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Dead Island Launch Trailer: Zombies, Drama, Blood

Dead Island is less than a week away now, and we can't wait to try it.

If you have some reservations or you haven't gotten a good enough look, check out this launch trailer that just released. Complete with plenty of marauding zombies, an in-depth storyline, large environment, and more than a few RPG-like elements, this one has a boatload of promise.

Expect to see another Dead Island headline a little later, as we'll dish on everything we learned during our Q&A Roundtable Discussion with developer Techland. Why the information is embargoed for another 14 hours, I have no idea, but whatever. We'll abide by the rules.

Related Game(s): Dead Island

Tags: dead island, dead island launch trailer, dead island video

8/31/2011 8:45:48 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (36 posts)

LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 @ 9:45:59 PM
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I was impressed with the original trailer, seemed like a new spin on the typical zombie game. Then I read it was all BS and did not convey what the game would be like. Honestly after 2 L4D games I'm not really in the mood for another zombie FPS.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 @ 11:14:48 PM

That's good cuz this doesn't seem to follow in L4D's footsteps at all.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 @ 11:16:36 PM

Ebonics FTL

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 @ 11:17:26 PM

(typo edited in time to make you look foolish)


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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 @ 11:35:54 PM

Jokes on you! You still have a "cuz" in there which is close enough to warrant my Ebonics rant.

It's a FPS that has Zombies and offers multiplayer. I don't see how it doesn't follow in L4D's footsteps.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 12:15:04 AM

I still think the finished product will be more than that. Open world, survival, Far Cry-ness with the vehicles, RPG stuff, custom weapons, missions, something resembling a story.

I think of an "FPS" and I think of a basic on-rails shooter.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 12:18:09 AM

You're right it does actually sound rather interesting to me now. Maybe I'll just wait and buy this game off you too, lol.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 1:10:16 PM

haha, I dunno if I'll sell it but anythings possible. I'm starting to tire of Deus Ex, interested?

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ZenChichiri
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 @ 9:57:14 PM
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Not sure how I feel about it as it looks like more of the same, but I'll definitely check it out if the reviews are good. I suppose more of the same can still be good, as long as production values are high, it has a captivating story and is fun. But more importantly...

Would it still be considered necrophilia if you were a zombie?

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 @ 10:04:08 PM

I've got a better one. Is it child porn to get sexually stimulated to pictures of yourself when you were underage?

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ZenChichiri
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 @ 11:09:39 PM

I'll have to vouch that it's definitely ok. I just photoshop my face as a child on to other children. That way the cops can't catch me.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 @ 11:16:15 PM

LOL! Thanks for the laughs.

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AcHiLLiA
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 8:46:09 AM

wrong site LV, their maybe be kids on here.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 11:21:55 AM

Like you?

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PAKINIPS
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 5:17:36 PM

There*

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Pandacastro
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 @ 10:17:38 PM
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I wait for the reviews, if it gets 9's -8.5's, I'll get it.

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AugustoDeItalia
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 4:41:46 PM

same here, i just hope i dont get deceived again after IGN hyped it so much ...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 @ 11:16:48 PM
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This game is gonna be so much fun. Though I really wish people would stop throwing the word "horror" around just because blood and zombies are present.

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YashaZz
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 4:36:54 PM

I think it is refereed to "horror and fear to survive". Like a last stand kind'a thing.

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Dancemachine55
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 @ 11:25:08 PM
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Zombies, paradise and upgrades, OH MY!!

This might not be a D1P for me, but I definitely have my eye on it. Am gonna wait for either a price drop or to see how many of my friends get it and for what platform.

Best thing is, unlike Left 4 Dead 2, Dead Island WILL NOT be censored in Australia!! WOO HOO!! Seriously, this is actually quite a big deal for us, getting a really violent game uncensored. Dead Space 1 and 2 were censored, GTA IV was censored, Left 4 Dead 2 was incredibly censored to the point of being unplayable... well, you get the gist. :)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 @ 11:27:25 PM

Is it because of the new Mature rating?

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 @ 11:37:05 PM

Lawless is from Australia, I'd like to think you two hang out when you're not posting on here and talk at great length about how neat I am.

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Dancemachine55
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 12:36:35 AM

Yep, Australia is THAT small!! I know everybody here!! :P

Lawless, ____________ and I frequently hang out for barbeques while watching the AFL or cricket, meanwhile feeding our pet Koalas and kangaroos when they come inside to get out of the 45 degree heat! We then play some Fruit Ninja, Firemint Real Racing or Rugby League on PS3, cos that's how Aussie we really are!! :P

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___________
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 9:37:04 AM

DS was not censored, strangely they got through fine.
most of the time a game only gets banned because of what the enemy is called.
for example L4D2 only got banned because valve refused to call them zombies instead of the infected.
so it makes it your killing humans instead of a fictional being.
i know stupid, but thats the guides and they have to follow by them.

stuff afl and cricket, NRL all the way!
no seriously, the other 2 put me to sleep!
no koalas either, kangaroos literally living in the back yard.
ever been kicked by one in the balls?
f*cking hurts!

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AcHiLLiA
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 @ 11:47:26 PM
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Is this based in Hawaii? Either way I'm still getting this. Probably will turn out to be my favorite zombie game.

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sirbob6
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 7:53:36 PM

Its based on some fictional island. I think they mention it in the trailer.

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main_event05
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 12:12:17 AM
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I love how they snuck the banned logo in.

looks pretty solid to me

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___________
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 3:36:54 AM
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release trailer but still no reviews!
this is not exactly the best way to instil confidence in your fans techland!
speaking of reviews whats happening with R3?
thats releasing the same day as this and that has not got a review either.
though GOW origins which is releasing a week later does.
WTF?
weird, $ony exclusives normally get reviewed weeks if not a month earlier!
this is not exactly instilling confidence in me either..........

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sirbob6
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 7:54:56 PM

For some reason everyone is embargoing games these days.

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berserk
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 4:30:22 AM
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With so many people caring more about the score then what is said in the reviews i m not surprised more and more company only allow reviews to be released one day before release .

Personally i don t care since it will be a day one purchase no matter what .I ll never get tired of zombie games .



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Godslim
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 6:36:21 AM
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im just wondering how story driven it is which is the deal breaker for me

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SaiyanSempai
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 9:19:00 AM
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I was all excited about this game when it was announced. Until I found out it was another zombie FPS.

Lame...

I couldn't get into Left 4 Dead for the same reason. Just not my cup of tea.

What is it with everyone and FPS's these days??

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Danny007
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 9:28:36 AM
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After watching that trailer it makes me happy that I saved my money for this title.

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TrophyHunter
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 9:44:11 AM
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I'm so into zombies with Dead Nation right now (not COD zombies), so I will probably buy this game.

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slugga_status
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 10:06:07 AM
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I'm getting this..after Resistance and GoW Origins

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Lairfan
Saturday, September 03, 2011 @ 5:55:31 PM
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This is really iffy for me. But if its good, I'll buy it...after I beat R3.

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