From the PlanetXbox360.com feature article:
"We’re just a few days away from going on a zombie rampage on the beautiful tropical island of Banoi, just off the coast of Papua New Guinea. Dead Island ships to stores for Xbox 360 on September 6, and we’re already on our way to spilling some blood on the sand, thanks to the good people at Deep Silver. We have to wait a few days to give you a final verdict (expect our full review early next week), but for now, we can provide you with some impressions based on what we’ve played thus far. In the game, you get to choose between four characters, each with their own separate back story and weapon specialty. Sam B, for instance, is a Tank class of sorts, able to melee zombies off better than most. Xian Mei is a sharp weapons expert, meaning that once she has a katana in her hands, she can dish out some major damage. For this particular road test, we decided to try our luck with Mei. The game begins with you waking up with one hell of a hangover."