Following the little exclusivity window yesterday that kicked off with a very impressive CG trailer, European publisher Deep Silver have now officially announced
that they will be bringing Techland's Zombie shooter Dead Island to the world.
Techland's Poland-based studio is perhaps best known for the Call of Juarez games and the recently released Motocross title Nail'd.
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 utilising 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.
Dead Island was originally announced at the 2007 GamesCom event in Leipzig but appears to have had quite the overhaul since those original trailers
If you haven't seen the impressive new cinematic trailer yet (or just want to watch it again and again), check it out embedded below or click here for the HD option (very recommended)
Of course, that's just a pre-rendered CG trailer and offers little idea of what the actual game will look like, which is what these new screenshots
are for (compare them to these old shots released back in 2008
Dead Island is due on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 "later this year".