Z’s Not Dead, Baby


Z, the goofy 90s RTS featuring fighting robots with a taste for Rocket Fuel, is making a comeback.

For those who missed it in 1996, another chance to sample the real-time strategy weirdness that is Z is coming soon in Z: The Game, a licensed remake of The Bitmap Brothers classic. In fact, the new game is being developed by The Bitmap Brothers in conjunction with digital publisher Kavcom.

The updated version will be built around the same RTS action and tongue-in-cheek humor that featured in the original release, with an overhauled interface that will take advantage of touch-screen interfaces. Yes, the game is being developed for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, along with the PC, Mac, Android devices, Blackberry Tab and possibly other devices as well.

“We’re thrilled to be working with The Bitmap Brothers on the fantastic Z: The Game,” said Kavcom Managing Director Tony Kavanagh. “Everything is in there, from the terrific comedy cutscenes to the frantic multiplayer mode, and with a much friendlier, intuitive interface. This is going to be the definitive version of Z.”

Complete platform details as well as a specific launch date have yet to be announced but the game is expected to come out later this year.

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