By Spencer . June 10, 2009 . 10:52am
Even though Tecmo announced Undead Knights before their merger with Koei, the PSP game feels like the unholy zombie child Dynasty Warriors of Pikmin.
In Undead Knights you hack and slash medieval troops and transform slain warriors into zombie minions. You can command your zombies to “rip them apart” and rush their former allies. Players can control up to ten zombies at a time. Zombies can also siege bases and demolish enemy structures like guard towers. During E3 a representative from Tecmo showed an area where you need to toss zombies at a gate a set number of times to smash it before moving on. Out of all the ways Tecmo chose to use zombies the zombie ladder is my personal favorite.
Undead Knights might not revolutionize the tactical action genre, but there seems to be a little more strategy in this game. Also, you can chuck zombies, which is so ridiculous I’m inclined to believe Undead Knights is going to be campy fun. Undead Knights is scheduled to come out on the PSP this fall.