Today, ladies and gentlemen, I would like to confirm that Dead Nation does have an online co-op mode! You will be able to team up with your friends, either sharing the couch or via the PlayStation Network, and take on the undead invasion. Check out this new Know your Enemy trailer:
Originally, online co-op wasn’t going to be included as a launch feature as the schedule and resources didn’t allow it. However, after many late night testing sessions and long talks with Sony, we decided that this was a must-have feature and it would be unfair on you if we launched without it. At this point our coders went from 12 hour working days to 16 hour days, as well as weekends. Fortunately, I think what we came up works really well.
The online co-op fully matches the offline experience. Enjoy the no-compromise co-op experience with hundreds of on-screen zombies, huge explosions and bloody entrails scattered everywhere, if you’re good enough!In addition to the coders working non-stop, the designers and artists felt it was only fair to throw themselves into the mix to create big gameplay levels with tons of replay value, adding a weapon upgrade system and cool weapons to bring a new tactical dimension to the gameplay.
Dead Nation is released exclusively on the PSN later this year. Watch this space for further info…