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Platform Win, 360, PS3 Publisher Deep Silver Developer Techland Release Date 2011-09-06

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Escape Dead Island is really bloody…

Fountains of the stuff gush and spray across this trailer, which is designed to show the third-person shooter's distinctive art style, its basic story and, well, its propensity for visual extravagance. Due to be released on Nov. 10 on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC, the Deep Silver melee-and-blast game seeks to tell the story of Dead Island's zombie-outbreak origins. Escape Dead Island is set after the events of the original Dead Island. The player's character arrives on the island weeks after the initial virus outbreak that turned everyone into zombies. He and his friends are tasked with finding out what happened.

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Escape Dead Island is Deep Silver's forthcoming survival mystery game

There's a lot you can do with an island full of zombies. Deep Silver has used the setting for its survival horror action games, Dead Island and Dead Island Riptide, and it's upcoming Dead Island 2, which will launch in 2015. It has used it for its multiplayer online battle arena game, Dead Island Epidemic. Now the same tropical island swarming with the undead is playing host to Escape Dead Island, a survival game that focuses on stealth and mystery. Developed by Swedish studio Fatshark, which has worked on titles like War of the Roses, Lead and Gold and Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2, Escape Dead Island is the Dead Island series' foray into a story-driven game. Where previous Dead Island titles focused on the thrill of fearlessly hacking and slashing through hordes of zombies, Escape Dead...

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Hellraid: The Escape, a first-person puzzler, arriving on iOS on July 10

Hellraid: The Escape will launch on advanced iOS devices on July 10, according to developer Shortbreak Studios. The first-person puzzle adventure is set in the same universe as Techland's Hellraid, a fantasy combat game that was originally a mod for zombie-shooter Dead Island (see video below). Shortbreak said today that Hellraid: The Escape will only be available for iOS devices that are as new as iPad 2, iPhone 4S, and iPod Touch 5th Generation. "We've put a lot of effort into making the game a real treat for your eyes," offered a developer voice-over to today's promotional trailer. "We used the full potential of the Unreal Engine to achieve visual quality previously known only on PCs and consoles."

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Dead Island, Toy Soldiers: Cold War go free on Xbox Live in Feb.

Dead Island and Toy Soldiers: Cold War are the two Xbox 360 games that will be available free to Xbox Live Gold subscribers in February under Microsoft's Games with Gold program, the company announced today. Techland's open-world zombie game (screenshot above) was originally released in September 2011 on PlayStation 3, Windows PC and Xbox 360; a smaller follow-up, Dead Island: Riptide, came out last April. Dead Island (regularly $19.99 on Xbox 360 Games on Demand) will be free from Feb. 1-15. Toy Soldiers: Cold War is Signal Studios' 2011 sequel to its Xbox Live Arcade hit from 2010, Toy Soldiers. Both are action strategy titles; Cold War takes place in the 1980s and pits the U.S. and the former Soviet Union against each other. Cold War (reg. $14.99) will be free from Feb. 16-28. M...

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Dead Island's backwards trailer gets a live-action remake

A video produced by Machinima recreates the instantly-iconic Dead Island trailer using real actors. The original trailer made media waves right away following its 2011 debut, as it told a poignant human tale in innovative non-chronological order. The trailer's plot, about a young girl on vacation with her parents where they're attacked by zombies, unraveled through two different timelines: One in normal forward-moving time with the girl fleeing from the undead hordes, and one in reverse showing her ultimate fate and how she got there. This live-action version, directed by BJ McDonnell, is a shot-for-shot remake of that trailer down to the choreography and characters' outfits. As you might imagine, the violence of the digital version of the trailer is somewhat harder to watch with...

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Dead Island: Riptide free weekend on Steam, 66 percent off price

The Windows PC version of Dead Island: Riptide is discounted by 66 percent on Steam right now, with Steam players invited try out the game for free this weekend, according to an announcement on Steam The full game is marked down to $13.59 from its original price of $39.99 until Sept. 30. Fashion Victim and Survivor downloadable packs have also been discounted by 66 percent. The free weekend lasts until Sept. 29 at 1:00 p.m PT. Dead Island: Riptide launched on April 23 in North America for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC. For information about the game, be sure to read our review.

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Humble Deep Silver Bundle adds three more titles

The Humble Deep Silver Bundle, which features Deep Silver games such as Saints Row: The Third and Dead Island, now includes an additional three titles. Survival-driven first-person shooter Metro 2033, action role-playing game Risen and side-scrolling brawler Sacred Citadel are now included for those that pay above the bundle's average — currently around $4.99. Those who have already purchased the bundle will receive all three titles retroactively. The Deep Silver Humble Bundle launched last week. In addition to the newly added games, those who meet the monetary requirements also get Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third, Risen 2: Dark Waters, Dead Island: Game of the Year Edition and Dead Island: Riptide. All games are available through redeemable Steam keys for Windows PC. The bundle...

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Humble Deep Silver Bundle offers Saints Row games, Dead Island

The latest Humble Bundle, now available on the Humble Bundle site, offers a group of Deep Silver-owned games including two Saints Row titles and Dead Island. Customers can pay at least $1 to get copies of Saints Row 2 (2008), Sacred 2: Gold Edition (2008), Saints Row: The Third (2011) and Risen 2: Dark Waters (2012). Those who pay more than the average — currently $4.55 — will also receive Dead Island: Game of the Year Edition and Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package, the latter of which includes all of the open-world title's downloadable content. Finally, buyers who pay $25 or more will get a copy of this year's Dead Island game, Dead Island: Riptide. This Humble Bundle only provides Steam keys redeemable for the Windows PC versions of each game. Purchasers can choose to split...

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Summer sale at Square Enix online store

Square Enix is holding a summer sale on its e-store, offering both older and more recent games at discount. Tomb Raider, Hitman: Absolution, and Sleeping Dogs will be available for up to 50% off from today through Sunday, August 4. Tomb Raider PC download is down from $49.99 to $24.99. Sleeping Dogs PC download is down from $29.99 to $14.99. Hitman: Absolution on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 is down from $39.99 to $29.99 Deus Ex on Xbox 360 is down from $29.99 to $24.99. Dead Island PC download is down from $19.99 to $9.99. Just Cause 2 on PlayStation 3 is down from $19.99 to $9.99. More information at Square Enix e-store.

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Best Buy throwing in $50 gift card with the purchase of two games

Best Buy is offering a free $50 gift card with the purchase of any two games from a selection of PlayStation 3, Windows PC, Wii U and Xbox 360 titles, including Tomb Raider, Deadpool, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and Dead Island: Riptide. Consumers are granted the free gift card when they check out with their two titles. Games on offer range from $39.99 for Dead Island: Riptide: Special Edition on Xbox 360 and PS3 to $59.99 for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 with the Revolution Map Pack on Xbox 360. Following is the full list of titles on offer with the promotion: MLB 13: The Show for PlayStation 3, $39.99 Tomb Raider for PlayStation 3, $49.99 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Legendary Edition for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC, $59.99 Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 with Revolution...

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  • Windows
    • Released 09/06/2011
    • Publisher Deep Silver
    • Developer Techland
  • Xbox 360
    • Released 09/06/2011
    • Publisher Deep Silver
    • Developer Techland
  • PlayStation 3
    • Released 09/06/2011
    • Publisher Deep Silver
    • Developer Techland
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