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Zombie Shock 1.0 for iPhone OS

Blue Wind has introduced Zombie Shock 1.0, its bloody action/horror/adventure game for the iPhone, iPad, and iPhone touch. Its 22nd app accepted to the iTunes Store, the highly detailed shooter is based on the story of a genius biochemist who has contracted the FEAR virus and must escape from NYC. He must battle zombies, get money, buy better weapons, and upgrade his status. The elaborate manga-style graphics illustrate a story line that includes 50 different scenarios, 11 kinds of zombies, and 18 unique weapons.

The first title card sets up the background: “He is a genius biologist who has created an AIDS vaccine, ‘Revolution’, with his brother Cain in 2010. He has won a reputation as the world’s most promising biological researcher, but while working on his latest project in 2011 he was diagnosed with an unknown mental disorder, and is now under treatment in Lehason Mental Hospital.” Designed for two-handed play, the left controller operates Abel’s direction of movement as he runs from pursuing zombies, and the right controller operates aiming of his weapon. Tapping anywhere on the screen fires a round, as empty shells fall to the ground. The post-apocalyptic streets of New York provide the backdrop for the action, with abandoned vehicles, stores, zoos, and roadways in ruins.

Feature Highlights:
* Battle pursuing hordes of crazed zombies through the streets of NYC
* Story mode, and advanced survival mode with non-stop attacks
* High-resolution, manga-like animated graphics add realism and adventure
* Player controls character movement, aiming, firing, and type of weapon
* Multi-layered music and sound effects, including recycling of weapons
* Zombie chases throughout New York neighborhoods and landmarks

More like a console game in its complexity than an iPhone shooter, there are 6 different mini-zombies, and 5 different giant zombies, each with its own characteristics, behaviors, and graphic, gory death. Attacks come singly and in waves, and players must master strategic subtleties to advance to higher levels. Sophisticated cartoon panels introduce the action and act as interstitials, advancing the story as gameplay proceeds.

“Our game is rated 12+ for realistic violence, horror, fear, profanity, and crude humor,” stated producer Jonghyun Kim. “This means we have succeeded in creating a truly realistic zombie-killer game.”

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
* iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 43 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Zombie Shock 1.0 is $1.99 (USD), and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Review copies are available upon request.

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