Earlier this week a rumor surfaced that Deep Silver was planning on handing over development of the all but confirmed Dead Island 2 to a new studio. The first game was developed by Techland, and while they certainly did an admirable job, Dead Island didn’t quite live up to the expectations set by its fantastic debut trailer. The game still sold remarkably well, shipping over 3 million units so far, but much of that undoubtedly came from all the buzz that trailer received. With Dead Island 2, Deep Silver could be taking the same approach Konami and Capcom use with their Silent Hill and Resident Evil franchises respectively, by giving the game to another studio. Head past the jump for more! READ MORE
Dead Island might be lacking in the post-release DLC, but if a listing on the British ratings board is any indication, that won’t stop Deep Silver from giving us a Game of the Year edition. It would probably include the Bloodbath Arena and Ryder White expansions, though really, neither of them added much value to the game. Not everyone shared my love for Dead Island and all its electrified machete co-op action and the DLC was pretty disappointing, but if you’ve managed to hold off on getting yourself a copy this could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. That is, if you haven’t nabbed a copy because you have no interest in the game. In that case, there’s a hilarious Christopher Walkenthrough video below this post that might tickle your fancy. READ MORE
You remember that beautifully made Dead Island announcement trailer? Well, if you don’t you can head past the break to check it out. You should check it out regardless because it’s incredible and bone chilling. Well, Deep Silver has won the award for Outstanding Promotional Trailer at the Game Marketing Awards this year. They also won the award for Best Use of Social Media at this years MCV Awards. I’m just curious if they will be able to top the trailer for their next game. I’m excited to see what they come up with.
It took a while, but Dead Island will finally be getting it’s first dose of story DLC with Ryder White. In it you play as the game’s main baddie, colonel Ryder White, who I will always remember as one of the most frustrating boss fights I’ve ever had the misfortune of playing in a video game. Seriously, that entire rooftop sequence sucked rotting zombie balls. In fact, when I get the DLC, I think I’ll let Ryder White die a couple dozen times over, as revenge for being a part of that fight. Yeah, that sounds fun.
Ryder White releases on February 1st for xbox 360, PS3, and PC. It’ll charge 800 MSP, or $10 in real money for “several hours” of gameplay, some plot twists, and the chance to watch Ryder White get his ugly face bashed in by curb-stomp happy infected. Head past the jump for the DLC trailer. READ MORE
Everyone’s favorite horror RPG is getting a second dose of DLC with a single-player expansion dubbed ‘Ryder White’. Fans might recognize this name as it belongs to the colonel who goes all William Birkin on you at the end of the game (belated spoiler!). I am all for an expansion on the story, especially one that brings with it several hours of gameplay, new weapon blueprints, and the chance to be evil.
Ryder White will be available in just a few short weeks, or January 31 on PSN and February 1 for XBLA and Steam. It’ll cost you $9.99, or 800 Microsoft Screaming Ponies. Is this something you’re interested in? READ MORE
Remember when I asked you to tell me what your favorite (and least favorite) horror games of 2011 were? I realize that was way back in 2011 so it might be a little hazy, but it happened, and now I have the results. After slaving away over a hot computer, picking through thousands of votes across 13 categories, I now have your winners.
The biggest surprise came from how many times Dead Space 2 and Dead Island butted heads, fighting for first place; apparently you all love those two games (and for good reason). So without further ado, let’s see who the winners are! READ MORE
Back when the trailer for Dead Island made its premiere a couple months ago, a lot of people were literally calling it “the best trailer ever”. I sort of disagree. For one, it’s basically just that one Coldplay video, only with zombies. And two, it had nothing to really do with the game itself.
However, even with my reservations against it, I have to admit it was a stirring piece of promotion. And I certainly can’t fault anyone for liking it. In fact, Lionsgate likes it so much that it seems their Dead Island movie will be primarily based on the game’s trailer rather than the game itself.
“Like the trailer that will serve as its primary creative inspiration, the film ‘Dead Island’ will be an innovation of the zombie genre because of its focus on human emotion, family ties and non-linear storytelling. ‘Like the hundreds of journalists and millions of fans who were so passionate and vocal about the Dead Island trailer, we too were awestruck… This is exactly the type of property we’re looking to adapt at Lionsgate – it’s sophisticated, edgy, and a true elevation of a genre that we know and love. It also has built in brand recognition around the world, and franchise potential.’”
Dead Island’s release is RIGHT around the corner, and I could not be having more of a shit fit about it if I tried. Check out the release trailer below, get 3 of your friends ready for the PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360 release of the game on September 6th.
Now that Dead Island is less than a month away I’m about to burst. Seriously, I’m going to burst and cover these walls with little Adam giblets. So while I’m trying to contain myself you should definitely check out these songs, because they’re pretty easy on the ears, kind of like how easy I am on the eyes. And the bosom. And the [CENSORED]. The song below is the main theme song, and I’m definitely a fan. I wouldn’t mind slaying zombies with a few friends while this played in the background. Would you?
The other two songs, “Surrounded By Zombies” and “Zombie Uprising” can be found after the jump. Just make sure your ears are limbered up first, they’re pretty thick. READ MORE
It’s official, Dead Island has gone gold. That means every feature’s in there, it’s been tested to get the bugs out, and the game’s officially shipped to a manufacturer for mass production. That’s good news. If you had lingering fears that something would happen that would keep you away from the game your fears have officially been squashed. Nay, they’ve been sliced into fried little giblets by an electric machete. Because that’s how they do it, son. In related news, here’s a new trailer!
A tropical paradise infested by zombies? Check. Lots of weapons? Check. A couple of badass survivors to choose from so you can beat zombie ass with your friends? Check and check. I am so looking forward to this game, it really can’t come out soon enough. READ MORE
You know, I hate being the bringer of bad news. It’s just not fun, no sir, not fun at all. So it’s good that there isn’t any bad news to dish out today, in fact, all I have is sunshine and sensual velvety love for everyone! Can you believe it? Dead Island, a game that was unveiled so long ago is only a short month away from gifting us with the kickass cooperative zombie mayhem I’ve wanted since I was a baby. Seriously, I’ve wanted this game since I was a baby. My first words were ‘electric machete’ and my third and fourth were ‘tasty entrails.’ (I grew up in a troubled household).
So obviously, Dead Island is my type of game, and it should be yours as well. I mean, if you like joining your friends so you can mow down hordes of zombies with hand-crafted weapons and a mean ‘tude, then this is pretty much the game of your dreams. If you’d like another look at this mind-blowingly cool looking game, I suggest heading past the break for a new batch of screens. READ MORE
Fancy yourself a cheevo (that’s hipster lingo for achievement) or two every now and then? Have you been known to go out of your way to nab a couple every once in a while? Do you have a victory dance that you break into every time you unlock all of a game’s cheevos? If you answered yes to one or all of these questions then the following news might make your nether regions come to life a little bit, because Dead Island’s cheevo list has just been… unlocked. Yeah, that just happened.
The game looks to have a nice selection of cheevos that you’ll get over time and some you’ll have to work for, like setting ten zombies on fire at once or killing five zombies with a single blow. I’m especially interested in the Steam Punk cheevo where you have to “create weapons to rival the gods of fire and thunder,” could the latter be referring to the electric machete we’ve seen before in screenshots? Head past the break for the full list! READ MORE
GAMESRADAR is releasing self made episodes of Dead Island: Origins every week on Tuesday. This weeks episode the guys arrive on Dead Island, and they are a little too excited about it. Check it out below!
Those of you Playstation 3ers who still play around with Playstation Home will be excited to know Dead Island is making its way Home sometime before the games release. The zombies will make their way into home and turn the place on its head.
But that isn’t all, you and 3 friends will get to play zombie mini games together. Up to 10 different zombie mini games. If you complete all 10 mini games you will get an exclusive in game weapon. Exploding meat. I don’t know what it does, but I take my exploding meat rare. Dead Island fans should keep up on the mini games, as every week they will be releasing challenges where the player can win items for use in the actual game. More past the break. READ MORE
The wondrous and majestic video games website known as GAMESRADAR is releasing exclusive Dead Island: Secret Origins and original web series. The 1st episode is out and you can check it out below. I don’t want to spoil it, so check it out!
Ah how it must be nice to work in an office rather than from my bedroom where my girlfriend plays some wacked out cooking game from the Apple App Store because the Lion OSX is SOOOO cool. The next video in the series will be out Tuesday, so expect to see it! GamesRadar is also giving one lucky winner a five-night island getaway for two in the Bahamas! You can enter to win HERE!READ MORE
First announced back in 2007, Dead Island’s unique take on the all too familiar scenario of us versus hordes zombie made it instantly stand out. Then, suddenly, the game went quiet, and we didn’t hear from it again for a couple of years. It even made our list of the most anticipated horror games that needed to see the light of day. On a side note, from the 17 games on that list, Dead Island is the only game that’s since shown up, if you don’t count a third Resident Evil: Outbreak game (Operation Raccoon City sort of counts).
Now that we know a lot about the game it’s time we take a look at it and decide whether or not this game is going to be the mind-blowing open-world zombie game it’s jaw-dropping trailer made it out to be. How will Dead Island perform during our premature evaluation? Let’s find out. READ MORE
Remember the trailer below? Of fucking course you do. It’s incredible. It changed lives. Millions of lives. Well, Dead Island, Axis, and Deep Silver’s trailer took gold at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. It won the gold in the internet film category, which went from hundreds of choices, down to 41, down to Dead Island.
I think that’s great, the trailer is incredible and they damn sure deserved to win something for it. More past the break. READ MORE
Dead Island’s characters are not what you’d expect out of a normal video game. Which is great. You aren’t getting the cliche’ blonde bimbo, or the completely overly ripped tough guy. You’re getting real people with real back stories. Which brings me to Logan.
A former football star, spoiled by life and successful in every possible way, Logan’s ego finally put an end to his bright future. Taking part in a reckless street race with tragic consequences, Logan not only killed a young woman – his unfortunate passenger; he also fractured his knee, putting an end to his sports career. His fall from stardom inevitably followed and he plunged swiftly into a life of bitterness and despair. In an attempt to get away from the demons hunting him, he gladly takes the chance to experience the beauties and wonders of Banoi. Soon enough though the getaway he was dreaming about turns into a real life nightmare… Screens past the break. READ MORE
Dead Island is a zombie game that strives to kick more ass than any zombie game before it. That’s a pretty tough mission but if what we’ve seen of the game so far is any indication, they’re doing a mighty fine job so far. This new batch of screens from E3 today showcase the game’s multiplayer, and they all show off a new section of Banoi island.
Head past the break for the screenshots, and in case you missed it the game releases on the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC on September 6th here in the US and the 9th everywhere else. READ MORE
Dead Island has managed to astound me with every trailer, screenshot and bit of gameplay since it was first unveiled. It’s a zombie game that wants to take the very common zombie apocalypse scenario and set it in a realistic world. This game could very well be my game of the year, but I’ll let you watch this new trailer from E3 so you can decide for yourself.
Oh, and did I mention it finally has a release date? Sharpen your machete and make sure you have a spare clip of ammo because everyone in the States will get it on September 6th, and the rest of the world just a few days later on the 9th. READ MORE
Dead Island looks pretty good. It has zombies and a bunch of ways to dispatch them, and the trailers we’ve seen for the game so far have been pretty great. It’s no surprise we’re getting a special edition, but there are a few reasons that make this one pretty great. First, it comes with the game’s first DLC, dubbed Bloodbath Arena, that sounds a lot like the Firefight/Horde/Survival Modes in recent games, where you and a few friends have to fight waves of enemies.
The special edition brings with it unique cover art and an exclusive blueprint for a weapon called the Ripper – a baseball bat with a buzz saw attached to it. Head past the break for more details on the special edition and the Bloodbath Arena DLC. READ MORE
Square Enix has always been known for their RPGs. The Final Fantasy series mostly. I kind of wish they would bring back some classics from the SNES era. After jumping on board with Deep Silver to help publish Dead Island it’s nice to see Square switching it up quite a bit. A decent line up this year for them which you can check past the break.
Deep Silver has been around for a long while, but I think they are really going to be making a name for themselves with the release of Dead Island. Which they will be showing at E3 alongside Risen 2: Dark Waters.
Although those are the only 2 games they are showing, Dead Island alone will be enough to pull them. Past the break for some info. READ MORE
We truly have been waiting for what seems like forever for some Dead Island gameplay, well, today is the day! Below you can find an exclusive video from one of my personal favorite sites GAMETRAILERS, 12 minutes long and full of gameplay and some explanation behind a lot of it. Check out the awesome below.
I’m still a little weary after reading about some wonky feeling controls, but all in all so far the game is looking real fun. Dead Island is looking at an August release date this year for the PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360. So, thoughts on the video? READ MORE