Giant robots have taken over Sweden, and the Swedes will not let it stand! In Avalanche Studios’ new Generation Zero, you can play solo or co-op in a foggy and dangerous post-apocalyptic Norse landscape, collecting loot and looking out for bots to snipe.
If there’s one piece of advice I have for anyone thinking of getting into the video game journalism career, it’s this first and foremost: “learn how to spell ‘post-apocalyptic’ because you’ll be typing it a lot.” A thinkpiece went up on Kotaku today asking why so many video games take place in post-apocalyptic settings. There’s a simple and obvious answer to that….it’s much harder to populate your game with deadly monsters and things to shoot if civilization is INTACT.
So if we want to fill an action game with the elements that MAKE it an action game, we’re stuck with post-apocalyptic settings. That doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to mix it up. Generation Zero takes place not in the future, but in the past. The rise of the machines is happening in the 1980s. The story is under wraps, but we’re guessing the robots came from space since it’s unlikely a Betamax could turn against you.
Experience an explosive game of cat and mouse set in a vast open world. In this reimagining of 1980s Sweden, hostile machines have invaded the serene countryside, and you need to fight back while unravelling the mystery of what is really going on. By utilizing battle tested guerrilla tactics, you’ll be able to lure, cripple, or destroy enemies in intense, creative sandbox skirmishes.
Go it alone, or team-up with up to three of your friends in seamless co-op multiplayer. Collaborate and combine your unique skills to take down enemies, support downed friends by reviving them, and share the loot after an enemy is defeated.
Generation Zero will be out for Playstation 4, XBox One and PC on March 26.