Destroy Zombies With a Guitar, Rock Of The Dead Gameplay Trailer

When I heard that Neil Patrick Harris, Felicia Day, and Rob Zombie will be working together on a zombie shooter game, I was totally stoked. When I heard it was also based on a music rhythm game, I was confused. However, you can’t go wrong with zombies, rock, shooting, guitars, drums, and great talent... Can you?

Today we get a glimpse at the official gameplay trailer for Rock of the Dead coming to the Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii on October 5, 2010:


"Is it a shooter? Is it a music rhythm game? Yes, it is Rock of the Dead, and it's coming soon to a console near you!"

The game clearly has talent, good music, and a healthy dose of humor, and I think Conspiracy Entertainment is banking on the talent and gamers desire to slaughter zombies to sell this title.

There is no question that this is a unique concept, combining two wining formulas (zombie shooter and rhythm games) into one potentially epic package. It could also be a risky gamble, because you never know if gamers will love it or not.

I’m not going to lie, though the trailer made me laugh, and I smiled at having some of my favorite talent in one place, the game looked a little, uh, silly. Perhaps that is the point. It is supposed to be a tongue in cheek campy game, catering to a lower budget audience, and have a B movie style feel. But is it for me? I can’t answer that until I try it.

As much as I adore zombie shooters (like Left 4 Dead 2), FPS (such as Modern Warfare 2) and rhythm games (like Rock Band 2), I don’t know if this mashup will strike the right chord for me. Even with a killer soundtrack, good humor, and amazing voice actors, I look at this gameplay trailer and think; meh.

What do you think of it? Is this combination killer, or does it need to be killed?

Rock of the Dead is coming to the Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii on October 5, 2010.

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