I’m sure there’s one main reason why Rebellion think you should get Zombie Army Trilogy on Nintendo Switch – uh, you’ll be giving them money that they need to stay open? – but from a players perspective, they’ve also come up with seven solid reasons to get this zombie battling co-op shooter on Nintendo’s handheld.
I’ve actually come with another good reason for them: it’ll help keep you occupied while you stay at home over the next few months?
The Switch release of Zombie Army Trilogy was announced earlier this month, and is coming out on 31st March. The game takes players back to 1945 to fight Hitler’s undead hordes across three campaigns, whether playing alone or in the drop-in, drop-out co-op for four players. It originally stemmed out of Sniper Elite V2, back in the day, taking the levels constructed for that game and repurposing them into two small mini-campaigns. The third was then the icing on the cake, a bespoke creation as Rebellion cooked up a trilogy release for PC and home consoles.
The company have really embraced the Nintendo Switch over the last year and a half, first porting Battlezone to the hybrid console, before including it on the roster for the Sniper Elite V2 Remastered release and bringing Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition to it last year. Zombie Army Trilogy continues that track record, tapping into a bunch of the console’s main features like local wireless co-op, motion controls, Pro Controller and HD Rumble support.
Reviewing its original release on PS4, Xbox One and PC in 2015, I wrote in our review:
“Zombie Army Trilogy knows what it wants to be, a straightforward zombie sniping game that lacks any real pretensions or delusions of grandeur. Parts of the trilogy are showing their age and difficulty spikes can sap away the fun, but steel yourself for a challenge, get some mates together and there’s plenty to like about it.”
Of course, you might prefer something a tad more modern, and Rebellion released Zombie Army 4: Dead War just last month for PS4, Xbox One and PC. With new player abilities and weapon mods, alongside more refined level design, I said:
“If you like shooting zombies with friends, then Zombie Army 4: Dead War is the game for you. There’s a few new twists and several layers of progression now thrown into the mix, as you battle undead Nazis once again, but this is classic undead sniping action through and through.”
Source: press release