I’m the bomb and I’m about to blow up! I’m the bomb and I’m about to blow up! Dead Island 2 may have won the award for best E3 trailer this year, but it’s not the only game set on an archipelago that is infested with the undead. Because it’s finally time to…Escape Dead Island.
Escape Dead Island will be another foray into surviving the events of the Banoi outbreak, mixed with the usual crafting of weapons and melee mayhem. What makes Escape Dead Island different however, is a new graphical palette and an emphasis on discovering the origins of the viral outbreak that has everyone hungry for some fresh leg of Larry. As Cliff Calo, players will have to battle the undead and the curse of being burdened with a really, really terrible name. Oh, and Déjà vu.
More details in the press release, which I copied and pasted tidbits from below.
Escape Dead Island is a survival mystery that follows the story of Cliff Calo, who sets sail to document the unexplained events rumoured to have happened on Banoi. Arriving on the island of Narapela, part of the Banoi archipelago, he finds that not everything is as it seems. Haunted by Déjà vu, Cliff will have to make sense of it all throughout the entire game – again and again. This story-driven adventure lets players delve into the Dead Island universe and unravel the origins of the zombie outbreak. Escape is only the beginning…
Delivering the key features of a Dead Island game – visceral melee combat set in a beautiful paradise setting – Escape adds a completely new tone to the zombie universe. The visually unique styles accompanies the player on his struggle against insanity as he experiences the secrets of the Dead Island universe, fights off zombies with a vast and unique array of weapons and opens the path to the events that will happen in Dead Island 2.
Sounds interesting! The game arrives later this year on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.
Last Updated: July 2, 2014