Alive 4-Ever Returns, the sequel to Meridian’s smash hit top-down dual stick survival shooter Alive 4-Ever, is set to hit the App Store before month’s end, and we have some brand new screenshots and a gameplay trailer to prove its existence.

Alive 4-Ever Returns looks to build off of the success of the original by featuring a new and improved game engine that will provide even more stunningly gory visuals, new environmental effects, and give you the ability to zoom in on the action.  The game will also include new weapons, such as dual handguns, grenades, rocket launchers, and sticky bombs that will help slow down the zombies.  Meridian is looking to add even more depth to this sequel by providing improved RPG elements and two brand new game modes.

The game’s story will pick up right where the original left off:

A month after the outbreak of the virus accident in Nefount City, Dr. Lederman, who is a Research Director of the pharmaceutical company, was issued a warrant for his arrest due to his involvement in the accident. His plan was to smuggle the virus sample into South America by sea, and hand it over to an unknown organization. The ship accidentally wrecked on a reef, and eventually sunk somewhere around California’s Marilla Island. On that same day, Greenshore City, a beachfront city with smooth sand and pristine water on Marilla Island was packed full of tourists as usual. A lifeguard didn’t pay attention and was sleeping on the job until he discovered the terrible situation, but it was too late, and the beach was quickly covered in blood! Still in a state of shock, the lifeguard didn’t see the infected person who had climbed the lifeguard tower, and the situation quickly got out of control. As one of only four survivors it is your mission to take control of the situation.

Alive 4-Ever Returns‘ complete list of features is included below:

  • RPG elements such as power-ups & picking-up new skills
  • 13 amazing skills
  • 18 disgusting types of zombies
  • 37 different kinds of destructive weapons
  • 4 player co-op mode
  • 36 bonus equipment
  • 40 stages of challenges
  • Supersized bosses
  • 3 unique game modes
  • More than 40 achievements via OpenFeint

Alive 4-Ever Returns will be hitting the App Store at the end of this month.  More screenshots and a brand new gameplay video can be seen below.