Deadman’s Cross Is Square Enix’s Take On The Zombie Genre

By Spencer . September 3, 2013 . 1:18pm

deadmanSquare Enix dabbled with vampires with Bloodmasque for iOS, which turns players into a vampire hunter after they take a photo. Deadman’s Cross is a card battling RPG with zombies.


The world is Deadman’s Cross is overrun by "Deadmen" (aka zombies). Armed with a rifle, players have to capture Deadmen which you can use in the coliseum when you fight other players. The game Guardian Cross team designed Deadman’s Cross and their last game has more than 1.8 million downloads worldwide.


Deadman’s Cross is slated for release in winter 2013 on iOS and Android. The game will be a free to play title.


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  • “Zombies not dead.”

    • neocatzon

      well, they’re undead.

      • Its a line that one of the zombies says from Lollipop Chainsaw lol

  • eilegz

    zombies with gun nice shoutouts to resident evil :D

  • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

    Are you guys really making money with this?

    Seriously I have to ask.

    • Brandonmkii

      They have to be, if they’re making a follow up to guardian cross.

  • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

    Square Enix what the flux are you doing

  • If they can control the hacking, it will be fun, unlike Guardian Cross atm..

  • Warboss Aohd

    ……doesn’t da term Deadmen conflict wit Deadman Wonderland?

  • JustThisOne

    Wait, that’s a lot of different concepts going into one. From the looks of the screenshots, you shoot them to capture them – so there’s a little bit of FPS. Then you use the “deadman” to fight others through a card game? And why make them zombies in the first place? Is there a significance to them being undead?

    I dunno how well this is gonna mesh together. :/

    • 60hz

      it seems like a re-skin of guardian cross, and that game has produced some cash for square, so yeah it works…

      the way i see it, the card game is the core game, but to earn more cards you play the gun game… thus it all comes together…

  • Luis Camargo

    Deadman without Wonderland does not have my interest =/

  • Deter Pinklage

    So tired of zombie games. Come out with something new guys!

  • Göran Isacson

    So… you shoot zombies to incapacitate them, only to then chain them up and force them to do battle?

    That is some twisted shyeet right there.

  • Man in this desperate struggle for survival I have to be on my to-



  • Croix Zapp

    SE making IOS games is becoming a norm… far they have fallen :D

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