Activision's Blood Drive is real and just as ridiculous as predicted

Last week, we stumbled across Amazon's listingfor an upcoming vehicular combat game published by Activision which purported itself to be chock-full of “zombies with attitudes,” “motorized vehicles on steroids,” and other super rad bullet-points. Well, hold on to your maggoty racing caps, because apparently Blood Drive is the real deal, and here are the pics to prove it...

Due out this November for the Xbox 360 and PS3, Blood Drive pits driver versus driver in a zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic contest of skill, speed and stomach weakness. Framed as televised events, gamers will put pedal to the metal in a number of brutally gruesome tournaments and challenges staged throughout 'Lost' Vegas' city streets and wastelands. The game will also feature online multiplayer, and, as mentioned, lots and lots of zombies.

Perhaps the best part of this announcement is press release itself, which reads like a Tarantino-esque parody of grindhouse/zombie media. Or maybe it isn’t being that clever, and is honestly just ridiculous. In addition to listing undead frat boys and strippers, Activision's press release also promises that, “with such a target rich environment, it won’t take you long before you send the endless mass of blood-thirsty zombies and battle hardened maniacs back to hell, one bloody tire-tread at a time!”

Adds David Pokress with Activision publishing, “Over-the-top vehicular combat and zombies are two things that go great together. What more is there to say?”

Indeed, Mr.Pokress. Indeed. (Slow clap.) See more screens of the “motorized vehicles on steroids” below:

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Matt Bradford wrote news and features here at GamesRadar+ until 2016. Since then he's gone on to work with the Guinness World Records, acting as writer and researcher for the annual Gamer's Edition series of books, and has worked as an editor, technical writer, and voice actor. Matt is now a freelance journalist and editor, generating copy across a multitude of industries.