Today, Saber Interactive announced World War Z: Aftermath, the ultimate co-op zombie shooter inspired by Paramount Pictures’ blockbuster film. World War Z: Aftermath is the next evolution of the original hit, World War Z, which recently celebrated 15 million players worldwide, featuring 4K|60 FPS gameplay on next-gen systems, a new melee combat system, new first-person mode, and full cross-play on consoles and PC.
Powered by the next generation of Saber’s dynamic Swarm Engine™, World War Z: Aftermath turns the tide of our fight for survival back against the undead. Join up to three friends or play on your own with AI teammates against hordes of ravenous zombies in intense story episodes across new zombie-ravaged locations around the world: Rome, Vatican City, and Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula.
Key features according to the press release are listed in detail below:
New Battles from a World at War: Play as both new and returning characters as you take the fight to the undead with a brutal new melee system, decimating zekes with unique moves, perks, and dual-wield weapon options like the sickle and cleaver. Fend off new undead monstrosities, including swarms of flesh-hungry rats that will unleash total chaos on your team.
The Next Generation of Zombie Action: Play in glorious 4K|60 FPS on next-gen systems. Endure endless waves of increasingly difficult zombies in the new Horde Mode XL game mode, exclusive to PC, PlayStation®5, and Xbox Series X|S, featuring hundreds of more zombies on screen than ever before possible (Horde Mode XL will arrive in a free post-launch update).
New First-Person Mode: Experience a heart-pounding new perspective with Aftermath’s immersive first-person mode option.
Deep Hero Progression: Level up eight unique classes — the Gunslinger, Hellraiser, Slasher, Medic, Fixer, Exterminator, Dronemaster, and all-new Vanguard-class — each with their own perks and playstyles. Customize your weapons to survive any challenge, and conquer new daily missions with special modifiers for bonus rewards.
The Complete World War Z Experience: Aftermath includes all content from World War Z: Game of the Year Edition, including full episodes in New York, Moscow, Marseille, and Tokyo.
Play With Friends Anywhere: Aftermath supports up to four-player co-op with full cross-play between consoles and PC.
World War Z: Aftermath will launch later this year on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC for $39.99, with backwards compatibility available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S at 4K|60 FPS. Players who own the original World War Z will be able to purchase Aftermath for $19.99 on their respective platforms. The deluxe edition will feature a bonus weapon pack, weapon skins, and four days of early access will be available for $49.99 ($29.99 for World War Z owners).
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