Dead Island’strailer debut is the talk of the town this week, and like all viral videos this one has earned itself a touching parody. Created in Minecraft, the following video recreates much of the emotional trailer’s most memorable moments. If you think you can watch it without welling up again, check it out below.
Need a tissue? Me too. If you want more head past the break for another Minecraft created trailer, this time for Dead Space 2. READ MORE
A few days ago there was a rumbling of a Dead Island movie in the works but it would seem that report was a little premature. According to the game’s Facebook page they’re still considering a Dead Island film but they haven’t signed with anyone yet as a “high-quality movie is the #1 thing we’re concerned about for a film adaptation.”
When it comes to bad video game films Hollywood’s batting a thousand so it’s reassuring to see a studio taking a potential film adaptation of their IP seriously. I don’t think I could sit through another Hitman, Bloodrayne, House of the Dead, Max Payne, Doom, Street Fighter, Wing Commander, Alone in the Dark, gasp, Far Cry, Mortal Kombat 2 (the first didn’t entirely suck), Laura Croft or Prince of Persia again. Yeah, I know I skipped Resident Evil and Silent Hill but Milla Jovovich can do no wrong and I actually enjoyed the latter. READ MORE
It hasn’t been but a few days since the game’s incredibly emotional trailer went viral and Hollywood’s already laying plans for a film adaptation. Could this be the video game movie we’ve all been dreaming for? Looking at Hollywood’s pedigree, I’ll be keeping my hopes low until I know more.
What we know so far is The Sean Daniel Company and Union Entertainment have purchased the film rights to Dead Island. Sean Daniel (The Mummy) will be producing the film alongside Union’s Dmitri Johnson and Richard Liebowitz and apparently, they’ve already begun the search for a writer as well as talks with studios. So the only question remains, would do you want in a Dead Island film? READ MORE
Earlier this week we all had our minds blown by the announcement trailer for Dead Island, an open world video game in development by Techland for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The brutal and quite sad trailer flashes reverse footage of a zombie attack revealing the destruction of a family. Easily one of the most buzzed about games of the year, you can watch the footage inside (editor’s note: the footage and characters may not even represent the actual game).
I expected a film deal, but not this fast. Producer/Universal exec Sean Daniel (National Lampoon’s Animal House, Dazed and Confused, Tombstone, The Mummy, The Wolfman) scored film rights, reports Hitfix: “Daniel recently established The Sean Daniel Company, and they’re the ones who bought the rights to the game. Techland, the Polish developer for the game, has got to be dancing in the streets right now. This is a game that had been delayed and that had fallen off the radar after being announced a few years ago. As soon as that trailer, created by Axis Animation, popped up online, Dead Island went from ‘troubled game that’s taken forever to come out’ to ‘game everyone will play this fall because the awareness on it is gigantic.’ ”
Terror. Violence. Madness. Bedlam. A holiday paradise gone mad. A tropical island turns into total chaos after a mysterious zombie outbreak. Cut off from the rest of the world, the player’s only chance to survive is to fight to the death and find a way to escape from the island. READ MORE
Since no one had heard anything about Dead Island since its unveiling at E3 2007, the long in development zombie game was thought to be dead. That changed a few days ago with the reveal of a rather depressing CG trailer that was equal parts heartbreaking and incredibly exciting. Now that much of the shock the trailer no doubt left many of us with has faded a bit, I feel this is a fantastic time to take a look at this promising new IP and talk about what could make it great.
A paltry handful of details have been revealed about the game, including its four-player drop-in, drop-out cooperative play, scarce guns and ammo (its mostly melee based) and minor RPG elements. We also know it takes place in and around the fictional Royal Palms Resort on an (equally fictional) island called Banoi in Papua New Guinea (that last one’s definitely real). But that’s what we already know, what about our hopes, our dreams, our aspirations? There’s a very good chance we won’t be seeing this game for some time, the soonest being the end of the year, so that’s ample time to toss in some community submitted ideas. READ MORE
Video game publisher Deep Silver announced today that they will be publishing Dead Island for Techland. I have to say, they are the luckiest video game publisher on the planet. Dead Island in 1 day went from being the game that as Adam Dodd put it “that dark place video games go when they die prematurely” to probably being one of the most anticipated games of the year. And just about everyone unanimously agrees it is probably one of the best video game trailers of all time.
The game obviously takes place in a tropical island resort where a mysterious zombie outbreak takes place and wreaks absolute havok on the gorgeous island. The campaign is said to be dark and very much inspired by classic horror films. READ MORE
After hearing nothing regarding Dead Island since it was announced back in 2007, most of us assumed the game had entered that dark place video games go when they die prematurely. But like any good zombie game it survived, you could even say it was reanimated (Ha! See what I did there?) and so far the game is looking incredible.
If the trailer wasn’t enough for you I suggest checking out these brand new screenshots that show off some of the island’s expansive vistas and blood-filled pools. Head past the break to see what this island has to offer. READ MORE
Thanks to Jonathan Barkan, and my partner in podcast Kiel, below you can see the just released Dead Island Trailer in forward. And past the break you can check out the trailer with the epic music from Lost. Enjoy!
IGN posted just a short while ago a trailer for Dead Island. It’s incredible. It’s heart wrenching. It’s got the one thing Lost was missing. Zombies. Watch the trailer now!!
RIGHT!? Sooooo good! Well worth the several year wait. Game devs Techland have been at work on Dead Island for years now, so hopefully since we got that amazing preview they will be releasing some more vids and screens soon. According to the Wiki, the game will be focused on melee and you can use almost anything as a weapon. It’s also said to have 4 player drop in and out at will co-op, Left 4 Dead style. Which is amazing. The game is being developed for the PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360, no release date yet. READ MORE
The video games industry is an unforgiving world where highly anticipated games can be canceled without warning, or even worse, they can be thrown into the dread video game limbo. The fate of those who find themselves in the latter category rarely survive, instead fans are strung along for years with the promise of a release until the game meets its inevitable fate.
Unfortunately, Development Hell strikes horror games just as often, if not more so, than other genres. The most likely cause of this is how shaky the genre is, where long in development titles like Alan Wake get great reviews and tons of hype before falling short in the sales department. Then there are titles like Resident Evil that breaks all expectations, and surprise hits like BioShock. So if there’s a game you’ve been looking forward to for some time, read on to see the fifteen horror titles we’re foaming at the mouth to get our hands on. READ MORE
Thanks to our friend AfterTheAsylum for the tip on this, because I myself had been wondering about the status on Dead Island. Apparently over at Techland they are keeping it on lockdown, but it’s apparently still moving along nicely. I can’t wait to see some footage on it, because done correctly this could be a great game.
“I can understand how impatient our fans must be to see more news and assets from Dead Island,” said Techland international brand manager Blazej Krakowiak in an e-mail to G4.”Unfortunately our agreement with the game’s worldwide publisher imposed a media silence on us. All we are allowed to say is that the game is in development and doing great and that all future updates regarding the game will come directly from the publisher. I know it’s not much at the moment,” said Krakowiak. “We’re really excited with what we’ll be able to share with fans but for the moment our hands are tied.”
The game is being made for the PC and Xbox 360, no release date is on the horizon, but I’m excited! READ MORE
So, I found a game that for whatever reason I had glanced over and never noticed. Well perhaps it is because it was talked about at the beginning of 2008, and then not much after. The game is called Dead Island. Supposed to be coming out on the PC and Xbox 360 this year, but it is apparent that it hasn’t and wont. Basically it looks like a 1st person shooter, where you are on some awesome Island resort and then, zombies!
Check out this teaser, and another video and some screens after the break.