XSEED Games and Marvelous have announced their new simulation/action RPG DEADCRAFT and revealed that it will launch on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on May 19.
The game will be available for $24.99 for a standard edition and $39.99 for a Digital Deluxe edition which comes with the game and two DLC adventures. Pre-ordering on Nintendo eShop starting today will save you 10% on the standard and 15% on the Digital Deluxe while other platforms will get this same discount when they launch and until May 29, 2022.
If you want to check the game out now you can download a demo while those attending PAX East can also play it there.
Stare in wild wonder as the half-human, half-zombie protagonist Reid slices through foes on a quest for righteous vengeance! Wield his inhuman zombie powers to fend off enemies while searching the wasteland for answers to what happened to the only man he could trust. Build fantastical new armaments, conjure curious concoctions, or even grow and harvest zombie soldiers to stand by Reid’s side against whatever the apocalypse throws at him. It’s a dangerous world, and in order to stay alive Reid must take full advantage of the dead!
DEADCRAFT is the newest deadly and daring game from Marvelous’ First Studio, creators of DAEMON X MACHINA. As if a hail of meteors reducing earth to a barren wasteland wasn’t bad enough, the devastation released a mysterious virus that resurrected the dead. Ravaged by fire from the sky and the dead below, only a fraction of the human population remains, largely clustered into small outposts where power-hungry opportunists capitalize on the chaos. A rare survivor of exposure to the virus, part-zombie Reid is captured by the twisted Nebron, leader of the Ark. After escaping from the torture table into the surrounding wasteland, Reid is determined to return to the city and exact some apocalyptic justice.
The DEADCRAFT Deluxe Edition includes two DLC packs, “It Came from the Junkyard” and “Jessie’s Wasteland Wares”, both of which will arrive post-launch. “It Came from the Junkyard” pits Reid against a new threat named Revenant, whose sights are set on the Ark. In “Jessie’s Wasteland Wares,” players will step into the shoes of eccentric nurse Jessie as she sets up shop to raise funds for her beloved lady Duna. Both DLC packs will also be offered individually for $7.99 each upon release.
- Farm the Dead to Stay Alive ‒ Plant fresh corpses (or just a combination of limbs) into the ground and give them a little TLC until they sprout into an undead army of infantry, sentries, and more!
- Creeptastic Crafting ‒ Surviving the apocalypse sometimes means using whatever scraps one can find to make new weapons. Other times it means enlisting a loyal undead to assist in building and running an entire factory of grotesque machinery churning out an unholy amalgamation of survival items.
- Death-Defying Powers of the Undead ‒ Reid’s zombie side gives him a powerful advantage in a fight, allowing him to shield himself from danger or swat enemies away like annoying gnats. But as each devoured enemy pushes him closer to his zombie side, he’ll have to take care to maintain what little humanity he has left.
- Become a Savior…or a Scourge ‒ Help out other survivors to learn new recipes or abilities. But if Reid’s hard up for money or supplies, shake down a local and take it off them…as long as he doesn’t mind potentially becoming a wanted man.