Lucasfilm Games is resurrecting Zombies Ate My Neighbors and sequel Ghoul Patrol for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. They’ll arrive on June 29.
The 16-bit games, released by LucasArts in 1993 and 1995 respectively, have been made playable on modern consoles and given a few new features along the way. The re-releases have been worked on by retro specialist Dotemu (Streets of Rage 4), and will be sold together for $14.99 (other regional prices not available at time of writing).
Per a press release, the new features in both games include:
- Modern Save System: Quickly save your progress in either game and continue your adventure wherever and whenever you want.
- Museum Features: Watch a video interview with one of the original Zombies’ developers or explore numerous galleries containing game art, as well as previously unreleased marketing assets and concept art.
- Soundtrack: Listen to the entire soundtracks for both games in the included music players.
- 2 Player Mode: Team up with a friend in two player local co-op.
- Achievements: Track your game progress with a set of achievements covering both games.
Both games are top-down action-adventures with a comedy-horror tone. When it was last re-released for Wii Virtual Console, we awarded Zombies Ate My Neighbors an 8/10 review, saying “This is one of those cult classics that absolutely deserves its accolades, and is certainly worth your investment.” Ghoul Patrol also saw its last release on Virtual Console, and features a time-travelling storyline.
The re-releases are part of the recent return of the Lucasfilm Games brand, which will see Star Wars, Indiana Jones and other LucasArts classics brought together under one banner. Lucasfilm Games says it has more projects to announce in 2021, including a number of projects from EA.