Some years ago, most would've been surprised by this announcement. …but now, it almost makes sense.

Deep Silver and Square Enix have announced their collaboration to distribute Techland's promising action game, Dead Island , in North America. Square Enix has gone out of their way to find projects that appeal to the Western demographic, as most already know, so this fits right in with that business goal. Said Deep Silver Chief Operating Officer Geoff Milligan:

"Square Enix’s impressive distribution and marketing capabilities, combined with their proven success with launching top-notch AAA titles, makes them the absolute best partner for Dead Island. We’re thrilled to be partnering with their dedicated and talented team and look forward to collaborating with them in order to bring Dead Island to gamers."

You can find our in-depth preview of Dead Island here , and don't forget to check out the game's official website . Featuring a blend of first-person action and various role-playing elements, the game utilizes "engaging survival-focused gameplay." Weapons are few and far between and players will have to get creative with everyday items. Plus, we get four unique, customizable character classes and four-player co-op. Said Mike Fischer, Square Enix president and chief executive officer:

"Dead Island is a truly extraordinary title and we couldn’t be more excited about leveraging our unified Square Enix resources in bringing it to audiences in the Americas."

Dead Island is slated to arrive some time this year for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

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WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

That is SO weird. At least SE had nothing to do with making it. I'm definitely down for this zombie romp, can't wait.

gangan19
gangan19
9 years ago

what if they make it into an rpg zombie game lol?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

They don't know how to make an RPG

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
9 years ago

For zombie RPG goodness, I'll be waiting for Dead State hopefully this year.

tramp
tramp
9 years ago

i was thinking the same thing World

frylock25
frylock25
9 years ago

the video in the preview was crazy. it was cool how it was in reverse in slow motion kind of thing. i have never heard of this game before now though. looks like it could be a cool game.

Excelsior1
Excelsior1
9 years ago

that preview video was pretty awesome. definitely interested in this game.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

When I first heard about this game – seeing that trailer – I was excited. I really appreciate the four player co-op! This will make for an exciting title to play with or with out friends!


Last edited by bigrailer19 on 5/3/2011 3:58:46 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Yeah you might even see me doing some online MP with this.

Ultimateps3king
Ultimateps3king
9 years ago

If anyone is able to post on the playstation blog tell them that when I get updates for like the store it happens at 5 o'clock central time and that during the whole day they have to run systems checks before they let it go. You can't just flip a switch and it be good or it will crash again and we'll be out of psn for another week thanks to anyone that can post that.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I don't wanna do that 🙂

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

I like what I've seen so far, but….

They wound up changing the original logo where the zombie was hanging from the noose, to just the zombie used now, that's on the ground & in a cross position, just because somebody had to pull a whiny tantrum & go biatching about it.

Let's hope they don't let those buttheads whine about something that's actually in the game too

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Nobody whined this time, the ESRB said it was no good for the in-store box art. You'll still see the hanged man on screen though.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Oh snap, you're right, I DO stand corrected.

I vaguely remembered hearing about it before & thought it was just another nobody who was crying the blues, like they always do.

OK folks, False alarm, move along, nothing to see here, LOL

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I just want a release date, the 15th of June is the date on the Dad's shirt but that is drawing very close and seems more and more unlikely as we haven't heard anything in a long time. Hope to know by E3.


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 5/3/2011 4:14:39 PM

Dreno
Dreno
9 years ago

4 customizable character classes?
Shooter/action/elemnts of rpg?
ZOMBIES?

Count me in!

This game sounds even better than the last time I read about it.

Robochic
Robochic
9 years ago

damn this looks and sounds great, i'm down with Zombies just finishing up Worldwar Z 🙂

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

Sounds like a plan. I guess as long as it's coming to the U.S. I shouldn't worry about how it gets here.

Not a big zombie fan, but this game definitely has my attention.

gangan19
gangan19
9 years ago

I hope It has some real depth of story. Judging from the trailer it looks that way in my opinion. But you can never judge a game by a trailer too much.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

To all those excited by the trailer, perhaps you should take a look at the feature that was on IGN some time ago (couldn't be bothered looking for a link). They pretty much debunk the idea that it'll be as emotionally involved as that, as that was little more than proof of concept and outsourced to an external company. The game is apparently quite cliched and corny, but I'm okay with that.

The elements of the game sound interesting enough. But we all know that S-E has a strange idea of quality these days. Still, I guess we'll have to wait and see how this all turns out.
Peace.

P.S. I need to thank someone. The site is working properly now.


Last edited by Lawless SXE on 5/4/2011 2:07:04 AM

___________
___________
9 years ago

sooooooooooooooooo cant wait for this!
been way to long since the ps3 had a decent zombie shooter on it!
L4D never made it over, resident evil sucks and the less said about dead rising the better!

SirLoin of Beef
SirLoin of Beef
9 years ago

I'm pretty excited about this game. Everything I've seen/read about it has been pretty positive.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

SirLoin of Beef,

LOL, just gotta love how some eX-boxers find inventive ways express their disdain for all those RRODS

SirLoin of Beef
SirLoin of Beef
9 years ago

Oddly enough, I still play my 360. Doesn't mean I can't poke fun at ol' MS about it though. 🙂

ColTater
ColTater
9 years ago

@ Sirloin, love the Royal wedding guest avatar. When I first saw that hat, I wanted a pretzel from the fair. Silly Brits and their love affinity for crazy headgear.

Sakaxxxx
Sakaxxxx
9 years ago

Sounds like there is much hope for dead island