Looks like another of my favorite horror franchises is going the way of free-to-play. First, F.E.A.R. took the plunge, and now Deep Silver’s zombie bash ’em up series will follow with the PC entry, Dead Island: Epidemic.
They’re calling it a ZOMBA (Zombie Online Multiplayer Battle Arena), and in it three teams of players will fight for survival. We’ll hear more from it at Gamescom later this month, where we’ll hopefully get a look at how it will play. They promise Epidemic will “feature all the trademark elements” of a Dead Island game, so to me that means weapon crafting, epic loot and visceral melee combat. I’m looking forward to seeing how all that translates to a MOBA (or ZOMBA). Usually, Dead Island games are preceded by a gorgeous CGI trailer, so we might get another of those, too.
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