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OMG HD Zombies comes to life on PS Vita this month!

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Hey everyone. Great news! After several hundred hours of hard work, we at Laughing Jackal are happy to share our latest PS Vita project with you: OMG HD Zombies!

If that name seems familiar it’s because OMG HD Zombies is a wholly revamped full-blooded PS Vita homage to our minis title, OMG-Z, which is still ranked in the Top 10 PSP games of all time on Metacritic.

If you missed OMG-Z the first time around, then you’ll need to know that a virus has sprung from a virulent fungus that causes its zombified victims to EXPLODE when attacked. That’s pretty cool in itself, but if any infected matter lands on another zombie then they explode too, causing a chain-reaction-tsunami of gore! Wise to this, your character is able to take down hordes of the undead with a single well-placed rifle round!

So, why remake OMG-Z? Well, due to the nature of minis, we were unable to add all the features we felt the first game deserved. So, the aim with OMG HD Zombies was to up the graphics, add trophies and Leaderboards and re-release on PS Vita. Easy, right?

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The problem was that once we started the project, I completely failed to shake this little voice at the back of my mind that kept saying, “c’mon Al, why not sneak in some more new stuff too?” And this is what we came up with:

  • More Graphics! – ALL menus, levels and zombies have been completely redrawn to take advantage of the PS Vita’s lovely OLED screen.
  • More Zombies! – We’ve thrown three new zombie classes into the mix and tripled all death animations. So…much…gore…
  • More Levels! – We’ve added 19 new levels and totally reworked all existing levels. That’s 100 new levels of zombie-slaying action!
  • More Upgrades! – 100 in total to be precise!
  • Trophies! – 12 bronze, silver and gold Trophies to unlock.
  • Leaderboards! – Compare scores with your PSN Friends or the best zombie slayers worldwide.
  • Touching! – Choose between traditional controls or the all-new touch method.
  • More Comics! – 2 brand new endings plus we reveal more of the game’s story in our extended comic book intro.
  • Prestige Mode! – Complete the game to 100% Platinum standard and receive a Leaderboard multiplier. “Prestige” up to 20 times for some truly HUGE scores!

Quite a feature list, eh? Effectively we’ve given you a sequel in all but name. Everything’s either brand new or reworked from scratch to provide the ultimate-zombie-slaying-thinking-gamer’s-shooter.

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OMG HD Zombies will be shuffling, zombie-style, onto PlayStation Store on 19th June 2013.

Join us!

You can find out more about OMG HD Zombies and Laughing Jackal, or subscribe to our weekly Blog’s RSS feed at our website: www.laughingjackal.co.uk. You can also find us under @Laughing_Jackal on Twitter, under Laughing Jackal Games, on Facebook and watch cool vids on our LaughingJackalGames Youtube Channel.

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MonieK_PL 7 June, 2013 @ 2:38 pm   1

Ahhh…. This Vita’s games :D

 
chrisboers 7 June, 2013 @ 2:41 pm   2

I originally got this mini through PS Plus WAY back then. Problem was, I was never really interested in playing those minis… Only now do I start to see what i missed… Flying Hamster, Velocity, and now OMG-Z. There really were some great gems in that set!

I have to wade through my set of minis, to see what else I missed! I look forward to seeing this in the HD remake when you release.

Good fortune with ironing out the last ripples (if any are left of course)~!

 
chrisboers 7 June, 2013 @ 2:42 pm   3

Oh, thank you for the ‘join us’ part. All posts should have a sergment like that. Really useful!

 
GynPLaYeR 7 June, 2013 @ 2:43 pm   4

How about better games fo PS Vita?

 
hayzink 7 June, 2013 @ 2:45 pm   5

@gynPLaYER

This is a good game.

 
miguel_fabio 7 June, 2013 @ 2:45 pm   6

great game. one of the games most made me spend my time on the psp.

But how hard must it be too contain an infection where the zombies explode lol any way i waiting for this :) any price yet?

    Ross Brierley 7 June, 2013 @ 2:51 pm    

    They only explode if you shoot them. Without you these vile undead creatures will rampage throughout the world turning their poor victims into rather explosive zombies.

 
ThugETH 7 June, 2013 @ 2:59 pm   7

Looks great! How much is it?

 
MaxDiehard 7 June, 2013 @ 3:02 pm   8

How much difference is there between this and the PlayStation Mobile version?

I need more incentive to get this other than 3 new zombies and Trophies, and I don’t care much for leaderboards.

 
BluSpykz 7 June, 2013 @ 3:23 pm   9

I’ve been really enjoying OMG-Z a lot recently. If OMG-HD-Z is an improvement, then it’s an instant buy.

Oh, and Ross; we share the same surname!

    Ross Brierley 7 June, 2013 @ 3:26 pm    

    Cool :) I’ve never actually met another Brierley (family aside of course :))

 
LieutenantFatman 7 June, 2013 @ 3:28 pm   10

Looks like good fun, and at £3, wow that is tempting. :)

 
ThugETH 7 June, 2013 @ 4:08 pm   11

At that price its day 1 thx for the time and effort it takes to bring great games like this to us!

 
dogwalker4000 7 June, 2013 @ 4:18 pm   12

I will probably pick this up. Was strangely addicting the 1st time round, enjoyed it a lot.

 
miguel_fabio 7 June, 2013 @ 6:24 pm   13

oh another thing i forgot to ask, any plans or ideas for a sequel?

    Ross Brierley 7 June, 2013 @ 6:36 pm    

    Not at the moment. We’re going to be moving on to some new games for our next few projects. Beyond that it might be possible :)

 
KingKjellboy 9 June, 2013 @ 11:22 am   14

Awesome! And fairly cheap. Maybe a bit too cheap for this game, which deserves more than that in my opinion. Thanks Laughing Jackals, for bringing this truly awesome game to PS Vita, and even with lots of added stuff to it. :D

 
chrisboers 18 June, 2013 @ 10:52 am   15

This game is launching tomorrow! If you want to know what trophies to expect, here is a full list on the OPC Forum:
http://community.eu.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-Trophy-Hoarders/OMG-HD-Zombies-Trophy-List/ta-p/19141524

 
LieutenantFatman 21 June, 2013 @ 11:28 am   16

I usually wait for some sort of sale for PSN games, but I had to buy this, looking forward to playing it in my lunch break. :)

 
theStoneSkull 21 June, 2013 @ 12:59 pm   17

I can’t see it in the store yet.. Australia should update the same time as UK, right?

 
theStoneSkull 21 June, 2013 @ 3:17 pm   18

OMG – i just saw in the store update blog that this isn’t available in australia (or new zealan or russia).. omg, why?