I remember when Star Fox was released in 1993. It was the first time I saw 3D graphics. It blew my mind. I've just felt that same feeling while watching the trailer and game footage for the new World War Z game.
Sure, it's just a cynical corporate cash-in job, but the graphics are incredible. Seriously, they are on par with some lower-end PC games. But the really surprising think is that the game is only available on iOS and Android. It's basically a game for your cell phone. When I first got a cell phone the only game I had on it was Snake (not even Snake II). Kids have it so good nowadays...
The game is now available for download for $4.99, which looks like a bit of a bargain, although I can imagine these movie tie-in games don't have a long playtime.
Amy Powell, President of Paramount Digital Entertainment, delivered the usual marketing spiel:
We loved the rich world that the filmmakers created, and are thrilled to tell a story that runs parallel to its film counterpart. We wanted to give audiences a chance to truly live the movie in this story-based game.
While Chip Sineni of Phosphor Games added something of more substance:
We were excited to be able to use the cutting-edge Unreal Engine 3 to bring World War Z to life. Our goal was to build Paramount a AAA game, and with that came all our favorite bells and whistles, like ambient occlusion lighting, multipass blended textures, and hordes of enemies to fight.
It really does look good, although how well it plays is another issue. Check out the trailer and game footage below:
You can watch the zombie apocalypse for real when World War Z debuts on June 21st.
What do you think? Were you impressed by what you saw? Will you be downloading the World War Z game?