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World War Z dev unveils next map in Stories in Tokyo trailer

Published: 19:47, 27 March 2019
Focus Home Interactive
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Focus Home and Saber Interactive have rolled out a World War Z gameplay trailer dubbed Stories in Tokyo. It introduces the game's latest map, which will have players fighting the zombie menace while trying to escape to the harbour.

The map's official description reads, "Quick to respond to the global outbreak, Japan decides to evacuate the country. A volunteer search and rescue team must battle the hordes to protect the civilian population as they retreat to Tokyo harbour."

As you can see, there don't seem to be too many open spaces in World War Z's new map, and you'll be fighting the onrushing horde in tight alleyways and generally crammed settings.

Tokyo will come with two missions available upon launch, with a bonus mission following at a later date. 

World War Z features six classes - Gunslinger, Hellraiser, Slasher, Medic, Fixer and Exterminator.

If you've been following the game, you know that it's loosely based on the movie World War Z from 2013, so the game is more about exploring new storylines and characters from the existing universe. 

This is already clear from the maps, as the movie locations like New York and Jerusalem, which are already listed as maps in World War Z the game, are joined by Tokyo and Moscow, which weren't featured in the movie, unless you count that brief cameo by the latter.

World War Z has been confirmed as an Epic Games Store exclusive, which is one of the reasons behind its lower pricing . We guess this is what Epic's CEO Tim Sweeney referred to when he said that developers will be the ones deciding whether to pass on their savings to their customers.

At the time, CEO of Saber Interactive Matthew Karch said, "First of all, building games is costly, and so to receive 88% instead of 70% means we can invest more into making World War Z".

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You can check out more of World War Z's co-op modes here , or learn more on the game's official website over here .

World War Z is a coop zombie shooter by Focus Home Interactive

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