Nostalgia is all the rage these days, especially when it comes to video games of yesteryear. Sometimes that means resurrecting old properties for a brand new generation. The concept of resurrection is especially on point in this case, as Lucasfilm Games and Dotemu announced they will release the classic game Zombies Ate My Neighbors and its sequel on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC this year.
LucasArts’ and Konami’s Zombies Ate My Neighbors first came out in 1993. It follows Zeke and Julie as they attempt to save their hometown from the undead, along with various other spooky creatures. The game is a hotbed of horror movie references and got quite violent at times, too. (Europe and Australia censored the grisliest parts of the game.) Though not a huge commercial success, Zombies Ate My Neighbors has a cult status. Its sequel, Ghoul Patrol, came out in 1994. Both games were available on SNES and Sega Mega Drive and Genesis consoles.
According to Polygon, where we first learned about the news, the updated games come with modern features. This includes a quick-save system, achievements, and even behind-the-scenes galleries and interviews with the original developers. As with the original, there are single-player and two-player options.
The best part about all of this? The resurrected games won’t set you back too much. Zombies Ate My Neighbors and Ghoul Patrol will be available digitally as a bundle for only $14.99. You can scoop it up in the Nintendo Switch eShop, the PlayStation Store, the Xbox Games Store, Steam, or on GOG.com. Limited Run Games will also release physical editions of the games, although we don’t have details about that just yet.
Get ready to delve back into all that 16-bit glory when Zombies Ate My Neighbors and Ghoul Patrol hit the aforementioned stores on June 29.