Dead Island Review

Dead Island Developer: Techland Publisher: Deep Silver Platforms: Xbox 360 (reviewed), PlayStation 3, PC Release Date: September 6, 2011 Price: $59.99 – Buy now! Overview: Zombies and video games are like peas in a pod. You will rarely have to look more than a few months in the future or in the past and not find a game that has zombies in it in some form or another. But what about a zombie g...

Dead Island’s launch trailer reminds us that only a week remains

Dead Island was originally announced back at E3 in 2006, but unfortunately it disappeared from the radar for many years until a very dramatic trailer reminded us of its existence. Afterwords it has felt like time had slowed down as fan excitement for the title kept growing after every piece of information released. Deep Silver has taken advantage of this and released the launch trailer for Dead Is...

Dead Island digital comic prequel available online

Curious about what life was like on the resort island of Banoi before it was infested with zombies and people were dying everywhere? Well Marvel Comics just revealed the prequel comic for Dead Island, and you can read it at their website here. Unfortunately the comic is quite short and also provides a small profile for each of the characters. The comic was created by Marvel Custom Solutions’ write...

Dead Island Bonus Content : Avatars, Takeovers and Pre-orders.

I think everyone can say they are excited about the upcoming release of Dead Island. Killing zombies, an idea that is simple, but impossible not to be fun, especially on a tropical paradise.  So Deep Silver has decided to let us drool a little more with the release of some extra goodies before we can get stuck into some moaning brain eaters.  XBOX Avatar Items: The avatars on Xbox 360 are just pla...

Dead Island Event Video

A few weeks ago I got the chance to visit the Mana Bar in Melbourne for a hands-on preview of Deep Silver’s upcoming tropical zombie-slaughterfest, Dead Island. The guys from GAME TV were also skulking around, interviewing people and taking in the impressive tiki-zombie decor. A video of the night surfaced yesterday, and this writer can be seen sipping on a Health Potion while trying out the...

Three Dead Island soundtrack songs to make those shadows all the scarier

Despite Deep Silver and Techland’s extremely high anticipated zombie survival title not coming out for another few weeks, some songs from the game’s soundtrack have found their way online. Three songs were found originally by CVG and are available to be listened to below. The music tracks include Zombie Rising, Surrounded by Zombies and of course the game’s main theme. There are ...

Dead Island’s Purna gets a few details and some screenshots

Dead Island has plenty of zombies and we’ve seen and heard plenty about them, but what about those still living on the island? Well today Techland and Deep Silver decided to give us a little bit of information on one of the female playable characters for the title. Her name is Purna and she carries a big knife as you can see in her official art below which shows that even in the face of a zo...

Risen 2 gets expanded website and teaser trailer

Deep Silver and and developers Piranha Bytes have expanded the website for the RPG Risen 2: Dark Waters. It is now online with more updates and additions to the new website to come. At www.risen2.com, adventurers now receive even deeper insights into the world of the RPG. Apart from new details about the story and the continents, the Risen 2 website also provides background information on the name...

Dead Island Co-op trailer teaches us its best to fight together

Dead Island is more than just about killing zombies. Not really, it is totally about killing zombies but what better way to do it than to kill with your friends while you work together to survive. This experience is finally going to be coming to our homes soon because Dead Island has gotten the gold seal of zombie approval which means it is ready for its release date on September 6th. To commemora...

Dead Island to receive series of cool facebook apps.

Deep Silver, publisher of the upcoming blockbuster Dead Island have taken a huge liking to the popularity of facebook, choosing to use the social networking site as a platform to interact with its huge legion of fans and create hype about the title. A series of 3 apps have been outsourced to Social CRM agency Neoco to build a relationship between the game and its users. Dead Island enthusiasts wil...

Dead Island First Impressions

Deep Silver’s upcoming zombie RPG Dead Island has been gathering quite a lot of attention for a brand new IP, largely due to the fantastic backwards teaser trailer released in February. Naturally, I was intrigued as to how the game would play, and if it would feature as strong a focus on the characters and drama as the trailer implies. Zombie games have been done to (un)death, and individually, mo...

Zombies search for a home; find one in Playstation

Oddly enough, the classified ad for the following has gone unanswered for quite some time: “Single undead zombie seeking a place to live and stage deadly terror attacks. Must accept flesh as payment. Dwelling must be large enough to host a horde. Owners should not be alarmed at the site of weapons, dead people, or other survival horror items.” Sony has finally listened to the plea of t...

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