Chris Cobb, co-founder of Ragtag Studio popped up on the PlayStation Blog today to announce that their upcoming game Ray’s the Dead, previously announced for the PS4, will also be coming to the PS Vita as cross-buy title.
You may remember Ray’s the Dead from Sony’s 2013 E3 press conference in which it was featured alongside a number of indie games heading to the PS4. The game features Ray, a recently converted zombie, who seeks to build an army of zombie followers to help him explore and understand his new life (or lack of it).
Also revealed was the implementation of a new flashback system which will allow you to play as Ray in his human form as well. This will give you the opportunity to learn more about the characters you meet and the friendships you have developed. It will also increase your skill set. Ray will from time to time “remember” certain skills he used to have as a human and then zombie Ray will be able to use them.
Ragtag Studio has labeled the game a story based action-stealth-puzzler which will also feature tactical elements but with a heavy emphasis on action. “A simple way to sum it up is Pikmin meets Stubbs the Zombie…”
Ray’s the Dead will be cross-buy between the PS4 and PS Vita, but there is no current release date. However, if you want to help the team out, you can back their Kickstarter project for the game.
Update: While there is no specific release date just yet, the developers have stated that their target is to have the game out by the middle of 2015.