Eidos Entices Necrophiliacs, Touches Dead

February 22, 2007

Eidos today announced a new game for the Nintendo DS, somewhat awkwardly titled Touch the Dead (the game is called Dead’n’Furious elsewhere in the zombie loving world). Described as a “fast-paced, first-person shooter that takes gamers on a daring journey through a world taken over by zombies,” this game, developed by Dream On Studios, is expected to ship this spring.

In Touch the Dead, gamers play as Rob Steiner (a.k.a. Prisoner #1809), a man who wakes up to find himself alone in a jail “teeming with zombies.” Apparently, the game will make heavy use of the touch screen, as players will be able to “touch screen to destroy anything – from inmates to prison staff.”

And for those too weak to fight the good fight alone, the game will also support Wi-Fi, allowing players to bring in reinforcements.

Touch the Dead is a game you just can’t put down,” commented Kevin Gill, senior marketing manager for Eidos North America, who also adds, “some games want to train your brain, we just want to eat it.”