Zombie Abe Lincoln Will Fight For Your Rights In Square Enix’s Deadman’s Cross

By Eugene . February 16, 2014 . 12:30pm


Opening the press release for Square Enix’s Deadman’s Cross, I frowned. “Another zombie game? And a free-to-play card game on your smartphone, at that?” I mused, half baffled.


Isn’t it about time for the zombie genre to die out (hah) by now? But then, I stopped. In the first promo shot of the game is an image of an undead Abraham Lincoln as a capturable zombie card. Also, the man who designed Final Fantasy Active Time Battle (ATB) system, Hiroyuki Ito, is on board as the game’s Battle Designer.


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Deadman’s Cross is from the same team that made Guardian Cross (Hence the similarities in the name and game convention) and is all about the zombie apocalypse. Having been a sensible person and barring yourself in a defensible home for the past three(!) months with nothing but spam and beans, it’s finally time to grab your rifle and head out as supplies dwindle.


Much like Guardian Cross before it, you’ll have to hunt down the undead in a 3D first-person shooter style mode and capture them to your side. Players will also be able to join clans and complete large-scale objectives, or take on quests to advance the storyline.



You’ll also be able to utilize zombie Abe and other cards you find in fights against other players.


Deadman’s Cross is available on the iOS and Android now. If you happen to also be playing Guardian Cross there’s a collaboration going on where reaching level five in Deadman’s gives you a free card for Guardian Cross.

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  • wfgodbold

    It’s much better than Guardian Cross, I think (though they are very similar).

    If you input I34RBQV when you start your game, you’ll get a rare card at level 5 (you also get a code for a 5-star Deadman Titan card in Guardian Cross at level 5 as well).

    • Gemlit

      Actually, if you enter ANY fans invite code, like 6SQQKLM which is mine, you’ll get a rare card and the 5-star Deadman Titan card in Guardian Cross both at level 5.

      Also, if you enter my, or anyone else’s invite code, you’ll give us a chance to acquire a Cleopatra card, which is the current promotion card. We need 10 invites to get that legendary Cleopatra card.

      May the best Deadman’s Cross player win, wfgodbold! =p

  • surakian

    I liked Guardian Cross enough, so I might give this one a try as well.

    Also who doesn’t want zombie Abe Lincoln to fight for you?

  • Minos


    What other non-phone games does Squeenix is doing besides FFXV and KH?

    Directly, no by Eidos or alike.

    • Herok♞

      Bravely Second

      • surakian

        That is Silicon Studio.

      • Outsourced doesn’t count.

        • Kumiko Akimoto

          It defiantly doesn’t despite being a blatant ff knock but whatever.

          • surakian

            Well it was going to be a FF game, but they decided to make it its own franchise because they didn’t want to be limited by the FF name. I’d say it’s worked out for the best.

          • Kumiko Akimoto

            I don’t know I’m not that into it and I think it’s bit over hyped.

        • Yause

          Most of their mobile games are outsourced too. After all, it’s only now that they’re taking them seriously.

          • Didn’t say they aren’t. But yeah, I agree with the latter part of your post.

    • surakian

      Uh…Dragon Quest games. They have arcade games, too. Inspiring, right?

  • Kaihedgie

    You had me at Zombie Abe Lincoln

  • Pedro Furtado

    I was almost led to believe Hiroyuki Ito was a zombie card in the game

  • Warboss Aohd

    but will Zombie Abe Lincoln still hunt Vampires?

  • Will John

    Damn wth didn’t know you could sign up with a code, anyway to delete save data?

  • Rafael Monteiro

    So she must be a vampire, go Abe

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