Dead Island

Dead Island - Title Screen

Just when you thought it was safe to take an vacation you end up on Dead Island. This action adventure horror game will feature an open-ended world or island as it were, that will pit you against a horde of zombies on a tropical island.

You are at the Royal Palms Resort, a beautiful tropical island in Papua New Guinea. After a night of partying you wake up to find there has been z zombie outbreak. Now you have to not only survive, but also find a way to escape.

The game, developed by Techland and published by Deep Silver uses the Chrome Engine 5 and will offer a first person perspective and up to four-player co-operative play. Unlike some other games, the focus in Dead Island will be on melee combat including customizable weapons. In addition, there will be RPG elements like an experience system, stamina bar and a skill tree.

The game is set for a Q3 release on Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3. Check out the cool “reverse” trailer.