World War Z was originally released in 2019, but a recent reveal at E3 this year showed that an updated version called Aftermath would be releasing on both current and new consoles.
Developer Saber Interactive has released a new trailer that shows a whole bunch of new features you can expect to see in Aftermath.
Aftermath will include all of the content from the Game of the Year Edition of World War Z, bringing the total amount of maps up to an admirable twenty-three spread across seven episodes. The New York, Jerusalem, Moscow, Tokyo, Marseille, Rome, and Kamchatka episodes are all included in Aftermath. A new enemy type – swarms of rats – have also been added and you can now play the game in the first person (as it was previously only third person).
The melee system has also been completely revamped allowing for new perks, unique moves, and both dual-wielding and two-handed weaponry. This dovetails nicely with the new class – the Vanguard – who has an electrified shield that can be used to plow through enemies.
Even better – the game will run at 60 frames per second on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S|X. If you already own World War Z, it seems that these visual improvements will come as an update later this year too.
While we’ve yet to confirm local pricing, there is a discounted upgrade fee for those who own the original game.
World War Z: Aftermath is due for release later this year for PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Xbox Series S|X.