Dead Island

  • Online Co-Op: 4 Players
  • LAN Co-Op: 4 Players
  • + Co-Op Campaign
Dead Island Announcement Portrays an Unhealthy Level of Sadism
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Dead Island Announcement Portrays an Unhealthy Level of Sadism

Our head honcho Nick Puleo was one of the first keen pair of eyes to catch today's announcement trailer for Dead Island, an upcoming first-person survival horror title. The trailer is as brutal as it is beautiful, taking our generation's already unhealthy obsession of zombies to a new, more sadistic plane of thought.

Polish studio Techland seems to have somehow heard our laments, as their last high-profile title was Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood - a title whose heels we nipped for lacking co-op. For this new "first-person zombie slasher" they've chosen to support four-player drop-in/drop-out co-op. Furthermore, the game will be significantly "darker" in tone than the excellent Left 4 Dead series, and will feature RPG elements to some extent.

An early gore tech trailer gave us a fleeting glimpse of what kind of nasty, real-time character damage would be presented in Dead Island, and it was impressive. Now, Techland and publisher Deep Silver have released a pre-rendered trailer that's sure to get your blood free-flowing in anticipation.



Dead Island will see players struggling to stay alive while concurrently trying to unravel the mystery of a zombie outbreak on the Royal Palms Resort island of Banoi, Papa New Guinea. The game is currently slated to release in the highly competitive fourth quarter of 2011.