Jupiter, a company typically known for Picross games, has a not-Picross game launching this month. Not only that, but it will appear worldwide. Working Zombies will show up on the eShop in every region on June 18, 2020. You’ll be able to pick it up for $19.99/£17.99 /€19.99/HK$149.
Working Zombies is basically a time-management simulation along the lines of those older mobile games that had you completing a certain number of requests for customers in a limited amount of time. In each case, you control a zombie in charge of a relatively common job, like taking care of children, cutting people’s hair, acting as a flight attendant on a plane, or taking care of leaks as a plumber. You can take on these challenges alone, or have up to three other people join you over local multiplayer. The overall goal is to make people see zombies as helpful, rather than harmful.
Here’s a trailer that looks at the zombies in each of the four jobs. It starts by showing the flight attendant role, before moving on to nursery school teacher, hairstylist, and plumber.
The trailer also noted that there are 100 stages initially, but there will also be “more trials” after that.
Working Zombies will arrive on the Nintendo Switch on June 18, 2020. A demo is immediately available on the Japanese eShop.