Publisher Deep Silver has today announced a new entry into the Dead Island series, though this one is taking on a new form in the shape of a third-person survival mystery titled Escape Dead Island from developer Fatshark (War of the Roses, War of the Vikings).
Narrative producer Alex Toplansky told the PlayStation blog
that the title would offer a "fresh perspective" on the series when it launches in autumn, thanks to it's third-person single-player survival mystery gameplay.
Escape represents a crucial bridge between the events of Dead Island and Dead Island 2, and will finally reveal the origins of the virus, and even some tantalising clues as to where the events are going to lead… but it’s going to be up to you to decide what to believe. That’s because this story-driven single player game is played through the eyes of Cliff Calo, who’s watching his world unravel.
Cliff is the spoiled son of a powerful media mogul who has stolen a yacht with his friends determined to film the documentary of the century: Exposing the truth about the Banoi outbreak to the public. Their plan: infiltrate the archipelago’s top-secret quarantined island of Narapela and document everything.
According to Toplansky, players will be able to explore this all-new island in a sneaky fashion, trying to avoid the undead and their rotten smell. The game takes on a comic-book inspired look as well, which you can check out in the announcement trailer below, helping compliment Cliff's surreal situation where everything has "gone to hell" as they say.
Escape Dead Island will be launching on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 later this year.