Zombie survival sequel State of Decay 2 launches May 22

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Preorders are a go.

Xbox exclusive zombie survival game State of Decay 2 will release on May 22, Microsoft has announced. 

The title has been developed by one of Microsoft and Xbox's internal studios, and expands on the co-operative, zombie survival experience of the first game. State of Decay 2 swaps the game engine to Unreal Engine 4 from the 360 title's CryEngine. 

Preorders are now live for both versions, and anyone who purchases before May 22 will earn some preorder gear in the game. The standard edition will cost you $29.99 to pick up, while the Ultimate Edition is $49.99. Both versions include the main game, with the Ultimate Edition also adding a copy of the original State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition as well as the Independence Pack and Daybreak Pack DLCs which have yet to get an official release date. The Ultimate Edition also earns you four days of early access to the title.

Speaking about the lower price point, Aaron Greenberg, General Manager of Games Marketing at Microsoft said:

“Our goal is to build a long-term relationship with the State of Decay community and to foster deeper experiences with the franchise. We believe State of Decay 2 accomplishes this goal by immersing fans in the ultimate zombie survival fantasy, and we want to give more players the opportunity to join in and experience this unique game.”

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