There’s some serious noise going down behind Wanted: Dead, 110 Industries’ stylish limb-severing action game. Today the pre-orders open up ahead of a 2023 release and not only can you grab a digital version but a stunning limited Collector’s Edition is also available.
Having been put together by the Japanese studio at Soleil, complete with folk who previously created Ninja Gaiden, Wanted: Dead will release come February 14th 2023 on Xbox, PlayStation and PC platforms, giving players the chance to enjoy the series’ hardcore DNA, pushing back intelligent enemies who will ensure you get to fully master the game’s systems.
It’s a game in which you take on the role of Lt. Hannah Stone, before stepping into a dark and dangerous vision of cyberpunk Hong Kong as leader of the “Zombie Squad”, an elite team who works outside the purview of the traditional police force. From there you’ll have to master Stone’s arsenal of fighting skills and issue orders to her teammates if you’re to uncover a shadowy corporate conspiracy and cut it off at the knees.
To succeed in Wanted: Dead you’ll need to go bout utilizing a blend of melee sword combat, exciting gunplay and a unique limb severing mechanic that changes enemy attack patterns, as the game forces players to learn how to use combos, parries and other tools to full effect. The reward will be aesthetically pleasing bouts of blood and violence and the sense of satisfaction that comes with becoming a flawless fighting machine.
If that all sounds like your bag – and honestly, it should – then you’ll no doubt be interested to hear that the Xbox Store page for Wanted: Dead is now open and ready to take your cash. It’ll cost you £49.99 but will deliver you a game that is fully optimised for the new-gen Xbox Series X|S consoles as well as being playable on Xbox One. The PlayStation and PC stores should do the same.
For others though, those looking to go really deep with Wanted: Dead, then the limited Collector’s Edition will be of interest. Priced up at $79.99 / £74.99 / €79.99 the PlayStation or Xbox physical Collector’s Edition on Amazon contains the following exclusives:
- 116-page Hardcover Design Works Artbook in landscape format
- Wanted: Dead Steelbook
- Official Soundtrack CD with 20 tracks
- Zombie Unit Magnet
- Set of 3 postcards
- Collector´s Edition Box, housing all the exclusive contents, plus the physical game
“We know excitement around Wanted: Dead has been through the roof, and we wanted to do something extra for fans by offering them this limited Collector’s Edition,” said Sergei Kolobashkin, founder and Creative Director at 110 Industries. “People have really been taken with Wanted: Dead’s stylish art direction and killer soundtrack, so we wanted to be sure our more hardcore fans could get some high quality physical goods to fully celebrate the game’s bright, cathartic, comically violent sci-fi vibe.”
Let us know if you’ll be chucking your money in up front.
Wanted: Dead will be on Xbox, PlayStation and PC come February 14th 2023.