LucasArts 16-bit classic Zombies Ate My Neighbors getting modern re-release

Lucasfilm Games, Dotemu, and Limited Run Games are bringing Zombies Ate My Neighbors and its sequel, Ghoul Patrol, to modern platforms this summer, the companies announced Tuesday. The 16-bit games — specifically the Super NES versions — will receive new features when they come to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One on June 29, 2021.

Zombies Ate My Neighbors was originally released for Sega Genesis and SNES in 1993 through Konami. The top-down run-and-gun game stars Zeke and Julie as they battle zombies, vampires, Martians, mutant blobs, and other monsters across more than 50 levels of schlock horror sci-fi action. Ghoul Patrol brought back Zeke and Julie for more adventures the following year.

Both titles will get modern features, including a quick-save system, achievements, and behind-the-scenes galleries with game art and a video interview with the original Zombies Ate My Neighbors developers. Players can enjoy both games in two-player local co-op mode.

Zombies Ate My Neighbors and Ghoul Patrol will be available digitally, as a bundle, for $14.99 through the Nintendo Switch eShop, PlayStation Store, Xbox Games Store, Steam, and GOG.com. Limited Run Games will release physical editions of the games for “select modern and legacy platforms,” with details promised sometime this summer.

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