It starts with random visits from a Wikipedia page dedicated to the original game, which I reviewed and appreciated for its boldness, and its bizarre… everything, despite some shortcomings and rough gameplay. Though in reading through the entry, I get the confirmation I’ve been hoping for— Yes, The Undead Syndrome 2 exists, and yes, it is descending even further into utter strangeness.
Probably not an ally.
Featuring alien obelisks, tentacles, and spaceships, it’s safe to assume the Silent Hill-y / supernatural vibe of the original will receive a heavy dose of the extraterrestrial. It’s all work-in-progress shots for now, but the basic pillars behind the first game, exploration and ranged-combat, are intact. The RPG-like upgrade system, that had you implanting various crystals into your body to improve stats and attacks, looks to be returning, as well as some familiar enemies (well, shirtless men, now with teeth!) and all-new ….creatures. I don’t have a clue what it all means, yet I’m really excited to know the sequel is on its way.
The Undead Syndrome 2 is aiming for a sometime-2013 release. If you can read Japanese, or trust Google Translate, or just prefer to absorb your data visually, you can follow developer Mukago Software and the game’s progress here.