Scavenge, Build, Defend, Survive, on Consoles
Telltale Publishing has teamed up with The Fun Pimps to bring their survival horde crafting game to console players starting next month. 7 Days to Die will release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for the first time June 28th. This North America release will include both digital and retail product. Europe will also have access to the digital version at this time, but those seeking a retail copy will have to wait until July 1st.
Fan’s of Telltale’s The Walking Dead series will be excited to learn that the bonus for pre-ordering 7 Days to Die from the usual outlets (GameStop, Best Buy, GAME, and Amazon) provides some satisfying fan service. Players who pre-order the game are granted exclusive access to 5 character skins the Telltale’s series, including protagonists Michonne and Lee Everett. No mention of Clementine, but fingers crossed.
An open-world survival game (which are currently all the rage), 7 Days to Die takes place in a post-apocalyptic setting. Everything has been destroyed by a third world war and subsequent zombie plague. Players must scavenge supplies and survive amidst the resulting chaos.
One of the things that sets 7 Days to Die apart from other zombie survival games is the addition of mining, crafting, and tower defense aspects. Players must find and fortify a base to ride out the horde every 7 days when the blood moon appears. The zombies start out slow in the daylight, but shed their shambling gait for terrifying night-time encounters. The appearance of the blood moon increases their ferocity.
I’d overlooked this game in my Steam list for some time. In my mind it got looped in with another survival crafting hybrid, but having been reacquainted with it, I’m kicking myself for not getting with the program earlier.
7 Days to Die is currently available for Windows, Mac OS X, and SteamOS and Linux in Early Access on the Steam platform, just in case you can’t wait for the console release.