World War Z Is The Next Co-op Zombie Shooter

Saber Interactive and Paramount Pictures made a pretty big announcement during The Game Awards 2017, revealing that there's a co-op, third-person shooter in the works for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC in 2018. The trailer reveals what the environments will be like and where players will travel, along with a small hint at what the frantic gameplay will be like.

The trailer is only a minute long, and it starts with a voiceover talking about how the walls couldn't keep the zombies out. There was hope that the freezing cold would slow them down, but it didn't. And they were hoping that the military would stop them, but they couldn't.

Multiple voiceovers explain that they were left all alone and that "they just keep coming". In between this time we get to see a number of scenarios that players will presumably be able to visit in World War Z. This includes streets barricaded with tanks and debris, a bar that seemingly seems flooded with snow, and the iconic plane scene from the movie.

In fact, the scene with the carrier looks so ominous, with the cabin lights being on in the cockpit and the side door being open, while the ramp in the back of the plane is also lowered. The entire airport is empty while a thunder storm rages overhead.

In between, we get a few other shots of some remote and unoccupied locations, including a gas station, city ruins, and subway stations.

Things eventually get a lot more intense when we get a scene of a snow-covered train station where the camera moves through a tunnel that eventually gets flooded with the infected, almost looking like something out of 28 Days Later.

What's interesting here is that the zombie behavior in World War Z. The game is identical to how it was portrayed in the movie. We see hundreds of zombies running aggressively toward the camera. For the group that are unable to make it through the gate opening, they begin climbing over the wall.

Another impressive shot features an overhead flyby of the city streets that are filled to the brim with zombies. Not only that, but they race all throughout the city streets and can even be seen leaping from the top of the building to the ground below. Helicopters fly overhead while surveying the area.

Another shot, showcasing what looks like a Middle-East town being overrun with zombies is put on display. Across the bridges, through the ravines, and over the walls, the horde of the infected are identical to how they were portrayed in World War Z the movie from back in 2013.

We eventually get to see other players shooting at the hordes in Russia, and what looks like New York. Fans of Left 4 Dead and Killing Floor will likely feel right at home.

The zombies look absolutely overwhelming, so it will be interesting to see how that turns out in the full game when it launches in 2018 for the PS4, Xbox One and on Steam for PC. There's a mailing list on the official website, so if you want to stay tuned in for future updates on the game you can.

Will Usher

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend.