Deep Silver, ever since their incredible teaser trailer, has been ramping up our anticipation for their upcoming zombie game, Dead Island. We badly want to get our hands on it, and thus are thrilled to find that the pre-order edition has been officially announced! Like the first spring training game in baseball, the pre-order boxart is a sure sign that the time is nearly here. The full press release is below, but it looks like aside from a fancy box, you’ll get some DLC, and an exclusive in-game weapon, which is a buzz saw bat called “The Ripper.” SOUNDS GOOD TO ME! And just check out this pretty box art!
Deep Silver Reveals Special Pre-order Edition of Dead Island™
Goodies Galore Contained in the Special Edition for Multi-platform Game
LARKSPUR, CA – June 3, 2011 – Deep Silver today announced the special North American pre-order edition for the highly anticipated game Dead Island that will be released later this year worldwide for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC.
The Dead Island™ Special Edition, available exclusively for early preorder customers at GameStop, will include the game and offer the upcoming Bloodbath Arena DLC. A $10 value, the Bloodbath Arena pack features single and multiplayer challenges in four different arenas. It’s a pure fight for survival when wave after wave of deadly zombie attacks, one more gruesome than the next! Characters can also gain additional experience points and items and bring them over to their single or multiplayer campaigns. What’s more, players can show off their skills in zombie fighting via the Bloodbath Arena’s Leaderboards. Finally, Bloodbath Arena includes a new exclusive weapon, the brain wave bomb, to ensure some highly explosive combat experiences. The Bloodbath Arena DLC package will be available for download shortly after launch.
In addition to the Bloodbath Arena DLC, the Dead Island Special Edition will sport an exclusive piece of cover art and the blueprint for a special weapon, called the “Ripper”: A destructive combination of a baseball bat and a buzz saw that leaves attacking zombies battered and bleeding to death. Only players who pre-ordered this edition of the game will be able to craft this unique weapon and share it with friends.
Dead Island, the upcoming gruesome zombie action game with RPG elements by renowned developer Techland, combines first-person action with a heavy focus on melee combat, character development and customization of a vast array of weapons. All of these gameplay features are presented in a dark story inspired by classic zombie movies with a gritty and engrossing campaign that can be played with up to four players in co-op mode.
Set in an open world tropical island, hordes of different festering zombies await players around every corner while they embark on a variety of thrilling missions through the holiday resort. With firearms and ammunition being scarce on the island, the player must rely on discovering and utilizing items as weapons for self-defense and fighting off zombie hordes in intense melee combat. A diverse range of items can be collected and will later serve to transform the player’s ordinary makeshift weapons into serious instruments of destruction.
The Dead Island Special Edition is now available as an automatic upgrade for early preorder customers at GameStop stores nationwide for a limited time, while supplies last.
Official website: www.deadisland.com
About Deep Silver, Inc.
Deep Silver develops and publishes interactive games for all platforms, seeking to deliver top-quality products that provide immersive game experiences driven by the desires of the gaming community. The company has published more than 100 games worldwide since 2003 and is currently working on the launch of its highly-anticipated zombie action thriller, Dead Island™. Deep Silver, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Media, GmbH. For more information, please visit www.deepsilver.com.
Techland is a leading Polish developer, publisher and distributor of PC and console games since 1991. Its proprietary Chrome Engine 5 technology is among the world’s most advanced game engines, with full Xbox 360, PC and PlayStation®3 system compatibility. With a staff of nearly 200 specialists in two development offices in Wroclaw and Warsaw, Techland is committed to delivering top-quality titles for worldwide markets. Currently the company is working on several high-profile titles for consoles and PCs.
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