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Ed-0: Zombie Uprising Enters Early Access in April 2022

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Ed-0 Zombie Uprising

A new game mixing 19th-century samurai cinema with an undead apocalypse is coming soon. Ed-0: Zombie Uprising is slated for a debut on PC via Steam Early Access on April 4, 2022. It is a new action game developed by Lancarse and published by D3Publisher.

Ed-0: Zombie Uprising was first spotted via trademark filings in February. People speculated it was a spin-off of D3Publisher’s Earth Defense Force series. As it turns out, the title is a play on words for “Edo,” the former name of Tokyo. Rather than Earth Defense Force, it appears that Ed-0 bears a closer kinship to D3 Publisher’s Oneechanbara series.

Ed-0 is set during the 19th century. An undead outbreak overwhelmed the Japanese capital. Three warriors – the Samurai Mumyo, the Sumo Wrestler Raiden, and the Ninja Matoka – are all that are left of the once-thriving metropolis. The trio must survive the myriad dangers of a zombie-choked nation and obtain power and glory in the ruins. Each character will have a unique playstyle and abilities that make the experience distinct depending on who players choose.

The Early Access phase for Ed-0: Zombie Uprising is planned to last for at least six months, with room for longer based on feedback and development milestones. Two of the three characters will be playable at the start. The third will be made available later in the Early Access period. The game is planned to have at least 10 hours of content available from the outset, with main quests, sub quests, and bosses implemented. More than 100 items and skills will also be playable, though subject to tuning as the testing goes on. Ed-0 is also a roguelike, so each run of the game is procedurally generated and promises a high level of replayability.

Check out the Early Access trailer for Ed-0: Zombie Uprising at this link.

Ed-0: Zombie Uprising enters Early Access on PC on April 4, 2022. A full release date was not specified, but the Early Access period is expected to last at least 6 months.

Josh Tolentino
Josh Tolentino helped run Japanator as Managing Editor since 2012, before it and Siliconera teamed up. That said, it's been years since he watched enough anime to keep his otaku license valid. Maybe one day he'll see enough of a given season to pretend to know what's hot. Until then, it's Star Trek reruns, gacha games, and bylines at Destructoid and GameCritics.