UPDATE – 3/29/2023 11:00 p.m. – D3 Publisher announced Ed-0: Zombie Uprising releases on July 13 worldwide for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam. Moreover, a brand-new trailer was unveiled.
Release Date Announcement Trailer
*Original – 3/29/2023 10:57 a.m.* In the April 13 issue of Famitsu, D3 Publisher and developer Lancarse announced action survival game Ed-0: Zombie Uprising is coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S on July 13 in Japan. Ed-0: Zombie Uprising is currently available in Steam early access, but the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S announcements may imply a full release is imminent.
The July 13 release date of Ed-0: Zombie Uprising for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S may imply that the PC version will exit early access that same day. However, D3 Publisher and Lancarse did not confirm this information in the latest issue of Famitsu. As a result, players must wait for official information by the publisher.
Here’s an overview of the game (Thanks, Gematsu and Ryokutya2089):
Designed for brutal strategic battles in a roguelike format, Ed-0: Zombie Uprising takes place in fictional Edo-era in Japan where hordes of hungry zombies have raided the isolated country. No dungeon run will be the same, so players’ judgment will be of the utmost importance, having to face “once-in-a-lifetime” challenges with a wide variety of random elements amid dangerous foes.
Ed-0: Zombie Uprising includes various undead enemies, ranging from “newly interpreted” Japanese zombies to foreign invaders born after the “Zombie Industrial Revolution.” Players will unlock more as they play (and succeed) with an increasing number of options to customize builds to their liking—with the option to bump up the level of difficulty to test one’s capability.
- Zombie Industrial Revolution – This event induces zombie occupation in 90 percent of the world in the early 19th century.
- Isolating the Country – The Edo Shogunate’s policy of seclusion completely cut off diplomatic relations with other countries. As a result, Japan was seen as one step behind civilization, but Japan succeeded in locking down against the threat of zombies.
- Opening the Country – Japan was attacked by a foreign ship, arriving in Yokohama in 1853. The country had no choice but to end its 200-plus years of seclusion.