. Raid their shelters for resources, but be ready to defend your own home. The fight to survive never ends.
We've had a quick go ourselves and feel that this could well be a winner - a $2 price point seems like a no-brainer (no pun intended) if you're at all interested in the genre. It's worth noting, too, that this is an online-only experience, with a subscription to Nintendo's Switch Online service required.
The game launches on 18th April and will be available directly from the Nintendo Switch eShop. Make sure to share your initial thoughts with us in the comments below.