Ray’s the Dead has been a long time coming. Originally debuting with a Kickstarter way back in 2013, that first round was canceled and retooled for a successful 2014 run. Since then the original publisher downsized its portfolio, sending the game down the self-published route and adding an extra year to develop, but after a successful demo in the Steam Summer Festival, it was clear Ray was finally getting close to release. Today it was announced that the zombie horde shambles forth on October 22, bringing its uniquely weird blend of action, strategy, humor, and drama to PC via Steam and PS4.
That latter version is also fully backward-compatible with PS5, and for those looking for something more Nintendo-oriented a Switch version is coming in 2021. Games take a very long time to make, even from experienced crews with titles like the cult-classic Stubbs the Zombie under their belt, but so long as they finally get here it all works out in the end. Except for poor Ray, because he’s dead.