Lifeline DLC Lets You Put on the Uniform
The military always sucks in zombie fiction. Not because it's bad at what it does, but because it does what it does. Wait, that doesn't make any sense. What I'm trying to say is, the military in zombie fiction, is always portrayed as this second enemy, in addition to the zombies. They're always this force of faceless monsters that have no problem eradicating the human race at the same pace as the zombies. And the military always pays the price in the end. Having served for a few years myself, I know that - at least on an individual level - things just don't work that way in the army. And developer Undead Labs seem to feel the same.
The recently revealed Lifeline expansion for the somewhat flawed yet still awesome State of Decay will let you play as the army side, according to the new blog post from the devs themselves. You commandeer Greyhound One, a surviving unit of soldiers sent in to the outskirts of the city of Danforth during the zombie outbreak, on a mission to rescue some scientists that may be crucial in the search for a cure. The interesting part about this is that the typical progression is now reversed.
"What you end up with is the inverse of the usual progression. Instead of starting with nothing, and slowly building yourself up into a post-apocalyptic powerhouse, you start the game as a well-equipped, well-supported military unit, and then must learn to improvise as one resource after another is depleted...and isn’t coming back."
This is a pretty cool change of pace for the typical, and frankly a bit tired, way of progressing through a post-apocalyptic scenario. You and your army buddies will secure a landing zone that becomes your base, which you must defend against the zombies while rescuing civilians, before you eventually run out of outside support completely and must rely on other means to survive.
Beyond these details, not much more is known about the DLC. We're not sure yet when the DLC is set to release, or what more content it'll provide. But the blog post teases more to come in the coming weeks. We'll keep you updated.