Wanted: Dead Gets New Overview Trailer Ahead of Its Valentine’s Day Release

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Image: Soleil Ltd.

Wanted: Dead is a new hack-and-slash third-person shooter from the makers of Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive. Featuring elements of swordplay and gunfighting, Wanted: Dead is a hybrid slasher/shooter where players embark to save a post-war Hong Kong as a member of its elite police squad zombie unit as it attempts to expose a corporate conspiracy. The team comprises of Vivienne, the gunsmith, Cortez, Doc, Herzog, and Captain Simmons with the player taking on the role of detective Lt. Hannah Stone. Wanted: Dead is available for preorder for PC and consoles and launches on February 14.


“Developed by Japanese studio Soleil, Wanted: Dead shows that there’s much more than meets the eye in the new trailer that dives deeper into the story of Wanted: Dead and who we will meet along the way. Vivienne Niemantsverdriet the multi-disciplinary Olympian turned celebrity chef, turned master gunsmith, and now working for the Hong Kong police force, gives us a quick tour of the Wanted: Dead story so far.

With the Great War ending the world we once knew, the superpowers that ruled over us have now become obsolete. This made way for a powerful force called Dauer Synthetics, with the police force in Hong Kong forming part of their private security. This is where the Zombie Unit comes in as an elite team working outside the purview of the traditional police force. Master gunsmith Vivienne works for them alongside Cortez, Doc, Herzog, Captain Simmons, and Detective Stone.

Players will take on the role of the elegant but deadly Lt. Hannah Stone, stepping into a dark and dangerous vision of cyberpunk Hong Kong as leader of the Zombie Unit. Stone’s superior hack-n-slash combat skills combine style and substance, delivering cool slow-motion sequences and bone-shattering, limb-severing mechanics.

Wanted: Dead serves up a truly hardcore experience where the fights are not for the faint of heart. Dealing out a brutal blend of merciless melee sword combat, thrilling gunplay, and a unique limb severing system, Wanted: Dead is developed by the talent behind the Ninja Gaiden series and carries that series’ DNA into this love letter to the sixth generation of consoles.

“We can’t wait for you to meet the fun and eccentric characters of Wanted: Dead,” said Sergei Kolobashkin, founder and Creative Director at 110 Industries. “We are certain that you will fall head over heels for them!”

Key Features (via Steam)

  • Hack-n-slash melee combat: Use a wide variety of deadly moves and dozens of unique finishers to slice and dice
  • Third-person shooter: Battle indoors and outdoors using a curated selection of projectile weapons – assault rifles, SMGs, LMGs, and grenade launchers
  • Brutal finishers: over 50 unique finishing moves
  • Cyberpunk: a crazy mix of advanced weaponry and lo-tech 90s retro-futurism
  • Gripping storyline: The Zombie unit uncovers a major corporate conspiracy in a dystopian version of Hong Kong
  • Truly hardcore experience: the fights are not going to be easy, steel your resolve and use everything around you as you battle through hordes of mercenaries, synthetics, and private security forces.
  • Beat ’em up the old school way: Take down enemies to proceed further, revive the nostalgia in a modern twist on the established genre
  • A love letter to the sixth generation of consoles.

Recommended PC Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64bit, Windows 11 64bit
  • Processor: Intel i7 2700K
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA RTX2060
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 50 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: DirectX feature level 11_1 is required

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Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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