State of Decay Unleashes the Mother of All Zombie Outbreaks on Xbox One

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After turning in a surprise-hit release on Xbox 360 and PC last year, State of Decay, the open-world zombie apocalypse survival simulator from Undead Labs, is officially in development for Xbox One.

State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition, scheduled to release on PC and Xbox One during the spring of 2015, will contain the full original game bundled together with the Breakdown and Lifeline DLC add-ons, all remastered in 1080p with updated animations, effects, textures and UI. Additional content like brand new mission types, music, vehicles and weapons will also be included.

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State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition will be available digitally via Steam and Xbox Live, and at retail, for $29.99/₤19.99/€29.99. The original release is on weekend sale for only five bucks on Steam this very moment, but at this point you might as well wait until the new and improved version drops. If you have the patience to wait that long.

Xbox Live’s Major Nelson and Jeff Strain of Undead Labs share early details about the Year-One Survival Edition in this video introduction:

The following information from a Microsoft press fact sheet goes into even greater detail about some of the enhancements and content additions.

– All ‘first-year’ content completely remastered: The original “State of Decay,” along with major add-ons “Breakdown” and “Lifeline” are fully-remastered in stunning 1080p. Improved lighting, textures, and shadows bring the faded beauty of Trumbull Valley and the city of Danforth to life like never before. Animations and combat mechanics are completely over-hauled to add a new level of intensity and action. Hundreds of a smaller improvements to core game systems make “State of Decay: Year-One Edition” a must-have for Xbox One and PC.

Xbox One additions:
– Community Challenges and Rewards
– Individual Rewards
– Game DVR

New content: More than you can pack into a single backpack, “State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition” has enough content to satiate new and old fans alike:

– New Mission Type: Cleo Drop
Mysterious military-looking supply crates are dropping into remote areas across all maps, and their beacons seem to attract massive hordes of zombies. If you’ve got the firepower, you can pick up some of the rarest and most powerful equipment in the game.

– New vehicles: SUV…and more
The new SUV sets a new standard for durability, and it doesn’t end there — brand-new vehicle skins are distributed across all maps.

– Unlocking Heroes: Lifeline Roster
Your favorite characters from “Lifeline” can now be unlocked in “Breakdown” with a new set of Challenges. Hop into the familiar boots of Hawkes, Kilo, and Vince … or take control of the previously unplayable Kelly “Sasquatch” Eldridge.

– New weapons: Under-barrel attachments and Incendiary Ammo
Now if you find the right weapons, you can switch to an under-barrel grenade launcher or a masterkey shotgun on your assault rifle … or load incendiary ammunition into any shotgun, and take out crowds of zombies without even switching weapons.

– New Music
Featuring 30 minutes of intense new music from award winning composer Jesper Kyd.

– Community Improvements
The facility actions from ‘Lifeline’ now show up in every version of the game, including ammo-refilling and snack-making at your base. NPC Enclaves are also getting a makeover, making it easier to trade and build trust with them.

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