Dead Block pits three survivors against a zombie invasion this summer

What if the creation of rock and roll caused the dead to awaken from their graves and wreak havoc upon western civilization? Digital Reality’s newly-announced downloadable Dead Block provides an answer.

Dead Block is a third-person zombie defense game, decorated in a “spooky, cartoony visual style inspired by classic zombie movies,” and runs on Epic’s Unreal Engine 3. It centers around the three remaining survivors of a zombie invasion induced by rock and roll. They are: construction worker Jack Foster, traffic warden Foxy Jones, and hungry boy scout Mike Bacon.

The three will fight through ten single-player stages, hiding in “various shelters around town,” using blockades, traps, and weapons to fight the zombies. Up to four players in split-screen multiplayer can take on eight additional levels created specifically for the mode.

The game will release later this year in North America and Europe on PlayStation Network, Xbox LIVE Arcade and PC.

Check out the first set of screenshots at the gallery. The debut trailer is below.

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