State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition dated for Xbox One, PC

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 20 January 2015 14:58 GMT

State of Decay finally has a release date on Xbox One, and it’s coming to the console via the Year-One Survival Edition.

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This version is also coming to PC and there’s an upgrade plan for Xbox 360 State of Decay owners which offers a 33% discount on State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition, but they will need to take advantage of it by June 30.

To qualify for the discount, players must have purchased the base game and have the same active Xbox Live account when the Year-One Survival Edition becomes available for purchase on Xbox One.

The edition comes with an exclusive new character for all owners of the original title: Gurubani Kaur who uses “an old Indian cavalry sword” that her father kept as an antique.

It also comes with all first-year content completely remastered in 1080p. This includes: the original State of Decay as well as the Breakdown and Lifeline add-ons.

Improved lighting, textures, and shadows as well as animations and combat mechanics have been completely over-hauled.

Here’s everything else which is included.

Xbox One additions

  • New Achievements
  • 1500 Gamer Score
  • Community Challenges and Rewards
  • Individual Rewards
  • Game DVR

New mission type: Mysterious supply crates start dropping into remote areas across the map, attracting massive hordes of zombies. Wipe out the infestation and you can grab some of the rarest and most powerful equipment seen in “State of Decay.”

New vehicles: SUV…and more: The new SUV sets a new standard for durability, and it doesn’t end there — over 25 new vehicle skins are distributed across all maps.

Unlocking heroes: lifeline roster: Your favorite characters from “Lifeline” can now be unlocked in “Breakdown” with a new set of Challenges. Hop into the familiar boots of Hawkes, Kilo, and Vince … or take control of the previously unplayable Kelly “Sasquatch” Eldridge.

New weapons: under-barrel attachments and incendiary ammo: Now if you find the right weapons, you can switch to an under-barrel grenade launcher or your assault rifle… or load incendiary ammunition into any shotgun, and take out crowds of zombies without even switching weapons.

New music: Featuring 30 minutes of intense new music from award winning composer Jesper Kyd.

Community improvements: The facility actions from “Lifeline” now show up in every version of the game, including ammo-refilling and snack-making at your base. NPC Enclaves are also getting a makeover, making it easier to trade and build trust with them.

The Undead Labs-developed title will be released digitally and at retail on PC and Xbox One for $29.99/₤19.99/€29.99 on April 28 in North America and May worldwide.

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