Stellar hack and slash, or a hack that deserves to be slashed?
No, not your usual restless undead. These zombies are the good guys, see? This retains the love-it-or-get-itthe-hell-away-from-me art style of Zoink Games’ last game, Stick It To The Man. But it’s a more actionorientated adventure, where 1-4 players hack and slash through levels together, Castle Crashers style.
To eat the brains of hapless townsfolk? I won’t do it!
Actually your MO is far sillier. Odin’s eye has been stolen, and you have to get it back. You’ll battle through areas like gingerbread swamps and the intestines of a giant snake. Zombie Vikings boasts over 40 sword types, and new characters included for Xbox One. Raz of Psychonauts fame even appears as the Raz-ombie (their “joke,” not ours).
Anything else new for XboxOne?
Raybjorn and Frostbjorn characters, another five versus levels and a behindthe-scenes making-of video. There’ll also be Xbox One-specific features like Hero Stats, which lets you compare your progress with friends, and all the extras that have been released in updates for other platforms.
Compare progress with friends? Do I even want ’em knowing I played this?
Castle Crashers is still great fun on Xbox One, and this looks to have enough clever ideas to make it a worthy co-op hack and slasher. Zombies get unique powers, like exploding muscles and grabby tentacles, and all the brain-eating you could want. If Zombie Vikings’ odd sense of humor is for you, it could be a multiplayer favorite. Will the making-of vid include the brainstorming session where they came up with this title?