Dead Island: Back From the Dead and Slated for Fall 2011

After suffering many setbacks, it looks like Dead Island may see the light of day after all. Techland has announced that the game will be relased for the PC, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3, with a target release date of Fall 2011. Being touted as a “first-person zombie-slasher/action-RPG” by the development team, it begins to sound a bit like Dead Rising. And at first glance the comparison wouldn't be too far off, it would seem. However, Techland promises quite a few differences between the two franchises.

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Horny Melon2845d ago

When I watched the trailer for that game I thought, "Finally! Someone is going to do a serious zombie game that is character driven." Then they started talking about it and showing gameplay features and I thought "Great. A Dead Rising clone."

Quagmire2845d ago

And people wonder why games arent considered art...

Entropic2845d ago

From what I read here, it sounds like there's actually going to be a great amount of depth to the game. They even call out a few things that they're doing to explicitly avoid the Dead Rising feel. The fact that the zombies have 3 layers of "body" (skeleton, muscle, and skin) is a pretty awesome feature in my opinion. That coupled with the claim that the story will be the driving force of the game makes this a very intriguing title in my opinion.

That being said, I'll naturally reserve final judgement until more details are revealed.