Blood Drive mixing car combat and zombies this November

When the BBFC first outed Activision's plans to release a title called Blood Drive, we immediately jumped to the conclusion that the publisher was working on an ultraviolent car combat game. Little did we know that what it was actually working on was a car combat game ... with zombies! A press release has revealed more about the title, in which "contestants must use their motorized death steeds of steel in a televised game show where drivers battle each other and hordes of revolting flesh eaters in an all-out fight to the death." It's a very poetic press release.

Blood Drive will start its engines this November on the 360 and PS3 at a slightly embargained price of $49.99. You can check out the first few screens for the game in the gallery below.
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Blood, brains and AUTOMOBILES! ACTIVISION publishing's

Blood Drive coming THIS FALL to XBOX 360 and PLAYSTATION 3

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – September 10, 2010 – A post-apocalyptic gladiator arena filled with zombies with attitudes and armored war machines sets the stage for the ultimate bloodsport in Activision Publishing, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: ATVI) upcoming Blood Drive, infecting stores this November for Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system.

In Blood Drive, contestants must use their motorized death steeds of steel in a televised game show where drivers battle each other and hordes of revolting flesh eaters in an all-out fight to the death. Face undead frat boys, cops, strippers and bachelorette partiers, each with their own special brand of death and devastation – and ways to die! While these rotting monsters wander the streets of a desert sin city craving sweet, succulent brains, your enemies have come equipped battle hardened armed vehicles, including heavily weaponized muscle cars, hot rods, and more. Amidst this gore-drenched mayhem contestants must use their head or lose it!

"Over-the-top vehicular combat and zombies are two things that go great together," said David Pokress, Activision Publishing. "What more is there to say?"

Blood Drive features several gruesome events set up as tournaments in the game's six unforgiving environments. Battling for top position is even more satisfying in multiplayer modes where up to four friends can drop in and drop out of the bloodbath at any time. 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!

Blood Drive will be available this November for $49.99. The game is rated "M" for Mature by the ESRB. For more information, visit www.activision.com.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.