The moans of the living dead echo as you fight for your life in the Epidemic series, a collection of titles that pay homage to classic ’90s survival horror experiences. From fixed camera angles to over-the-shoulder adventure, you’ll lead your group of survivors to safety in the middle of a worldwide epidemic of the living dead. As you scavenge and manage extremely limited resources, it’s up to you to decide when to fight or flee, while solving puzzles and desperately searching for the truth behind the outbreak. Oh, and don’t forget to bring another Survivor to fight alongside you in a local split-screen co-op!
Outbreak: The New Nightmare Definitive Edition is now available for Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S, running on the latest Xbox framework and with native 4K on Xbox Series X, this release contains over three years of content, features, bug fixes and balance updates, including massive improvements to control your character while the camera follows you. Bring a friend with you to play in 2-player local split-screen co-op or go it alone throughout the game as you experience the full campaign, fight the hordes in Onslaught and experience unique survival horror mini-games in the Experiences mode.
The nightmare isn’t over yet, with another title in the series launching every few weeks until the end of February. You will explore a deserted mansion Outbreak: The Nightmare Chronicles Definitive Edition, looking for your lost girl Outbreak: Lost Hope Definitive Edition and fight the hordes in action Epidemic: final epidemic edition. Each of these titles is geared towards next-gen hardware and features dramatically improved graphics, performance, and years of features and fixes. Plus, brand-new achievements await you to challenge you in each title!
I created the Epidemic series because I love survival horror, from nail-hard gameplay to tacky plots and aesthetics. As a solo independent developer, it has been amazing to see the response and interest in these titles over the past five years, and it is well worth it. It’s a genre that has slowly been abandoned as the standards of gaming have evolved over the past two decades.
Survival horror is all about dusting off the player – removing your agency and forcing you to face tough situations while being poorly equipped to handle them. It was important for me to make each title unique – focusing on different eras to bring the gameplay to life. Everything – from tank controls (with modern options available!) To your inventory – is designed to be challenged as you struggle to fight enemies or to determine if you’d rather take more ammo or a healing item with you. Ultimately, your choices will directly influence whether your Survivor achieves Salvation or is consumed by the Hordes. But each time you fail, you will learn more and find that you are slowly developing the skills necessary to survive.
As a reminder, all the titles of Epidemic Series are also available now for players on Xbox One, but Definitive Editions are unique to Series X | S.
Stay tuned for more Epidemic titles will launch on Xbox Series X | S in the coming weeks. And don’t worry, there are plenty of new adventures on the horizon, including Epidemic: endless nightmares, the world’s first retro survival horror roguelike, to launch later in 2021 on Xbox Series X | S and Xbox One!
Thanks for playing and good luck surviving the Undead Apocalypse!
Outbreak: The New Nightmare Definitive Edition
Dead Drop Studios LLC
Enter a ruthless co-op survival horror experience as you fight for your life against oppressive obstacles. The horrors of the Arzt Memorial Hospital were only the beginning of the epidemic. As the infection spread throughout the city, local law enforcement quickly fell. You now find yourself trapped in a hellish landscape with only a few survivors remaining. Reclaim the environment for supplies, battle the living dead, and do whatever it takes to survive. Play the entire game, alone or in local co-op on split-screen. You only have one life. Make it count!