Pixelated zombie killer Death Road to Canada is murdering its way onto consoles

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Death Road to Canada made quite the impression when publisher UKIYO unleashed it on PC, and now it's coming to PS4, Xbox One and Switch this spring. The game is a procedurally generated roguelike where you and a friend slaughter hordes of zombies during the weirdest road trip to the great white north. If you've wanted a game where you can kill zombies as an angry-yet-adorable dog, or engage in couch co-op while playing as an actual couch, well this is it. Typically I don't enjoy roguelikes and No Man's Sky put "procedurally generated" at the top of my red flag buzzwords list, but I'm really digging Death Road to Canada's art style and "anything goes" approach to characters. In a lot of way is reminds me of Broforce. Hopefully it plays as well too.

Death Road To Canada Makes Trip To Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One This Spring

Survive the pixel-perfect zombie hordes in the critically acclaimed roguelike
London, United Kingdom  - January 31st, 2018 -  UKIYO Publishing, the London-based independent video game publisher in partnership with Rocketcat Games and Madgarden, are proud to announce that their randomly generated, zombie-filled road-trip,Death Road To Canada, is making its way to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this Spring. The release includes all major updates from the original PC version. Players will now be able to take the highly esteemed cadaverous journey from Florida to Ontario, soaking up its immaculately gruesome pixel-art take on the undead apocalypse. Facing off against near insurmountable odds, Death Road To Canada tasks players with surviving its brutal, hyper-violent combat with over-the-top, looted weaponry. Scavenging the derelict environment, tough, sometimes hilarious decisions will have to be made along the way, either alone or in its two-player co-op mode.

“We believe Death Road To Canada is perfectly suited to be played in both the home and on the go,” said Kepa Auwae, Co-Founder of Rocketcat Games. “Single player is great of course, but the local co-op mode brings a slower, more tactical pace to the game. With the Nintendo Switch’s Joy Con controllers and the promise of couch play on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, we’re proud to share the console experience of Death Road to Canada with players across the world.”

Tipped off that Canada might just be free from the threat of zombies, the long, winding Death Road is all that stands between the player and their goal. Players will explore iconic sites such as Y’all-Mart and the Muscle! Bomb!! Gym!!!, meeting and recruiting a host of strange and bizarre companions along the way. Unusually for randomly generated roguelikes, Death Road To Canada features a heavy emphasis on narrative, its Interactive Fiction events making or breaking friendships, all the while adding character-driven drama to the blood and guts chaos of combat. A far cry from sunshine state at the end Route 66, Death Road To Canada is a desperate scramble to the promised land of Ontario.

About UKIYO Publishing
At UKIYO Publishing, we specialise in offering help to indie developers that would like to see their games reach their maximum potential. Based in London in the UK, our team has over worked in the games industry for over a decade and has a proven track record publishing games, as well as helping developers with their project management and development requirements. For more details on UKIYO, check out the website: ukiyo-publishing.com

About Rocketcat Games
Rocketcat Games is a small company made up of three people. We make games with a focus on depth, experimenting with familiar mechanics, and hat fashion. We like challenging games that can be played again and again, so that’s what we try to make.

About Madgarden
Madgarden is an Indie-pendant developer of eclectic stuff for iOS, Linux, and other platforms. Games, pixels, sounds.

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