Well, that didn't take long. These days, developers are often waiting in the wings, all primed and ready to deliver expansion content for a freshly released title.

Deep Silver has already revealed the first batch of DLC for Dead Island .

It's the Bloodbath Arena pack and it adds four new maps to the multiplayer action. New content for decomposing role-player Dead Island will arrive later this month, Deep Silver has announced. Actually, anybody who purchased the game from Euro retailer ShopTo were already aware of the impending DLC; their copy came packaged with a voucher code for the fresh content. As for the game itself, it has suffered a few PC-related issues, and the technological aspects aren't quite up to snuff.

But as we say in our review (linked above), it's still plenty of fun and well worth the investment if you get engrossed in the frightening world. It's even better with a buddy. The Bloodbath Arena will show up later this month.

Related Game(s): Dead Island

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Riku994
Riku994
9 years ago

Cash whores >_> Didn't a developer make the first batch of DLC for a game free not too long ago since it release so soon after the game?

Oxvial
Oxvial
9 years ago

It is free?

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
9 years ago

On steam I know it's free for whoever preordered so I mean, I know I get it haha.

Oxvial
Oxvial
9 years ago

Oh I see it's okay if there was a way to have it free.

DazeOfWar
DazeOfWar
9 years ago

It's going to be $10.

Deathb4Dishonor
Deathb4Dishonor
9 years ago

I think it's free for anyone who pre ordered it… Mines has a code for bloodbath arena inside it and it says coming soon next to it

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
9 years ago

It's not like this was really hidden or anything. Hell it was a preorder item. They said "Bloodbath DLC free when it's released for whoever preorders". obviously it wouldn't be long away.

daus26
daus26
9 years ago

So it was a marketing ploy then?

I kid.

But seriously, this is something that can easily be included in the game for everyone. Take it as you will, but I really think a lot of developers are using DLC as way to rake in extra cash further than the game's retail price.

DLCs released months is something I understand because perhaps it took some time to make, but days or a week, is not cool.

main_event05
main_event05
9 years ago

I blame Microsoft (what else is new) cause they turned into a cash cow. With the Dreamcast all the DLC was free. MS was the first to charge for it.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
9 years ago

Well people wondered why the patch for this game was so big, I told them it would be the DLC, so or your doing is just unlocking content you alread have with money…sick.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Dead Island must be good, I told my zombie-loving Cod-only friend to try it at redbox and he played it for like 7 hours last night. I've never seen him play a game that long.

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
9 years ago

It is Very Very addicting, World. Once you're playing you WANT to do the side-quests. Never feels like enough haha

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
9 years ago

I agree. It's a little too easy of a game so far through chapter 2 but it's a game I see myself playing for a long time. And with 4 characters, and one on the way possibly judging by the later DLC on the additional content section, I know I'll have tons of fun with this one. Me and my friends have already logged in some good hours with co-op.

main_event05
main_event05
9 years ago

OMG it is addictive.

chedison
chedison
9 years ago

Geobaldi, wait until you get to Act II.

CrusaderForever
CrusaderForever
9 years ago

Just bought this today! Looking forward to playing it this evening. New DLC so soon, that's fine and a sign of the times. If it's good DLC then it's welcomed. If it sucks then I will be disappointed. What ever, cannot wait to get lost in a possible future tangent! 🙂

___________
___________
9 years ago

sweet!
im really having a ball with this.
only thing i hate is the objective markers sometime disappear if you start a new quest so its hard to find what marker is for what mission.
for example i had to bring a gas can back to mike so i could burn some carcases.
but there was 4 white skulls on the map saying bring the gas can back to mike, so which one is it?
first one?
nope.
2nd one?
nope.
3rd one?
nope.
4th one?
FINALLY!!!!!!!!!
that and the stronger zombies there so freaking hard to kill!
you have to try and flank them but you cant because they move so freaking fast its really hard to dodge there attacks, and they do allot of freaking damage!
allot easier to hurl things at them, but even after emptying my whole inventory he still had 3/4s of his health left!

CrusaderForever
CrusaderForever
9 years ago

Yeah, I am also loving this game. I am 3 hours in and I am just killing zombies and loving it!! I have been exploring and killing along the way. The game is just huge! Every now and then I go back to the quest and start progressing. Welcome Techland to the camp of developers that make good games!

The control is very good it's shocking! I was floored by how well it controlled. The melee kick is a great stage setter.

The Banoi island it beautiful! There is so much more this PS3 can do after seeing games like KZ3 and now this. Yes, I am really loving the graphics and most importantly the Atmosphere!!

I am very happy with the animations as well. The limping lumbering zombies are so realistic. Some of them sprint at you!

One thing I really love is that when I save, leave the game and then go back in the zombies respawn!!!! This really makes it easier to get those accumulation trophies. I just got the kill 25 zombies with your fists and it was really fun. I had this one zombie flat out sprint at me on the beach and I punched him right when he reached me and killed him!! I was like YEAH! Total Zombieland type bad ass kill 🙂 I must have timed it perfectly because it gave me the BREAK icon letting me know I broke its neck. Next!

Very fun game and by the looks of it very long. I will be enjoying this one all the way up to Dark Souls release!!

Also, I know when I am playing a game when I am going to achieve platinum. I feel that with this game. It has so many good qualities that it has given me that confidence and knowledge that I will persevere through it to achieve the platinum. Sometimes I play games and I just don't get that feeling and I am just wanting to get through it and finish it. This game has that special quality that I want to do everything and spend a lot of time with it.

Nice job Techland!


Last edited by CrusaderForever on 9/11/2011 3:22:23 PM

McLovin
McLovin
9 years ago

Dead Island.
A place of beauty, horror and awesome fun. After just 10 minutes into the game I was in love. 10 hours and 23 levels later, I was having a blast, but it was late. Dreams about zombies lead to waking up and playing again, only to realize my data was mostly gone. Saves at checkpoints my ass. Aside from this drasticly painful error, great friggin' amazing game. So proud of techland for making the only serious, scary first person realitsic zombie game with good graphics.

berserk
berserk
9 years ago

Yeah really addictive , i played for about 10 hours and had only 3 percent of main quest done . I just could nt stop exploring , there was always somewhere not far i wanted to check out .

I don t really recommend doing this tho since you will see about 90 percent of each area when doing the main and side mission .