Deep Silver Announces Dead Island

Posted By | On 17th, Feb. 2011 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet


Terror. Violence. Madness. Bedlam. A holiday paradise gone mad. A tropical island turns into total chaos after a mysterious zombie outbreak. Cut off from the rest of the world, the player’s only chance to survive is to fight to the death and find a way to escape from the island.

Deep Silver announced today that it will publish Dead Island, the upcoming gruesome zombie slasher by renowned developer Techland. Dead Island combines first-person action with a heavy focus on melee combat, character development and customization of a vast array of weapons. All of these gameplay features are presented in a dark story inspired by classic zombie movies with a gritty and engrossing campaign that can be played with up to four players in co-op mode.

Set in an open world tropical island, hordes of different festering zombies await players around every corner while they embark on a variety of thrilling missions through the holiday resort. With firearms and ammunition being scarce the player must rely on utilizing found items as weapons for self-defense and fight off zombie hordes in intense melee combat. A diverse range of items can be collected and will later serve to transform the player’s ordinary makeshift weapons into serious instruments of destruction.

In addition to satisfying even the most bloodthirsty action fan’s fantasy, Dead Island also features role-playing elements which allow the player to develop one of the game’s unique character classes according to their preferences, all the while learning new skills and fresh tactics during their journey through the perilous environments of the island. What’s more, anytime during a game up to four players can seamlessly join together and experience the intense combat and immersive story with cooperative gameplay.

With the all-new Chrome Engine 5 powering Dead Island, the game will use the latest installment of Techland’s acclaimed proprietary game engine, allowing the player to experience the tropical island paradise in graphical splendor with diverse environments like lush forests and detailed city environments.

Dead Island will be released worldwide for the PS3,  Xbox 360 & PC later this year.


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  • lukepc92

    Holy shit that trailer was fantastic, i dont think iv seen a trailer that good before. This has potential but we cant tell til we see gameplay

    • dh4645

      i know right! i saw it on attack of the show last night. gave me the damn chills. i was like “eh another zombie game”….and then i was like “that was f’ing awesome.”

  • Thatruth86

    WOWWWWW that was awesome i have to say.. if those are in game graphics nice !!! i likey n from this trailer id keep my eyse open for this game .. i dnt play many zombie games since there arent that many good ones or just dnt catch my interest but this needless to say seeems like a good 1

  • aquaman22

    Damn that was a really cool CGI trailer, with NO gameplay at all. The idea sounds really cool, even though i was thinking about L4D at times when i was reading this. But the role playing elements could spice things up. But to be honest im getting tired of this zombie stuff. This game might be worth checking out, but i need to see some gameplay first. Aqua Out!!

  • forb1dden1

    Looks a lot like Left 4 Dead! I am going to have to give this one a spin!

  • Thatruth86

    Lmao ohh good thanks for pointing that out genius :p so oh well we just to wait to see what this game is about .. So if ur tied of zombiesdont buy it right..

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