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STATE OF DECAY 2

RELEASE DATE,

PRICE ANNOUNCED –

IGN FIRST

 

The Price is nice. The zombies you'll encounter? Not so much.


 BY RYAN MCCAFFREY 

Microsoft has confirmed that State of Decay 2, the zombie-survival RPG from Undead Labs, will release on May 22 for the Xbox One family of consoles as well as Windows PC as a Play Anywhere title. It will also be available that day on Xbox Game Pass. Furthermore, Microsoft also confirmed a price point of $29.99 for the standard edition and $49.99 for the Ultimate Edition.

On the subject of the lower-than-expected price, Microsoft GM of Games Marketing Aaron Greenberg said, “Our goal is to build a long-term relationship with the State of Decay community and to foster deeper experiences with the franchise. We believe State of Decay 2 accomplishes this goal by immersing fans in the ultimate zombie survival fantasy, and we want to give more players the opportunity to join in and experience this unique game.”

The aforementioned Ultimate Edition will include early access to State of Decay 2 on May 18 and a free Xbox One copy of State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition as well as the Independence Pack and Daybreak Pack DLCs, which will be released at a TBD date.

State of Decay 2 is the long-anticipated sequel to the surprise multi-million-selling zombie apocalypse sim that debuted on Xbox Live Arcade in June 2013. The sequel was unveiled at E3 2016 and runs on Unreal Engine 4, replacing the original game’s CryEngine. It promises four-player co-op multiplayer, which IGN will show off – along with much, much more – all month long. It’s all part of IGN First, our monthly editorial initiative where we dive deep into a game we’re excited about.

To get a look at what made the original State of Decay great, check out our review of the Xbox 360 version as well as the Year One Survival Editionreleased for Xbox One in 2015. State of Decay 2 will also be playable on the show floor at PAX East later this month in Boston. You can pre-order the standard edition on Amazon or the Microsoft Store, and the Ultimate Edition on the Microsoft Store.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2018/03/06/state-of-decay-2-release-date-price-announced-a-ign-first

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 06 March 2018

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Mistake in the article, it releases May 18th for 'Ultimate Edition'

Anyway, that's a nice price, I skipped the first one but I'll definitely get this one day one, gotta co-op with Noble and then betray him...IGN's video is much better than the reveal trailer, besides the crappy video player.



Ryuu96 said:
Mistake in the article, it releases May 18th for 'Ultimate Edition'

Anyway, that's a nice price, I skipped the first one but I'll definitely get this one day one, gotta co-op with Noble and then betray him...IGN's video is much better than the reveal trailer, besides the crappy video player.

Fixed



That teaser trailer looks much improved from the game's showing last E3. Cant wait.
Also, that pricepoint is nothing short of awesome.

So this is what MS exclusive lineup looks like to me:

september 2017- Cuphead
october 2017- Forza 7
December 2017- PUBG (timed exclusive)
March 2018- Sea of Theives
May 2018- State of Decay 2
July 2018- Crackdown 3?
August 2018- Ori 2?
September 2018 Forza Horizon 4?
October/November 2018 Halo 6?




Bet with Intrinsic:

The Switch will outsell 3DS (based on VGchartz numbers), according to me, while Intrinsic thinks the opposite will hold true. One month avatar control for the loser's avatar.

Youtube Version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBBVy_d6p0g

flashfire926 said:

So this is what MS exclusive lineup looks like to me:

March 2018 - Sea of Theives
May 2018 - State of Decay 2
July 2018 - Crackdown 3?
August 2018- Ori 2?
September 2018 Forza Horizon 4?
October/November 2018 Halo 6?

Looks about right except I seriously doubt Halo 6 is releasing this year, If I were to guess they'll probably be doing another spinoff instead, Forza Horizon 4 is almost certainly going to be September and Ori 2 I'm 50/50 on whether it releases this year.



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Can't wait, after the first this is a day one, and what a great consumer friendly price. As well as it being on game pass too ofc.



Good price :).






Ryuu96 said:

Youtube Version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBBVy_d6p0g

flashfire926 said:

So this is what MS exclusive lineup looks like to me:

March 2018 - Sea of Theives
May 2018 - State of Decay 2
July 2018 - Crackdown 3?
August 2018- Ori 2?
September 2018 Forza Horizon 4?
October/November 2018 Halo 6?

Looks about right except I seriously doubt Halo 6 is releasing this year, If I were to guess they'll probably be doing another spinoff instead, Forza Horizon 4 is almost certainly going to be September and Ori 2 I'm 50/50 on whether it releases this year.

I think it will be fascinating if Halo 6 comes out this year.  No main halo game has been announce and released in the same year that I can find.

There is usually a year difference between the E3 announcement, and the game releasing. With halo 5 being a two year break.  So Halo 6 being announced AND releasing in the same year would  be quite different.

That is only a 5 month turn around. There is very little time to hype up the game.



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Wasn't sure if I was was going to get it, but for $30 I'm willing to take the chance.



Bandorr said:
Ryuu96 said:

Youtube Version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBBVy_d6p0g

Looks about right except I seriously doubt Halo 6 is releasing this year, If I were to guess they'll probably be doing another spinoff instead, Forza Horizon 4 is almost certainly going to be September and Ori 2 I'm 50/50 on whether it releases this year.

I think it will be fascinating if Halo 6 comes out this year.  No main halo game has been announce and released in the same year that I can find.

There is usually a year difference between the E3 announcement, and the game releasing. With halo 5 being a two year break.  So Halo 6 being announced AND releasing in the same year would  be quite different.

That is only a 5 month turn around. There is very little time to hype up the game.

I think we're seeing a shift to shorter reveal-to-release times in the industry. Bethesda has already committed to 5-month cycle,  and Nintendo is doing it too (at least for its B-tier and third party games) 

I feel like the 5 month cycle will actually produce more hype than normal,  like fallout 4



Bet with Intrinsic:

The Switch will outsell 3DS (based on VGchartz numbers), according to me, while Intrinsic thinks the opposite will hold true. One month avatar control for the loser's avatar.