Following in the slipstream of HBO's The Last of Us trailer, Splatter Zombiecalypse Now makes it quite the 24 hours for zombie news. Unlike Ellie and Joel's foray into the realms of live action, however, this Untold Tales / Dreamworlds collaboration does have a release date, as the zombie-hunting rampage begins on October 7th.

Looking at the above trailer, we would say that the fact Splatter was announced within 24 hours of TLoU — and the fact that they are both concerning all things undead — is as far as the comparison can be stretched (no Clickers here!). Splatter is billed as "a film noir cross retro top-down zombie shooter", and while the trailer only lightly shows the former of these elements (maybe apart from some shadows), the latter half is worn proudly on its brain-covered sleeve.

There doesn't seem to be anything here that is going to necessarily reinvent the wheel, but oftentimes that's all we need from a zombie shooting game. In cases like these, the visuals usually need to shine through as the game's main pull; but from the trailer, it looks like Splatter Zombiecalypse Now uses its film noir-esque look to give off a kind of iOS game aesthetic that you might see advertised on Facebook instead of the visual interest achieved by other top-down shooters of late such as Colt Canyon and Archvale.

Putting this aside (we've only seen the trailer, after all) the game promises a good range of features to make your zombie killing that extra bit more fulfilling:

- Challenging fights against all kinds of zombies and monsters
- Film-noir single-player campaign complete with fully voiced dialogue and cutscenes
- Unique bosses, vehicles and a variety of side missions
- Light and shadow add tactical layers to battles
- Destructible physics-based environments and upgradeable weapons that gain new abilities and features with each level
- Arcade game modes with online leaderboards pit you against your friends' scores
- Local multiplayer for up to 4 players
- Last but certainly not least: lots and lots of action

Splatter Zombiecalypse Now will release on the Switch eShop next month for £7.19 / $7.99 / 7.99 € (hey, who said that the apocalypse had to be expensive?).

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