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Zombie Army Trilogy Gets Local Co-op in Upcoming Switch Version

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Half a decade after its original launch on PC and other consoles, Zombie Army Trilogy fittingly lives again on Nintendo Switch. Rebellion, the independent developer and publisher of Zombie Army Trilogy, announced today that their third-person co-op shooter that pits World War II heroes against a horde led by undead Hitler will be ported to Switch in the first half of 2020.

Furthermore, the game will be optimized for Switch by including compatibility for the platform's special features like motion controls, HD Rumble, Pro Controller support, and, for the first time in the series, local co-op play. Teams of two to four players will be able to shoot shoulder-to-shoulder in the game across all game modes. Zombie Army Trilogy will also support Nintendo's new friend invite system on Switch.

No definitive release date for the Switch version of Zombie Army Trilogy was revealed just yet, but with a window of the first half of 2020, it seems the game won't be far from the launch of the fourth game in the series, Zombie Army 4: Dead War, which arrives on Xbox One, PS4, and PC on February 4, 2020.

Zombie Army Trilogy originally launched on PC in March of 2015 before being ported to Xbox One and PS4 a few months later in July. It bundles Zombie Army and Zombie Army 2, which were at one time both PC-exclusive, with what was at that time the brand-new Zombie Army 3. The collection of games didn't turn the heads of many critics, as evidenced by its 65 rating on OpenCritic from 30 reviewers, but it has persisted through the last few years as a well-known co-op game, even being iterated on in many ways in Rebellion's more recent co-op shooter, Strange Brigade, both of which arguably spun off from the developer's most popular series, Sniper Elite.

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