Microsoft and Undead Lab’s popular zombie survival title State of Decay will release for the first time on retail shelves, along with a downloadable version, starting April 28th with the State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition. In an effort to persuade players to pick up a physical copy of the title, both the publisher and developer have released details on the pre-order bonuses available.

Depending on which retailer you go to, players who pre-order the title will be treated to a unique knife to fend off the living dead in-game.


  • GameStop will get “The Avalonian”: A true work of art, taken off the body of a fantasy enthusiast whose excitement at having real zombies to stab with his enchanted dagger was tragically short-lived.
  • Amazon will get “The Android”: A next-generation box cutter infused with the best that modern technology has to offer. Ergonomic grip, perfectly-angled blade, and an edge that never wears out.
  • Best Buy will get “The Australian”: Now that’s a knife! Intimidate crocodiles and street punks alike with this replica knife, straight from the wilds of Hollywood.

Other bonus goodies for returning players and those getting into State of Decay for the first time include:



  • Previous owners ALSO gain access to an exclusive new character named Gurubani Kaur. She comes equipped for the zombie apocalypse with two unique swords and a special, permanently-suppressed rifle.
  • Regardless of whether you’re a returning fan or a new player, early purchasers via digital or retail can grab a limited Day One edition that includes the “Prepper’s Pack.” This bundle of exclusive content includes an SKS Survivor firearm, a Folding Axe melee weapon, and a Prepper-friendly SUV.
  • If you bought the original State of Decay on either Xbox 360 or PC, enjoy a 33 percent discount (that’s $10 off) when you purchase State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition via the Xbox Store or Steam.