Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Dead Island

Dead Island Definitive Collection released for console, PC

Dead Island Definitive Collection (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Preorder PS4 Announcement - Screenshot 8

Dead Island Definitive Collection has hit store shelves and digital outlets. The enhanced re-release bundles together Dead Island Definitive Edition, Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition, and the new Dead Island Retro Revenge. The older titles sport graphical improvements that utilize Techland’s new engine, upgrading them with enhanced texture quality, photorealistic lighting system, more realistic physically based shading, HBAO and motion blur effects, and updated models. The interface has undergone a change as well to be uniform across both titles. As a bonus, an unofficial PC mod was also added to both, Power Fists Power-up (One Punch Mode). On the opposite end of the spectrum, Dead Island Retro Revenge is a retro-style side-scrolling beat ‘em up.

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Dead Island Definitive Collection gets gory in new trailer

Dead Island Definitive Collection (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Preorder PS4 Announcement - Screenshot 3

A new, bloody trailer has gone live for Dead Island Definitive Collection. The sampling of carnage is taken from the definitive editions of Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide, which will be included in the collection. The PS4 and Xbox One retail releases will also come with the new mini-game Dead Island Retro Revenge.

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Dead Island Definitive Collection screenshots, PS4 pre-order live

Dead Island Definitive Collection (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Preorder PS4 Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ten new screenshots have been released from Dead Island Definitive Collection. The upcoming enhanced re-release will bundle Dead Island Definitive Edition, Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition, and Dead Island Retro Revenge with numerous graphical improvements using Techland’s new engine. Some of the upgrades include enhanced texture quality, photorealistic lighting system, more realistic physically based shading, added HBAO and motion blur effects, and updated models. The interface is also being updated to be uniform across the included titles. The PS4 version of Dead Island Definitive Collection will support four-player co-op, PS Vita Remote Play, Share Play, streaming, and recording, and is now up for pre-order. Early buyers will receive a system theme.

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Dead Island 2 gamescom demo footage, screenshots released

Deep Silver has released a new gameplay trailer and new screens from Yager’s Dead Island 2. Picking up after Dead Island and the upcoming Escape Dead Island, players will find themselves trying to survive in Los Angeles while its under quarantine by the military. Up to eight players can fight, cooperate, or ignore one another as they make their way through the undead hordes. The new media is being released in anticipation of this year’s gamescom in Germany, where attendees will be able to get some hands-on time at Deep Silver’s booth in Hall 9.1, B11/C10.

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Dead Island Game of the Year Edition now available for Mac

Dead Island (360, Mac, PC, PS3) Mac Game of the Year Edition Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Mac gamers looking to test their survival skills against the undead hordes are getting their chance today with the release of Dead Island Game of the Year Edition. The $21.99 release includes the original game as well as a new weapon, The Ripper, and two add-ons, Bloodbath Arena and Ryder White. The Mac version also supports the Xbox 360 controller if Tattiebogle OS X drivers are installed.

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Dead Island branches out with free-to-play Dead Island: Epidemic

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Deep Silver is taking the Dead Island series down the free-to-play route with a new online-only title, Dead Island: Epidemic. Dubbed a ZOMBA (Zombie Online Multiplayer Battle Arena), Epidemic will be a PC-only release featuring many of the elements the series is known for as three teams face off against one another. More about Epidemic, and what else is in store for the future of the series, will be revealed at gamescom 2013.

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Dead Island Riptide now available for 360, PC, and PS3

Publisher Deep Silver has announced the release of Techland’s latest zombie-rific action title Dead Island Riptide. Sequel to the 2011’s Dead Island, Riptide once again puts players in the shoes of stranded islanders attempting to make their escape as they try to survive a zombie apocalypse. New to the series is a fifth team member, dynamic weather conditions, co-op hub defense missions, and additional cop-op communication features.

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Deep Silver announces free pre-order DLC for Dead Island Riptide

Dead Island Riptide (360, PC, PS3) Video Walkthrough 1 Announcement - Screenshot 4

Deep Silver knows gamers want two things: an easier way to fell zombies, and to look great doing it. Fortunately, the two recently announced pre-order DLC packs have you covered. The Survivor Pack, which includes an XP booster among other goodies, is available for everyone who pre-orders in supported regions. Fashion Victim is available for pre-orders everywhere, and includes new skins for co-op mode. Full details are below.

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Deep Silver releases 10-minute walkthrough of Dead Island Riptide

If you have 10 minutes to spare, then Deep Silver might happen to have 10 minutes of Dead Island Riptide footage to show you. In preparation for the upcoming release of Dead Island’s successor, Deep Silver has released a lengthy video walkthrough from a pre-alpha build showcasing many of the new weapons, vehicles, and modes being introduced in Riptide.

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Dead Island to expand story with Ryder White DLC

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Dead Island will be receiving a new DLC pack next month, Ryder White. The expansion offers a single-player campaign that follows Dead Island’s protagonist, showing the events on the island from his point of view, as well as two blueprints and weapons.

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