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Broken Lines gets free The Dead and The Drunk zombie expansion

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Broken Lines gets free The Dead and The Drunk zombie expansion

Game News - posted by Infinitron on Mon 14 December 2020, 21:45:00

Tags: Broken Lines; PortaPlay

You might remember Broken Lines, the Frozen Synapse-inspired pulp WW2 tactical RPG released early this year and memorably reviewed by esteemed community Strange Fellow. By all appearances, the game was another also-ran in the ongoing glut of isometric RPGs, which is why it was a surprise when developer PortaPlay suddenly announced a free expansion earlier this month called The Dead and the Drunk. Yes, it's a zombie campaign where your squad will engage in three-way battles against the Nazis and the undead. To succeed in this task, they will have to partake of the powerful new booze offered by the local merchant. Here's the expansion's release trailer and description:

Dead are returning from their graves! If crash landing behind enemy lines was already a challenging experience for our squad of vagabonds, they sure as Hell didn’t sign up for this kind of insane, supernatural encounter, a three-sided fight for survival against both the living and the undead. Yet now it is upon them to discover the source of this occult magic in the war-ridden land that they find themselves in, and hopefully eliminate it before hordes of zombies spread all over the world. But how does one retain their sanity when facing enemies that have been spat out of hell?

Booze is the answer! With the steady supply of a highly flammable mix of questionable ingredients brought to you directly from Izkor, our heroes will have no problem marching all the way to Hell and back, so long as there are plenty of enemies to kill. So, make sure that everyone is drunk and fully armed as they are going to have hordes of enemies to kill and a mind-bending occult mystery to solve!

Tactical action

The critically acclaimed gameplay formula is back - now with zombies! Scout the battlefield, lure undead hordes to fight your enemies, then once both sides are suitably weakened, charge in and mop up the weakened survivors in one fell swoop - or bring out the biggest guns in your arsenal and simply blast your sorrows away. Just make sure to watch your back as the undead will come from all directions.

Occult mysteries

The biggest mystery here is the amount of booze in your keg. How come it’s never empty, even though everyone is constantly drinking from it? Well, not just that, all those reanimated corpses, pagan altars, and constant fog that blankets the area are worth investigating too, but not until everyone has quenched their thirst!

Inhuman bosses

Death comes in many forms, and the undead will return in just as many, so be prepared to adapt your fighting style to whatever unique zombie is in front of you, beware, some of them are truly monstrous, so your squad will need all of the combat experience and newly found Dutch courage to survive the encounter!

Booze and guns

Being an alcoholic has its perks. Literally. The more your soldiers drink, the more perks and abilities they get. Combine it with the vast arsenal left behind by those cowards who ran for their lives when they first saw the undead and you end up having a surprisingly diverse armament and abilities, perfect in your fight against the zombie apocalypse!
As mentioned, The Dead and the Drunk is a free update for Broken Lines, which is now on sale at Steam and GOG for $25 with a 30% discount until next week.

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