Saber Interactive confirms that a bonus mission set in Tokyo will be available free post-launch.
World War Z, a co-op zombie shooter based on the film, is out next month, but it seems Saber Interactive has bigger plans for the game. Its new trailer showcases the Tokyo episode of the campaign, where players can travel to Japan to fight the horde there. The claustrophobic nature of the city makes it all the more perilous to fight in.
As for the whole “episodes” approach, Saber Interactive CEO Matthew Karch revealed, “We’ve had such a positive response to the content that we decided to expand the core game and make four episodes spanning eleven levels available at launch.” Tokyo’s episode will consist of two chapters, with a “bonus mission” releasing after launch for free. One would assume that other episodes taking place in locations like Moscow and New York would also be in line for additional missions down the line.
Otherwise, the fantasy of World War Z still looks appealing in its simplicity. Players choose from six different classes and must battle hundreds of zombies at once. Thanks to the developer’s Swarm Engine, the horde can either flow as one or separate to attack different targets. The game itself is out on April 16th for Xbox One, PS4, and PC, so stay tuned for more details that may emerge.