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New On DVD: Dead Rising: Watchtower

New this week from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is Dead Rising: Watchtower, directed by Zach Lipovsky, and starring Jesse Metcalfe, Meghan Ory, Keegan Tracy, Virginia Madsen, Robert Riggle, and Dennis Haysbert.

Based on the videogame created by Capcom. When a mandatory government vaccine fails and a full-scale zombie epidemic ensues, a news reporter and three other survivors are trapped inside a quarantine zone. The team must use everything they can find to fight off the flesh-hungry mob and evade becoming part of the undead horde.

Dead Rising: Watchtower is available now on DVD and Amazon Video.

New In Comics: Plants vs. Zombies: Bully For You #2

New this week from Dark Horse Comics is Plants vs. Zombies: Bully For You #2.

"Dr. Zomboss’s college-era crimes catch up with him—and karma comes in the form of the strange Anti-Bully Squad! Nate, Patrice, Crazy Dave, and a batch of overwhelmed plants are caught in between two zombie hordes! Featuring two bonus stories illustrated by guest artist Jennifer L. Meyer (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller, Star Wars Adventures)!"

Plants vs. Zombies: Bully For You #2 was written by Paul Tobin, and illustrated by Ron Chan, Dustin Nguyen, and Jennifer L. Meyer, with a cover by Ron Chan.

Dead Island 2 Pushed Back To 2016

Fans of Dead Island are going to have to wait a little longer for the game's sequel. Deep Silver announced yesterday that they were going to take extra time developing Dead Island 2, pushing back its Spring 2015 release to 2016, in order to get it done right.

"We have always set ourselves a big goal for Dead Island 2: to create the sequel that takes Dead Island to the next level. A game that takes what our fans tell us they love about Dead Island – multiple different characters to play with, co-op, and turning a paradise setting into a zombie slaughter melee – and a game that adds a ton more content and combat options on top of that.

And we wanted to have all of that that done for release in Spring 2015.

We have been looking at the game long and hard, and we have decided we didn’t reach that goal we set out to achieve quite yet. This is why we have decided to delay Dead Island 2 to 2016.

Right now we are focusing purely on development, and we will have more info to share at a later stage.

We know that our fans will be disappointed by this news, but by giving Dead Island 2 more time we are confident that everyone will get a better game to play as a result."

Wil Wheaton Takes On The Zombies of 'Dead of Winter'

In this episode of TableTop, Will Wheaton and his guests Ashley Johnson, Grant Imahara, and Dodger Leigh take on the zombies of Dead of Winter

Dead of Winter is the first entry in the Crossroads board game series from Plaid Hat Games that "tests a group of survivors' ability to work together and stay alive while facing crises and challenges from both outside and inside."

Death Troopers Launch a Halloween Attack In Star Wars: Commander

Halloween just wouldn't be the same without zombies on the loose, so the makers of Star Wars: Commander have unleashed Death Troopers into the mix for a new campaign called "The Sickness."

"The dead have risen for a new limited-time campaign called “The Sickness” in the popular mobile combat strategy game Star Wars: Commander. An army of Death Troopers has been unleashed on Dandoran due to an outbreak at a secret Imperial research facility. Commanders will need to fight to survive and locate the source as the Rebellion, or keep things under wraps as the Empire. No matter which side a player is on, they will need to figure out a way of keeping this outbreak of undead troopers from spreading across the galaxy."

"The Sickness" is a limited-time campaign so hunt those zombie stormtroopers while you can.

Star Wars: Commander can be found in the App Store, Google Play store and the Windows Phone Store. More info about the game is available on StarWars.com.

The Zombie Virus Is Upon Us!

The world is rip for the rotting dead... and TOAST is letting them running amuck to spread their plague across the world in the new mobile game Zombie Virus.

And no, you are not fighting the relentless zombie hordes this time, you are helping them zombify the world.

Toast's description:

"A madman scientist with a fascination for diseases and plagues can only mean one thing: the zombie apocalypse!  
With the new zombie virus spreading from North Korea to all corners of the world, the dead are rising from their graves with a taste for human flesh.  No city will survive the zombie tsunami as it devours brains, infects the children, and farms the fallen corpses into more walking dead to join the groaning army of rotting bodies.    
Play as the deranged scientist with a mission for violence as you upgrade your virus, trigger chemical explosions, and infect every person on the planet!  The police, army, and super agents will send squads of zombie killers to stem your world domination plans, but with your own completely customizable undead crew, nothing can stop your dead march across the highway to hell!  
With over 120 different types of zombies to choose from, anything that those puny humans throw at you will be swallowed up in the sweeping undead horror.  Crush their last stand with hulking zombie wrestlers, slice through their defenses with an undead warrior, or vomit the virus with walking dead rednecks.  Each zombie in your arsenal is unique with special abilities you'll need to complete the zombie apocalypse and turn Earth into a churning, decaying graveyard." 

Zombie Virus is available now for iOS and Android.

New In Comics: Plants Vs. Zombies: Timepocalypse #3

New this week from Dark Horse Comics is Plants Vs. Zombies: Timepocalypse #3, a digital exclusive.

"Traveling back through time to the age of the dinosaurs, young adventurers Patrice Blazing and Nate Timely face unexpected threats in the past! Racing to beat Zomboss before the zombie leader can recover all the parts he needs to rebuild the deadly Sun Vacuum, our heroes must work together—and with Crazy Dave—to fend off a “fun-dead” invasion that threatens all ages! Paul Tobin (Bandette, Prometheus) and Ron Chan (The Guild, Husbands) deliver the third chapter in their hilarious Plants vs. Zombies: Timepocalypse series!"

Plants Vs. Zombies: Timepocalypse #3 was written by Paul Tobin, illustrated by Ron Chan, colored by Matthew J. Rainwater, and lettered by Steve Dutro.

Last Chance To Take The Dead Island 2 Community Survey

From figurines to an art book to a zombie flag of California and even a 'Ricky Furry super cuddly plush toy cat', Deep Silver wants to know what you want in a Dead Island 2 Collector's Edition.

Midnight tonight (Pacific Time) is your last chance to let your preferences known by taking the Dead Island 2 Community Survey.

Zomboss Down DLC Available Now For Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare

The Zomboss Down DLC has just been released for PopCap's Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare.

"The plants just blasted down the Zomboss blimp! The zombies are now roaming the desert and battling their way to a local golf course, which may just be a secret facility housing a Cactus army. It can all be found in the free Zomboss Down downloadable game pack, featuring the new Cactus Canyon Gardens & Graveyards Map, 8 new playable characters, over 200 wild customization items, an increased Level cap for each character, and all-new challenges to accomplish. Available for both Xbox One and Xbox 360."

The Zomboss Down DLC is available now for free.

Kill Your Zombie Co-workers in the Corporate Lifestyle Simulator!

A new and improved "Zombies" expansion pack is now available for Corporate Lifestyle Simulator. 

New weapons, new levels, new boss fights, more blood, and featuring an awesome soundtrack, smash therapy, tough talk, and horrible voice acting! How can you beat that?

Corporate Lifestyle Simulator is available exclusively on Steam.

How About Dieselpunk WWI Zombies?

Dieselpunk WWI zombies are what you get in Apocalypse, Treyarch's fourth (and final) DLC map pack for Call o Duty: Black Ops 2.

"With Call of Duty: Black Ops II Apocalypse, Treyarch reveals Origins, the most horrifying and imaginative Zombies experience yet. Players will be deployed to Dieselpunk-stylized World War I-era France where they will encounter the return of the four original heroes from the very first Zombies map, as well as hordes of zombies that have overrun trenches and fields, as well as the ruins of a mysterious and ancient location."

Apocalypse DLC 4 is available now on Xbox LIVE and will be available on PS3 and PC on September 26th. 

New In Comics: Plants Vs. Zombies #5

New this week from Dark Horse Comics as a digital exclusive is Plants Vs. Zombies #5 written by Paul Tobin, with art by Ron Chan, coloring by Matthew J. Rainwater and a cover by Chan.

"You know things are bad when the safest place in town is a haunted house! Nate, Patrice, and their botanical battalion head to Patrice’s family mansion to activate the wind machine that will blow away Dr. Zomboss’s sun-blocking smoke. But whaddya know? It’s full of zombies!"

"Buried" With Zombies In Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Vengeance

"The Replacers are back and ready to put you in the driver's seat of the new Vengeance DLC Map Pack...buckle up.

Vengeance includes four new Multiplayer maps (Cove, Detour, Rush, Uplink), the new Zombies adventure "Buried," and a new bonus Zombies weapon, the Ray Gun Mark II. Vengeance arrives August 1st on PS3 and PC."

Get the Vengeance DLC 3 here - http://www.callofduty.com/blackops2/dlc/dlc3-vengeance

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