June 24, 2014 // 5:16 pm
- Beatshapers Founder and CEO Alexey Menshikov
announced alongside a fresh video that Z-Run is out today on PlayStation Vita.
To quote: Hi everyone. We're very pleased at Beatshapers to announce that Z-Run is out today on PS Vita. We initially announced Z-Run in 2013, but we've spent a lot of time refining the game to provide the best possible experience for the loyal PS Vita fanbase.
Z-Run thrusts you into a world that has fundamentally been overrun by a virus that has mutated people into flesh eating zombies that will do anything for their next meal.
Z-Run includes two game modes including a story and a survival mode, with the story mode seeing your chosen character attempting to escape the city one level at a time, while the survival mode tasks you to hold out for as long as you possibly can against the hordes of zombies with gradually increasing quantities of obstacles and zombies.
Our game features two characters, three unique environments, and twelve deadly weapons. There is a male (Alex) and female (Clair) character that can both be customized and upgraded via points that are earned from the XP and levelling up system, with the points being awarded for successfully completing a level.
The XP can be used to upgrade a wide range of player abilities, such as increasing maximum health and stamina, reducing damage from zombies, amongst other abilities.
Stamina adds a strategic element to the gameplay, as you balance between the effectiveness of a weapon and how much stamina it will expend; as you don't want to find yourself running low on stamina when surrounded by obstacles and zombies.
And where would you be in a zombie apocalypse without weapons? It's a good thing that your character will be totally equipped with pretty much every useful weapon to take down zombies or bash their brains in!
First up, there are slide-kicks that can be performed at any moment with minimal use of stamina, which are perfect for when you're out of ammo, while the melee attacks that are specific to each character naturally expends stamina, but packs one hell of a punch.
The weapons range from blunt weapons to firearms and blades. The blunt weapons consist of tubes, planks, baseball bats, and more besides, although they are categorized as expendable blunt weapons as they will degrade and break down into an unusable state after they have been used a few times, depending upon the weapon.
The firearms consist of handguns, a shotgun, and a crossbow, and are a great tactic for instantly dispensing of zombies that will use very little stamina, although the firearms do require ammo which can be collected during levels, while reloading will be performed automatically depending upon if you have any ammo left after the clip has run dry.
Blades consist of a katana and tanto, which are far more durable than the blunt weapons resulting in a larger period of time before the bladed weapon degrades into an unusable state.
Can you out-run the zombie apocalypse? Z-Run is available today for digital download via PlayStation Store.