I can understand your trepidation with regard to Dead Island.
Sure, that first trailer looked snazzy, but we’ve had plenty of zombie games (and films, and TV series, and books, and children’s toys) over the past couple of years. “Maybe it’s time to let the whole zombie thing rest for a bit,” I hear you cry. Sure, we could do that. But then we’d miss out on Dead Island which, from the first gameplay footage released today, looks to be totally awesome.
The ten-minute-plus video, posted on GameTrailers, shows zombies being shot at, zombies being run over, and zombies being blown up with makeshift sticky bombs, as well as plenty of pretty island scenery. Listen out for the commentary by Vincent Kummer, brand manager at the game’s publisher Deep Silver, for some worrying holiday preferences, talk of the game’s four-player co-op, and the first time I’ve ever heard the word ‘bungalow’ in a dev diary.