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A major expansion of Saber Interactive’s popular cooperative zombie shooter is on its way later this year, as announced during the live broadcast of IGN Expo. World War Z Aftermath adds a lot of new features that will likely fundamentally change the way the game is played.
The main one is a melee system combined with an interesting arsenal of weapons. We took a brief look at what I’m sure is an electrified shield that you can use to charge directly through hordes of zombies (I bet Brad Pitt wants me to have one of these in the movie version). The expansion involves three new locations: Rome, the Vatican City and the Kamchatka Peninsula.
Even more interesting is the addition of a first-person mode, a feature you won’t usually see added years after launch to a third-person shooter. The mode looks a bit annoying in the trailer (the player’s arms and arms look stiff from the closest angle), but that’s probably how I’d rather play it. World War Z Aftermath will also bring the game to current generation consoles with full cross-game support, meaning all of us who picked up the game for free at the Epic Games store can finally pair up with console friends.
The trailer did not give us an exact date, but we know it will arrive in 2021.