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Dead Nation To Support Offline And Online Co-op At Launch

Who wants to kill zombies alone? Sounds like a two-man job.

Dead Nation will be lurching and shuffling its way onto the PlayStation Network soon, and you'll be happy to know that it'll launch with online co-op play. As revealed at the PlayStation Blog, Housemarque's highly anticipated downloadable thriller will feature offline and online co-op and you should be thankful, because the online bit wasn't originally intended to come immediately. But the developers have succeeded in squeezing it in (working 16-hour days helped) so now you'll be able to experience all the insane entertainment with other players, right from the bloody get-go. They're also boasting of "big gameplay levels with tons of replay value" along with a "weapon upgrade system and cool weapons to bring a new tactical dimension to the gameplay." Well, tactical or not, there are still zombies, and we still wanna mow 'em down any way we can.

Who's looking forward to this one? The PSN can always benefit from quality, crowd-pleasing titles, and all gamers know it's fun to annihilate the walking dead.  It's an a priori truth.

Related Game(s): Dead Nation

Tags: dead nation, psn, dead nation coop, housemarque

10/8/2010 10:36:10 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (16 posts)

Underdog15
Friday, October 08, 2010 @ 11:03:47 AM
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Offline co-op? I almost forgot that even existed. I got excited about MW2 being offline co-op... but then that didn't apply for the campaign.

I wonder why people are so scared to co-op their campaign mode these days. Glad to hear some titles keep that alive.

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swapnilgyani
Friday, October 08, 2010 @ 11:04:03 AM
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How fondly I remember those countless hours I and my buddy put into House of the Dead co-op - playing the same thing over and over and over again.

"Sophie....!!!!"

Hope this one will be as much fun...

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kevinater321
Friday, October 08, 2010 @ 11:13:03 AM
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Is this psn exclusive?

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Godslim
Friday, October 08, 2010 @ 11:56:20 AM

yeh

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chedison
Friday, October 08, 2010 @ 11:24:01 AM
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I'll definitely be purchasing this. Mainly because of the co op.

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, October 08, 2010 @ 12:07:22 PM
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L4D1/2 gives me my Zombie killing co-op fix but kudos to all of you without a moderately priced PC.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, October 08, 2010 @ 1:09:24 PM
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I like zombies, but top down isn't my thing.

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gungrave
Friday, October 08, 2010 @ 6:50:46 PM

That's what she said :)

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Jawknee
Friday, October 08, 2010 @ 1:38:11 PM
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Woohoo, this game looks like loads of fun. Can't wait.

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Naztycuts
Friday, October 08, 2010 @ 1:59:36 PM
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What makes this game any different than Zombie Apocalypse? We need a ps3 equivalent to L4D I think. Why is it so hard to make innovative zombie games? World at War still holds the crown for best zombie gameplay in my experiences. If you've played one top down shooter you've pretty much played them all.

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Jawknee
Friday, October 08, 2010 @ 2:57:05 PM

Well, i played the Zombie Apocalypse demo and it wasn't fun. The trailers for this game alone mane the game look a whole lot better.

I do agree most top down shooters are the same though.

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Naztycuts
Friday, October 08, 2010 @ 4:39:47 PM

Yeah man I just dont understand why they didnt choose a different perspective, top down shooters usually aren't fun for very long nowadays, it would've been a day 1 purchase for me had it been FPS or TPS.

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Jawknee
Friday, October 08, 2010 @ 5:30:20 PM

It looks humorous and the lighting is great. The lighting alone sold me on this game. The atmosphere is pretty darn good for a top down shooter.

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RebelJD
Friday, October 08, 2010 @ 5:06:54 PM
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I was glad to hear about this news; Dead Nation Online Co-Op. My brother and I have been on a hunt to find the best Online Co-Op games on the PS3, now that we both have a PS3 of our own.

I agree that the PS3 can benefit with more quality-exclusive downloadable games. More PSN exclusives that is, seems the Minis just don't get the job done ay?

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Beamboom
Friday, October 08, 2010 @ 5:45:41 PM

Best coop games on the ps3 so far, imo, is Saints Row 2 (if you can survive the humor) and burnout paradise. They are very different kind of games but with excellent coop features both from a technical and gameplay perspective.

Other than that the ps3 is sadly graced with a rather sorry bunch of mediocre coop'ers. It's like "network gaming" was something they discovered yesterday ("hooray, lets make... death match and ctf, y'all!"). However Lost Planet 2 actually deserves honourable mention. It's not that bad at all when played in coop There are some memorable moments where you actually do have to cooperate. :) Not to mention some reaaally mean huge son'of'a'bosses.

Resistance2 *Could* have been fun had it not been for one of the most idiotic concept ideas ever: Lets force everyone to run in circles at least four times on the same map before getting to the next. Yeah.

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___________
Saturday, October 09, 2010 @ 1:52:51 AM
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i was sooooooooooo excited for this game, always been a massive fan of the humble arcade zombie shooter!
that is till i found out its top down.
WHY GOD, OH WHY??????????????????????
tis one thing move really needs, a good old zombie arcade game, ala what the wii has house of the dead trilogy.
really enjoyed house of the dead overkill, would be the perfect game to add move support too!

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