Deep Silver To Publish Techland’s Dead Island

If you haven’t watched the teaser trailer for Dead Island yet then make sure you jump over to this link as it is just so awesome.  Not happy with bringing you the trailer yesterday we can now show you these 7 screenshots and some more details on the game itself.

Deep Silver announced today that it will publish Dead Island, and here are some details on the story behind the game. 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.

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.

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.

So there you have it.  Dead Island sounds like a great mix of Left 4 Dead and Dead Rising.

Dead Island will be released worldwide for the PlayStation 3, the Xbox 360 and PC later this year.

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