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Square Enix To Distribute Dead Island In North America

Some years ago, most would've been surprised by this announcement. ...but now, it almost makes sense.

Deep Silver and Square Enix have announced their collaboration to distribute Techland's promising action game, Dead Island, in North America. Square Enix has gone out of their way to find projects that appeal to the Western demographic, as most already know, so this fits right in with that business goal. Said Deep Silver Chief Operating Officer Geoff Milligan:

"Square Enix’s impressive distribution and marketing capabilities, combined with their proven success with launching top-notch AAA titles, makes them the absolute best partner for Dead Island. We’re thrilled to be partnering with their dedicated and talented team and look forward to collaborating with them in order to bring Dead Island to gamers."

You can find our in-depth preview of Dead Island here, and don't forget to check out the game's official website. Featuring a blend of first-person action and various role-playing elements, the game utilizes "engaging survival-focused gameplay." Weapons are few and far between and players will have to get creative with everyday items. Plus, we get four unique, customizable character classes and four-player co-op. Said Mike Fischer, Square Enix president and chief executive officer:

"Dead Island is a truly extraordinary title and we couldn’t be more excited about leveraging our unified Square Enix resources in bringing it to audiences in the Americas."

Dead Island is slated to arrive some time this year for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Tags: dead island, techland, deep silver, square enix

5/3/2011 3:23:38 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (26 posts)

WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 3:37:10 PM
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That is SO weird. At least SE had nothing to do with making it. I'm definitely down for this zombie romp, can't wait.

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gangan19
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 7:17:11 PM

what if they make it into an rpg zombie game lol?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 8:55:22 PM

They don't know how to make an RPG

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Geobaldi
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 9:27:50 PM

For zombie RPG goodness, I'll be waiting for Dead State hopefully this year.

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tramp
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 3:38:28 PM
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i was thinking the same thing World

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frylock25
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 3:43:34 PM
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the video in the preview was crazy. it was cool how it was in reverse in slow motion kind of thing. i have never heard of this game before now though. looks like it could be a cool game.

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Excelsior1
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 3:49:48 PM
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that preview video was pretty awesome. definitely interested in this game.

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 3:58:19 PM
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When I first heard about this game - seeing that trailer - I was excited. I really appreciate the four player co-op! This will make for an exciting title to play with or with out friends!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 4:07:27 PM

Yeah you might even see me doing some online MP with this.

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Ultimateps3king
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 4:03:09 PM
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If anyone is able to post on the playstation blog tell them that when I get updates for like the store it happens at 5 o'clock central time and that during the whole day they have to run systems checks before they let it go. You can't just flip a switch and it be good or it will crash again and we'll be out of psn for another week thanks to anyone that can post that.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 4:08:37 PM

I don't wanna do that :)

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 4:08:20 PM
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I like what I've seen so far, but....

They wound up changing the original logo where the zombie was hanging from the noose, to just the zombie used now, that's on the ground & in a cross position, just because somebody had to pull a whiny tantrum & go biatching about it.

Let's hope they don't let those buttheads whine about something that's actually in the game too

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 4:09:50 PM

Nobody whined this time, the ESRB said it was no good for the in-store box art. You'll still see the hanged man on screen though.

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 4:42:13 PM

Oh snap, you're right, I DO stand corrected.

I vaguely remembered hearing about it before & thought it was just another nobody who was crying the blues, like they always do.

OK folks, False alarm, move along, nothing to see here, LOL

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 4:14:16 PM
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I just want a release date, the 15th of June is the date on the Dad's shirt but that is drawing very close and seems more and more unlikely as we haven't heard anything in a long time. Hope to know by E3.

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Dreno
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 4:22:56 PM
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4 customizable character classes?
Shooter/action/elemnts of rpg?
ZOMBIES?

Count me in!

This game sounds even better than the last time I read about it.

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Robochic
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 4:56:53 PM
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damn this looks and sounds great, i'm down with Zombies just finishing up Worldwar Z :)

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kraygen
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 6:23:51 PM
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Sounds like a plan. I guess as long as it's coming to the U.S. I shouldn't worry about how it gets here.

Not a big zombie fan, but this game definitely has my attention.

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gangan19
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 7:28:49 PM
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I hope It has some real depth of story. Judging from the trailer it looks that way in my opinion. But you can never judge a game by a trailer too much.

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 2:06:30 AM
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To all those excited by the trailer, perhaps you should take a look at the feature that was on IGN some time ago (couldn't be bothered looking for a link). They pretty much debunk the idea that it'll be as emotionally involved as that, as that was little more than proof of concept and outsourced to an external company. The game is apparently quite cliched and corny, but I'm okay with that.

The elements of the game sound interesting enough. But we all know that S-E has a strange idea of quality these days. Still, I guess we'll have to wait and see how this all turns out.
Peace.

P.S. I need to thank someone. The site is working properly now.

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___________
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 5:17:30 AM
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sooooooooooooooooo cant wait for this!
been way to long since the ps3 had a decent zombie shooter on it!
L4D never made it over, resident evil sucks and the less said about dead rising the better!

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SirLoin of Beef
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 6:28:54 AM
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I'm pretty excited about this game. Everything I've seen/read about it has been pretty positive.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 4:23:04 PM

SirLoin of Beef,

LOL, just gotta love how some eX-boxers find inventive ways express their disdain for all those RRODS

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SirLoin of Beef
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 7:51:05 PM

Oddly enough, I still play my 360. Doesn't mean I can't poke fun at ol' MS about it though. :)

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ColTater
Friday, May 06, 2011 @ 12:50:05 PM

@ Sirloin, love the Royal wedding guest avatar. When I first saw that hat, I wanted a pretzel from the fair. Silly Brits and their love affinity for crazy headgear.

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Sakaxxxx
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 2:39:06 PM
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Sounds like there is much hope for dead island

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