World War Z was originally a post apocalyptic horror novel by author Max Brooks that came out way back in 2006. The novel was a series of interviews and individual accounts collected by an agent of the government to document the fight against the zombie plague that had devastated the planet.
Now, the title has become a catch-all term for an entire franchise. In 2013, Paramount Pictures and Brad Pitt’s production company Plan B Entertainment released the World War Z film, an action horror movie that bared little resemblance to the novel before it. Despite receiving middling critical reviews, the film was a box office hit and reinvigorated interest Max Brook’s novel and the universe they had created.
That success has carried the franchise through a mobile game and a deal for a sequel starring Brad Pitt with David Fincher in the director’s chair. But it seems the public still hasn’t had enough World War Z. Last year, developer Saber Interactive revealed their latest project: a game based on the film version of World War Z.
Saber Interactive has some impressive credits, ranging from remasters like the anniversary edition of Halo CE, to Quake Champions, to another adaptation from Hollywood, a game version of the film R.I.P.D.
Today, they released a new gameplay trailer, their first trailer since the original reveal. World War Z – Stories In Moscow, explores one of the regions available for exploration in depth.
Below is the full trailer:
The graphics are pretty impressive, and Moscow looks like it will provide plenty of interesting wintery landscape for players to traverse. The gameplay seems to mostly be hunkering down with barricades and traps and blasting hordes of zombies as they barrel towards you at alarming speeds.
According to their webpage, the game will offer single player as well as up to 4-player co-op, and Moscow won’t be the only region to explore. The page boasts that Jerusalem and New York will be two of the other available areas to explore.
World War Z, the game, is set to come out sometime this year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.