Return to the Nightmare - Tactical Zombie Horror 'Dead Age 2' Set For Release in Early June (PC)

Together with indie developer Silent Dreams, we are thrilled to announce that the next game to join the fan-favourite Dead Age franchise - Dead Age 2 - is set to launch in Early Access for Windows PC via Steam and GOG on June 3, 2020. (Dead Age currently has a "Very Positive" rating on Steam by over 3000 user reviews.)

Blending survival, management, and role-playing game genres with elements of rogue-like gameplay and turn based combat, Dead Age 2 will let you experience an all-new story of human survival in a world torn asunder by a terrifying zombie onslaught. Engage in combat situations that can result in permanent death, gather resources, and make decisions that will lead you to one of six unique endings as you make your way through a land of horrors. With new features, including an all new story, a new free-to-explore open-world map, new vehicles, an advanced combat system, and a new, upgradable 3D base, Dead Age 2 will satisfy your zombie-smashing cravings like never before.

Building on the strengths of the original Dead Age - which currently has a "Very Positive" rating on Steam by over 3000 user reviews - players can expect improvements across the board to the mechanics that drew thousands of players to the franchise. Dead Age 2 introduces a new, open world where players can explore unique indoor and outdoor environments, and additional exciting ways to reach over 80 locations including boats, trains, and other vehicles for faster travel. A new, advanced combat system will make the survivors a deadly match against enemies, and an upgradeable 3D base will provide players with the tools they need to survive and thrive, such as a crafting room for creating helpful items and a radio station to help them locate essential supplies.


  • A Brave New (Open) World: A new feature for the franchise, players can now freely explore the open-world map, limited only by walking distance as well as the number of resources that will keep them alive until they reach one of the 80 destinations. New indoor locations, including desolate hospitals, life-saving bunkers, eerie schools, and resource-rich army supply stores, as well as a return to the barren wilderness, bring a new depth to the struggle for survival.

  • Home, Sweet Home (Base): Dead Age 2 introduces the Advanced Base Management System. Players can increase their chances of survival by assigning tasks to survivors on their team, such as crafting essential items, building and upgrading stations used to improve defense and the quality of life at their base. Growing your base will unlock advanced crafting recipes that will improve craftable items and resource yield.

  • We're All In This Together: As the undead apocalypse progresses, new factions of survivors spring up: the merciless Military, the devious Smugglers, and branches of independent civilians who have banded together to survive. Players must visit these factions’ outposts, take on missions and make quick decisions during events to gain their favor (or gain new enemies) through an all-new Faction Reputation System. Gaining the support of the factions will improve trade relations in order to purchase upgraded faction gear and unlock new endings.

  • Upgraded Combat: A new and improved combat system allows players to strategically place their combatants with new front and back row positioning. With the ability to use up to 24 skills and execute powerful knock-back attacks in battle, players are more powerful than ever as they engage deadly flesh-eating zombies and other survivors hell-bent on taking their resources for themselves. Random events now appear in 3D, adding a terrifying layer to the spine-chilling battles.

Dead Age 2 will be available for Windows PC in Early Access via Steam and GOG on June 3, 2020. Players can wishlist the game by visiting the official Dead Age 2 Steam store page, here:

7. April 2020, von Alex 'Alex B.' Börner

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