Zombies Galore in Dead Island

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Posted on August 8, 2007, Jonathan Zombies Galore in Dead Island


Techland has just revealed some more details on their upcoming survival horror game, Dead Island, which should be released next year for the PC and Xbox 360. The story will have you crash landing on a tropical island that has been practically destroyed for some mysterious reason and overrun with zombies. You’ll have to search through this hostile environment to find you wife who goes missing after the crash, as well as try to figure out just what happened to the island. The game will follow a non-linear path and be played mostly from a first-person perspective. There also promises to be some extremely realistic combat and a fully interactive environment.

You can read the full press release after the jump and view some artist renderings here.

Developer: Techland

Publisher: TBD

Platform(s): Xbox 360, PC (Vista and XP)
Release date: TBD 2008

A couple flying to the vacation of their dreams is torn apart by a violent plane crash. Take on a harrowing quest to find your lost wife. Enter into the dark world of a devastated tropical paradise now plunged into chaos. It’s a place where the word “dead” has an entirely new meaning. Face the nightmare and fight for survival. Explore the secrets hidden in the darkest regions of the island and fight your way through. Survival is your main goal!

Dead Island is a non-linear FPP (First Person Perspective) survival horror title. The ultra-realistic combat system will ensure that every confrontation is a thrilling experience. Use anything you find in your surroundings as a weapon. Make decisions that influence the entire world around you. Take advantage of opponent behavior and game physics. Dead Island is a mix of intense action and chilling horror environments in an engaging, strikingly realistic story.


  • Ultra-realistic combat

      • Intense and amazingly realistic hand-to-hand combat based on dynamic character moves and camera angles

      • Realistic physical reactions of opponents to hits

      • Exceptionally faithful and detailed damage model, showing damaged skin, muscles and even bones

      • Innovative system of targeting and hitting the opponents gives you precise control and a realistic combat feel

  • Advanced Artificial Life System

      • AL system allows you to take advantage of instinctive behaviors of groups and individual opponents

      • Living, breathing and dynamically changing ecosystem faced with the destructive influence of a spreading epidemic

      • Realistic and spontaneous NPC behavior

      • Through your actions, actively influence NPC reactions

  • Non-linear gameplay

      • Explore a vast, open world of a tropical island, on foot or in a variety of vehicles

      • Freedom of choosing your allies and completing tasks that bring you closer to the finale

      • Player decisions influence the way in which the game progresses, making it a multi-threaded story

  • Fully Interactive Environments

      • The ability to use all elements of the environment as weapons

      • A liquid, gas and electricity physics simulation system, which allows you to create your own unique ways of eliminating enemies

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