It appears Lucasfilm Games is gearing up to re-release classic games Zombies Ate My Neighbors and Ghoul Patrol on June 29th, as you can see in this announcement trailer by Xbox.
It promises new features, a two-player mode, game saves, and achievements along with a museum gallery for fans to indulge in that includes game art, video interview, and more for fans to sink their teeth in if they wish to do so.
Unfortunately, it seems like the two-player mode is going to be local only, which may come as a bit of a disappointment for those of you that were hoping to massacre some zombies with your friends that live in another city/country.
The good news is that it will be available on multiple platforms including Xbox One, Playstation 4, Switch, and PC through Steam and other digital retailers for $14.99. There will be a limited physical version of the game that will be released through Limited Run Games. So if you want to own a physical copy of the game, keep your eyes peeled for more information coming soon.
Both of these games were already re-released to the Wii Virtual Console with Zombies Ate My Neighbors releasing in October of 2009 and Ghoul Patrol releasing in January of 2010, so this isn’t the first time these classics have made their way back into our lives. Either way, it’s a very welcome comeback as many of us grew up loving these titles, and it’s always a bonus to be able to play them on more modern hardware. And with it coming out only next month, it can’t come fast enough.
Zombies Ate My Neighbors originally released back in 1993 for the SNES and the Sega Genesis, and thus our memories were born. It’s a top-down run-and-gun shooter that has two characters: Zeke and Julie. They battle various monsters and creatures throughout what seems like an endless amount of levels and use various weapons such as Bazookas, Soda, and Water Guns.
Ghoul Patrol was released a year later and serves as a sequel to Zombies Ate My Neighbors, even including the characters of Zeke and Julie again for another fun-filled creature-killing romp.
These games are going to be a definite recommendation coming from me, even if you’ve never played them before. I’ve spent countless hours playing Zombies Ate My Neighbors, and it’s an absolute masterpiece. It’s some of the best mindless, shlocky fun you can have playing a video game, and you don’t want to miss the experience.