Dead Island has eaten enough brains to go gold

Dead Island is the new Deep Silver game published by Square Enix in North America to assist with distribution.  This is a good move on both of their parts as the game was hit at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles a couple of months ago.  Dead Island at first glance might seem similar to the Valve hit, Left 4 Dead or the upcoming Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City.  The truth is Dead Island offers a lot more in gameplay than either of afore mentioned games.

Dead Island takes place on the Island of Banoi, just off the coast of Papua New Guinea, located South of the Equator and just north of Australia. A mysterious epidemic suddenly and without warning, breaks out on the island and as a guest of the Royal Palms Resort, your stay was supposed to be a dream holiday; a luxurious getaway to the beautiful beaches of a tropical paradise.  But now, faced with the reality of a zombie apocalypse, there is only one thing left to do…survive.

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 an engrossing campaign that can be played co-op, in an open world with up to 4 players.   This definitely isn’t a game for kids and the art style is much more graphic and gritty than anything else out there.  Dead Island will be available September 6th at your local Los Angeles area game stores.

Those that pre-order at Gamestop will get a free upgrade to the limited edition.  This edition includes:  Exclusive Cover Art Packaging, Exclusive In-Game Weapon: The Ripper (Special Combination Baseball Bat & Buzz Saw,) and the Bloodbath Arena DLC which includes: 4 Arenas, deadly and hazardous spiked with traps, Endless waves of Zombies, Single or Coop Multiplayer, Loot XP & items you can bring into your campaign and an additional weapon, the Sonic Pulse Grenade.

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