Can’t Wait: Trailer for “State of Decay”, releases in June 2013

State of Decay is an open-world zombie survival title from Undead Labs, who has just confirmed a June 2013 release. Looking at the trailer, this game looks to be like nothing we’ve ever played before (in the genre, at least), something the game’s description from UL’s website confirms:

State of Decay is an open sandbox world that develops in real-time, dynamically generating content based on your actions, the choices you make, and the ever-increasing zombie threat. Decide where you’d like to set up a fortified safe haven for you and other survivors you’ve rescued, then form raiding parties to gather resources and create supply chains. Use the materials you’ve gathered to develop your community as you see fit, but be careful — resources will deplete as you pillage areas, and zombies are attracted to noise and activity. Take up the offensive by assaulting hordes before they reach your settlement, or focus on improving your defenses against the massed zombie attacks. Every choice and every action matter in this fully simulated, evolving world.

Just by looking at the trailer, you can see that with State of Decay, the player will have a ton of options to both protect him- or herself from and fight against the zombie hordes. Looks like there’s way more functionality in regard to combat, and the customization of shelter and aid facilities is a boon. This is what The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct should have aimed for.