Deep Silver Reveals New MOBA, Dead Island Epidemic

Riot Games recently revealed that 27 million people play League of Legendsevery day. With eye-popping numbers like that, it’s no wonder everyone wants to try their hand at the MOBA business.

Enter Deep Silver and their just announced zombie MOBA, Dead Island Epidemic.

“What makes Epidemic different from other MOBAs?” Deep Silver asks on the game’s just launched site. “Well, it’s a ZOMBA!”

Let’s just remove that unfortunate acronym from our memories immediately, shall we?

Turns out there actually are some features that have the potential to set Dead Island Epidemic apart, including:

Battle Royale: Epidemic’s core mode features 3 teams of 4 battling it out in a competition to grab supplies, hold key points, outsmart the competition and blast through hordes of zombies.

Booming Action: You have direct control over your hero. No Last Hitting, mouse-click-to-move nonsense here – it’s you, good ol’ WASD, and your trigger finger, making it easy to hop in, no muss, no fuss.

Craft Deadly Weapons: Fan favorite crafting is here from Dead Island, helping you get the edge (pun intended) on the competition and build an arsenal to suit your playstyle!

Three teams, crafting, and WASD controls. Despite my initial face palm, Dead Island Epidemic (DIE as it should quickly become known) has the potential to put a fun new spin on MOBAs. If you’d like to be among the first to find out, sign up for the Dead Island Epidemic closed beta, which Deep Silver says is “coming soon.”

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