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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BRAINTREE, UK – 07/02/2014
Laughing Jackal have announced that
OMG Zombies - a port of their monstrously popular PS Vita
OMG HD Zombies – is lurching inexorably towards its
Steam release date of Thursday 13
th February, priced at $4.99.
OMG Zombies is the hugely addictive
‘kind-of-sequel’ to the critically acclaimed
OMG-Z, ranked in Metacritic’s
top 10 PSP games of all time
and their #1 PSP Action game.
A hugely addictive chain-reaction shooter with a stylish
monochrome art style, in
OMG Zombies you must use a few well-placed bullets to
destroy huge zombie hordes.
This level of destruction is possible due to the accidental
release of a virus derived from parasitic fungi which causes its
zombified victims to EXPLODE when attacked. If any infected
matter lands on
another zombie then they explode too, causing a
chain-reaction of gore!
OMG Zombies’ puzzling gameplay requires you to
observe shambling hordes of undead, picking the best moment and
position to take your shot, unleashing maximum destruction. As an
elite Riot Cop you must carve a path through the outbreak and reach
the military base from which it began. Your path through the city
will diverge depending on how skilfully you clear each level.
Now Steam users finally have their chance to paint the town
1000s of zombies! – Each of our 8 zombie
classes destroys its fellow walkers in a unique way, from random
gunfire to electric shocks!
100 levels! – From Redfield City centre to
the rural outskirts and a secret military base. Unlock diverging
levels depending on your performance.
100 Upgrades –Unlock medals to increase your
ammo, power up explosive barrels or increase the death effects of
Show off your Skills – 12 varied trophies to
unlock, drawing on all your zombie-slaying skills.
Prestige Mode – Complete the game to 100%
“Platinum” standard to Prestige Mode and receive a
Leaderboard multiplier. “Prestige” up to 20 times
for truly HUGE scores!
When released on PlayStation Vita,
OMG HD Zombies was a big hit with the gaming press.
PushSquare awarded it 8/10,
“If you missed out on this clever take on the zombie
apocalypse the first time around, then OMG HD Zombies! is a must
buy. The fresh undead types and overhauled visuals will offer
something new for seasoned slayers, while the sheer satisfaction of
the core gameplay loop will delight newcomers.”
The Sixth Axis also gave it
“Overall OMG HD Zombies is a great title by Laughing
Jackal. The simple aesthetic hides a game that requires you to
think before you act, and to conserve your supplies. When a chain
is successful it feels great, and those rare occasions where you
get 100% clearance are very satisfying.”
Shopto agreed, calling
OMG HD Zombies:
“...the perfect quick play game for the
Established in 2005, Laughing Jackal are the developer of
PlayStation minis such as
Ace Armstrong vs. the Alien Scumbags,
Stellar Attack , Cubixx, Orbit, the
Fighting Fantasy series of gamebooks and the award-winning
zombie chain reaction puzzler
OMG-Z. Their first PlayStation®3 game, the critically
Cubixx HD, is out now on the PSN and they have recently
Hungry Giraffe and
OMG HD Zombies on PlayStation Vita. Laughing
Jackal’s latest project, a Roguelike firefighting game called
Flame Over is currently in development for Vita and