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Zombies!!! update adds ringtone - PDLC with new Xbox Live Achievements on the way

Zombies!!! 3.5 Not Dead Yet

The first 'Not Dead yet!' image reveals the new Meat Cleaver item.

Babaroga’s been hard at work updating their mobile Xbox Live titles, as evidenced by the recent Minesweeper and Sudoku updates. Now Zombies!!! -  the developer’s only self-published Windows Phone game so far – has received a new update as well.

Zombies!!! version 1.2 release notes

  • Added a free ringtone (found under Options)

Free ringtones are always nice, but the really exciting news is what the next update will bring. The first Zombies!!! PDLC expansion pack should debut within the next month or so. ‘Zombies!!! 3.5: Not Dead Yet!’ adds 18 new cards, new animations, five new Achievements worth 50 GamerScore, and more. Yes, this officially makes Zombies!!! the first Windows Phone game to break the 200 GamerScore barrier.

All five new Achievements are worth 10 GamerScore each:

  • Blunt Force Trauma: Player unlocks this Achievement by killing 3 zombies while the card “No Guts. No Glory.” is in play.
  • It’s Me! Let Me In!: Player unlocks this Achievement by playing the “There You Are” card to move their pawn from an outdoor square into any building. Zombies update adds ringtones - PDLC with 50 GamerScore of Xbox Live Achievements on the way
  • Shop Smart: Player unlocks this Achievement by using the “Hey, I Got One of Those” card to gain a Shotgun.
  • Night Drive: Player unlocks this Achievement by playing the card “The Keys Are Still In It” while the card “Too…Tired…To…Run” is in play.
  • Fresh Meat: Player unlocks this Achievement by killing 50 zombies with the Meat Cleaver.

We don’t have pricing details for the expansion yet, but 240 Microsoft Points ($3) seems likely. More expansion packs are planned for the future, each of which can be toggled on or off after purchase.

Asynchronous multiplayer (announced in WPCentral’s developer interview last year) will not debut with the ‘Zombies!!! 3.5’ expansion, though it should come along in the next update. Will Carcassonne beat Zombies!!! to the punch as the first mobile Xbox Live game with online multiplayer? Only time will tell.

Zombies!!! is a faithful adaptation of the horror-themed board game of the same name. See our review for more details. The game costs $4.99 and there is a free trial. Pick it up here on the Marketplace.

Thanks to everyone who tipped us about the Achievements.

QR: Zombies!!!

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ATLien46 says:

I wonder if that means more games are going to follow this pattern.

Cyruss1989 says:

Multiplayer will make this an instant purchase for several friends with a WP7 I know, I hope this becomes the new standart for XBL games on WP7.

Jimbob73 says:

I like the reference to evil dead in "shop smart"...:-)

Rhoyz says:

We want multiplayer!

MadGaffler says:

yep, instant purchase once async multi added

FFugue says:

Can't wait for the next update!! But really? 3$ for new cards?

slinky826 says:

Considering how expensive the actual board games expansions were, $3 is a steal!

Paul Acevedo says:

New cards aren't the only feature of the update, but of course $3 would be a steal compared to the physical version of the expansion. Plus it's in line with standard DLC expansions on consoles, which tend to be $5-10.

Ton77 says:

I wonder if tango will bring online play.. I don't understand why it wasn't released in mango... Sometimes what Microsoft does is questionable.

Online play support was added in mango