If modern games has taught us one thing, it is that during the inevitable zombie apocalypse we have a better chance of survival if we stick together as a co-op foursome. Left 4 Dead had the right idea, as does How to Survive 2, now coming to consoles in February.
Survive 2 is the sequel to the popular How to Survive, that received a strong 4 out of 5 in our Co-Optimus review, but this time up to four players can build a camp and fight the hordes, either online or offline. The game is already available on PC, but the latest announcement is that the game is out sometime next month on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Although the date of release may not be known, for some reason they have told us the price; $14.99/ €14.99 / £ 11.99.
If you decide to pre-order the game you will receive two pieces of DLC that will unlock headgear, weapons and, more importantly, pets that your characters can equip (how do you equip a pet?) 505 Games have provided more information on what Survive 2 brings to the undead party as well as a video showing off some 4 player co-op gameplay:
- Multiplayer: Invite up to 16 players to access your camp and 4 of you can play together simultaneously.
- Randomized environments: from the unforgiving bayous of the Mississippi Delta to the abandoned streets of New Orleans’ French Quarter.
- Character customization: customize your own looks and learn new and different skills to specialize as you level up and equip with scavenged and handcrafted armor, tools and weapons.
- Teamwork: all players can contribute to a bigger, better camp and can perform co-op actions and strategies.
- Survival: If the hordes of undead humans and animals don’t kill you, thirst or exhaustion will.
- Crafting: new deeper crafting system will allow you to use items and materials to create hundreds of items, tools and weapons to upgrade your character and your base camp.
- Camp building: secure your shelter choosing from a wide upgradeable variety of traps, barricades, obstacles and workshops that will unlock new recipes and allow you to create more materials and items.