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Microsoft’s E3 conference delivered a slew of games, among which came a new trailer for State of Decay 2 and a release window of Spring 2018. The game will be a play anywhere title for Xbox One and Windows 10.

The trailer followed a group of survivors foraging in the zombie ravaged American heartland. Showing scavenging, rescuing fellow survivors, losing fellow survivors, vehicles, and plenty of zombies both regular and super sized, State of Decay 2 seems to be picking up right where the first game left off, albeit on a larger scale.

Further information on the game came to light from it’s official page on the Xbox site, telling us the premise of the adventure this time around,

Small-Town America, one year from today. The dead have risen, and civilization has fallen. Even the military couldn’t stop the zombies, and now humanity stands on the brink of extinction. It’s up to you to gather survivors and build a community, explore your lasting legacy, and redefine what it means to survive.

The official game page also tells us that base customization returns, with players choosing what to build with the limited space and resources available. RPG progression mechanics will allow you top customize your individual survivors with various skills. Players will be able to team up with up to three friends to take on enemies both human and zombie, in an open world where the decisions you make to survive will have lasting consequences.

Originally revealed at E3 2016 with a 2017 launch window, State of Decay 2 is now planned to launch in Spring 2018, exclusive to Xbox One and Windows 10 and with enhanced features for the newly announced Xbox One X. For more on the game, check out the official game page or catch up with our article on the Undead Labs team speaking further about the game’s three maps from April this year.

If you want to know more about this and other announcements happening at E3 then be sure to check out our E3 2017 Coverage Hub.


Dom O'Leary

Staff Writer

I'm a dyed in the wool gamer of the now irrelevant (I'm told) generation-X. If I'm not gaming, you'll find me writing about games, writing my wonderful fiction (opinions may differ), playing guitar, or eating... sleep is a distant memory.