The first full business week of 2015 is steadily coming to a close, and things are already starting to gain momentum in the world of Zombie-based games. Earlier today, we caught wind of the Steam Anime Sale going down this weekend, and we end the day talking about the lot of zombies games, and the potential best Super Bowl commercial that’s inbound in several weeks. Go ahead and get your favorite beverage ready: it’s time for another edition of Gaming Daily.
Bud Light get’s Super Bowl ready with this life-size Pac-Man maze.
A massive maze-like structure appeared in the LA Fashion District yesterday, courtesy of the esteemed brewing establishment Bud Light. It looks like for the sake of an immensely impressive Super Bowl commercial, the beer company manufactured a life size Pac-Man maze, complete with life-size ghosts and pac-dots. The national audience will more than likely be rather entertained by this commercial for the scale of this stunt alone, but I could only imagine how ecstatic Pac-Man Jones is about the choice in game.
The Super Bowl commercial is titled “Coin” and features a man being alerted via a beer bottle message to go outside. Upon reaching where no gamer has gone before, he’s greeted by a gigantic coin. Upon inserting the coin into a giant slot, a giant Pac-Man game commences, thus giving us one of the top Super Bowl commercials of the year. Have we really gotten to this point: where we’re anticipating the Super Bowl commercials more so than the actual game? Unless the Green Bay Packers are playing, in my case, absolutely.
Dying Light shows off Evolve-like 4v1 mode.
While Turtle Rock Studios decided to take what they learned from their success making zombie-based games and apply it to a fresh new concept absent of the undead, the folks at Techland decided to expand on the genre they already made their staple in, making Dying Light basically a much more polished and robust take on the open-world post-apocalyptic foundation they laid with Dead Island. That said, the new “Be The Zombie” component that’s being touted in the video above looks like a ton of fun, and should definitely fill the void– at least as far as zombies go– that exited the gaming world with the Left 4 Dead series.
Dying Light is scheduled to hit stores January 27, 2015, and should do rather well since it’s release window isn’t too cluttered. Let’s see if Techland can was the filthly test of Dead Island: Riptide out of our mouths with this one.
Zombie Army Trilogy is heading to next-gen consoles.
You guessed it: more zombie stuff! One of the most enjoyable parts of the Sniper Elite series has always been the zombie component. In fact, the zombie expansions were so good for this series, that they became their own standalone titles. Today, Sniper Eilte deveopler Rebellion announced Zombie Army Trilogy for the PS4, Xbox One and PC. Due out in “early 2015,” the trilogy will feature Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army, the stand-alone expansion from Sniper Elite V2, and a brand spanking new third installment to the series.
Zombie Army Trilogy will also include 15 missions spread across three campaigns, with five horde maps that all feature four player cooperative play. The game is available for pre-order on Steam right now for $45, and a special “loyalty discount” will be offered to those who own the first two games.
That about wraps it for Thursday’s Gaming Daily. Always keep it parked here on Nerdist for all of the juicy video game developments, and to chat about our beloved medium, I’m only one tweet away: @Malik4play.