What is Dead Island?

by: Jeremy -
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I am sure that we have all seen the amazing trailer for Dead Island which hit the ‘net this week. As impressive of a debut as the trailer was, let’s be honest: it told us absolutely nothing about the game. Thankfully, our friends at Ripten have dig in to the title a little deeper and has offered up their findings to the world.

The official description from the developer explains the following:

“Cut off from the rest of the world, only four individuals who strangely find themselves immune to zombification have the power to protect the remaining survivors from the horrors of the island, to discover what’s really going on and find a way to escape before their own fatal ends.”

The game itself will play out this scenario as an action / RPG style game with full, 4-player cooperative support. Instead of being focused on finding the most devistating weapons that you can find, the game will force you to use what you have. This isn’t Left 4 Dead, instead the combat is going to focus more on melee combat using the everyday items that you find in your surroundings.

As players make their way through the island, and survive the unending hoards of zombies attacking them, they will earn experience and skill points which can be spent on upgrading their character’s abilities and weapons. The game is expected to see release on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC later this year. I think that we can officially add this one to my personal radar...

You can check out some early screenshots below: