Not dead yet
It's been nearly five years since the announcement of Dead Island 2. Initially announced all the way back at E3 2014, the sequel to the cult hit zombie title has been MIA all this time. It's switched developers, with Sumo Digital taking over from Yager Interactive, but news since has been virtually non-existent.
Deep Silver says sequel's still coming
Hey, remember Dead Island 2? No, not Dying Light - we mean the actual sequel to Dead Island that was announced ages ago and then just kind of... Shuffled off a cliff. The title was originally set to launch back in 2015, and it's been over a year since we last heard about the game, but publisher Deep Silver has...
Nope, it's download only
More positive press for the remastered collection that no one asked for: Dead Island: Riptide, the sort-of-sequel to Dead Island, wont be included on the Dead Island: Definitive Collection disc. According to publisher Deep Silver, only the first game will be on the PlayStation 4 disc, meaning that you'll have to download...
Look, this author's probably the least funny person on the planet – but whether you're a budding comedian or not, you've got to know when to quit. Dead Island: Retro Rampage desperately doubles down on its dodgy "jokes", however, managing to wrap everything abhorrent about Internet humour into 90 seconds of ear-splittingly bad stand-up,...
Back from the dead
Dead Island 2 has been re-animated by Sheffield-based studio Sumo Digital. Those of you with long memories may recall that the title was in production at Spec Ops: The Line maker Yager, and even was announced during a PlayStation press conference. But despite us getting hands-on time with the release, the German organisation...
Back from the dead
We remember when Dead Island was a thing before Dying Light came along and made the franchise look like a beta test. Both the original and its sequel, Dead Island: Riptide, weren't terrible games, but we wouldn't say that they're worthy of a PlayStation 4 remastered collection, either. But with titles like Prototype getting...
Moan like the undead
We can't wait to see what the comments section thinks about this one. According to a South African retailer, there's going to be a Dead Island: Definitive Edition landing on PlayStation 4 at some point in the future. Obviously, retail listings are never concrete evidence of an upcoming, unannounced release, but they're usually...
Get back in that grave
Dead Island 2 has seen its fair share of development troubles, but things are now coming to a temporary close, as publisher Deep Silver has announced that it's cutting ties with German developer Yager Development. No specific reasons were given, but it's easy to infer that the title's quality was a big problem. "With Dead...
Dead and buried
The success of spiritual successor Dying Light looks to have scared off publisher Deep Silver, as Dead Island 2 -- previously due out this spring -- has been delayed into 2016. Writing as part of an extended tweet on the game's official social media profile, the studio said that it hasn't achieved its goals yet. "Right now we are...
It's a zombie eat zombie world
This is a strange one, isn't it? Techland, the developer behind the original Dead Island, went on to create the rather enjoyable Dying Light after departing from publisher Deep Silver. Meanwhile, the former's getting a sequel in the form of Dead Island 2, but as Videogamer.com cleverly points out, we haven't seen or...
Hot as Hell
The original Dead Island seemed to get its head turned by that iconic debut trailer. While it was ostensibly a silly co-operative zombie slayer, said first footage gave gamers expectations that the final product could never live up to. Fortunately, the folks over at German developer Yager appear to be setting out their stall much more...
Hell on Earth
German convention GamesCom is scarily close, which means that the Push Square office is all of a flutter right now. One thing that’s improved our mood, however, is news that Dead Island 2 is set to infect the Cologne show later this month. The sequel will be playable at the expo, which actually marks the first time that local...
Banoi boat trip
The upcoming PlayStation 4 sequel Dead Island 2 isn’t the only apocalyptic adventure in production at publisher Deep Silver, as the firm has announced another entry in its somewhat inconsistent zombie series: Escape Dead Island. Due out on the PlayStation 3 later this year, the title is being billed as a “survival mystery”...
Dead Island 2 will be coming to PlayStation 4 in mid-2015, Sony announced at its E3 press conference. The gratuitously gory brawler will feature 8 player multiplayer, as well as multiple character classes, and a deep skill system. What's more, if you're playing on the Japanese giant's super system you'll receive as yet unannounced...
We love it when DLC expands upon the narrative of a game, and so we're naturally rather excited for Dead Island's upcoming Ryder White expansion pack
The DLC aims to expand on the narrative of the antagonist from the main game, and manages to slot in a few new weapons and blueprints along the way. The production values look high based on this debut trailer. Catch it after the jump. The pack's due..
While map packs and character skins are nice, we absolutely adore DLC that expands a game's narrative
Dead Island's newly announced "Ryder White" DLC is a textbook example of intriguing post-release content, extending the game's single-player campaign by "several hours" and allowing you to experience the game's events from the antagonist's point of view. Throughout the course of..
Dead Island is proof that you only need one amazing trailer to achieve commercial success
Despite launching with a slew of snags, the morbid Techland developed zombie slasher has shipped a whopping three million units worldwide. Deep Silver's manager of marketing and PR, Aubrey Norris, revealed the news to Game Informer: "Dead Island has sold very, very well over the holiday season and we are..
After some heavy delays reserved to fix Dead Island's main campaign, publisher Deep Silver has attached a November 22nd release date to the game's first DLC pack, Bloodbath Arena
The pack includes several single-player and multiplayer Horde-style challenges in four different arenas". Any XP earned in the DLC will be transferable to the single-player campaign, prompting new opportunities to..
After a troublesome launch period, publisher Deep Silver has announced that first-person zombie title, Dead Island, will receive a new patch on PS3 this Wednesday
The update will see a number of improvements applied to the game, including an increased level cap, a variety of balance changes and a slew technical fixes. Techland previously delayed Dead Island's first DLC pack, Bloodbath Arena, in..
Another week, another set of Japanese sales figures
It was another bumper week for 3DS hardware — get this, Nintendo released a pink system — but PlayStation software continued to rule the roost, despite seeing a minor drop-off in console sales. PlayStation software accounted for seven spots in the top-ten, and half of the chart as a whole. Macross F Sayonara no Tsubasa topped, while FIFA 12..
Madden NFL 12 was the top-selling video game in North America for the month of September
But proving that those living overseas do have some semblance of taste, FIFA 12 wasn't too far behind it, finishing up in fourth. Dead Island did ridiculously well, propping up the charts in third position of the back of that trailer and, well, zombies we assume. Resistance 3 also managed to make an appearance..
FIFA 12 has topped the UK sales charts for the week
No real surprise there. Expect it to maintain its position at the top until Battlefield. The new arrival sees F1 2011 pushed down into third, with Zumba Fitness, Dead Island and Deus Ex: Human Revolution in fourth, fifth and sixth respectively. Sony's ICO & Shadow Of The Colossus Collection had a pleasing start too, landing seventh position..
If you were looking to bathe in the warm crimson of zombie juice, you'll have to wait a little longer. Dead Island developer Techland has revealed it's delayed the game's Bloodbath Arena DLC while it works towards tidying up the main game. We are working hard to make the Bloodbath Arena DLC available as soon as possible. However, due to...
Movie company Lionsgate has optioned film rights from Dead Island publisher Deep Silver to make a movie based on the game's infamous debut trailer
"The film Dead Island will be an innovation of the zombie genre because of its focus on human emotion, family ties and non-linear storytelling," the company explained. The movie's currently in the early development stage, with Sean Daniel (of..
We've no interest in the game that finished first on this week's UK sales charts, so let's jump straight into what came second: F1 2011
That was followed by Techland's Dead Island, which continued to hold onto its place in the top ten despite taking a bit of a critical beating. (We concluded that the game was fun, but far too buggy to fully recommend.) Resistance 3 finished up in eighth, while the..
Deep Silver's ambitious (but desperately buggy) Dead Island has topped the UK sales charts for the second week running, scooping up sales greater than any other title in the publisher's history -- in just two weeks
The co-operative zombie RPG is in fact outselling Resistance 3 on the PlayStation 3 platform alone — a title which still managed to climb into third on this week's UK sales charts..
Deep Silver's warned that delays to Dead Island's DLC are a possibility as developer Techland focuses on quashing the game's well documented bugs
Chatting with Kotaku, a Deep Silver representative stated that the developer is working on fixes "across all platforms so that we can take care of all of the fans who have been so supportive of our game". There is some awesome DLC content..
Dead Island publisher Deep Silver announced that it's shipped one million copies of its open-world survival horror RPG in the US -- in just one week
Moreover, the publisher expects to have shipped two million copies worldwide by the end of this week. "The critical 'first week' of game sales has been an enormous sales success for Deep Silver," company COO Geoff Mulligan stated in a press..
It's finally that time of the year where developers and publishers alike start to release new video games
This week's UK sales chart is evidence of that alone. It's dominated by the release of brand new titles with Dead Island, Wahammer 40K: Space Marine and Resistance 3 all taking spots in the top five. They're joined by relatively new releases in Driver: San Francisco and Deus Ex: Human..
Dead Island's first slice of DLC will debut later this month, developer Techland has announced
The Bloodbath Arena DLC pack will introduce four new maps with never-ending waves of zombies to battle. The DLC was first announced as a pre-order bonus, but will retail for $10 for everyone else. All XP and cash earned from the DLC will carry over to the main campaign.
There's a like to look-forward to in Techland's much hyped zombie slaying opus, Dead Island
The soundtrack, for one, is sure to be incredible after that debut trailer turned a few well-placed piano chords into a memorable riff. But there's also a lot to be worried about. While Techland is traditionally a forward-thinking and ambitious developer, it doesn't have many mainstream hits on its hands..
The zombie apocalypse is upon us
Just to get us prepared, Deep Silver has released a six-page Dead Island prequel comic. It's available exclusively from the Marvel website. The comic's been created by Marvel Custom Solutions writer William Dailey, along with artists Jorge Lucas, Juan Santacruz, Diego Olmos, Carlos Rodriguez and Sergio Arino. The comic was previously only available at Comic-Con..
Techland has a history for forcing players into the roles of unlikable characters, and based on the evidence of this latest Dead Island trailer it seems like that's unlikely to change
Thankfully, the game itself does look like it's going to be ridiculously good fun — especially when played in four-player co-op. With a massive sand-box, dozens of quests and a huge variety of melee and gun-based..
As more and more video game franchises get novels, it's unsurprising to see Techland's hotly anticipated Dead Island receive the treatment
The novel, written by British author Mark Morris, promises to give readers "a terrifying glimpse into the horrors thrust upon the four individuals who have unwittingly embarked on the ultimate holiday from hell". The book's due to be published by..
Deep Silver and Techland's tropical zombie survival title, Dead Island, will undoubtedly be one of the biggest draws at E3, in part thanks to that massive reveal trailer released earlier in the year
Just to keep your hype levels tingling, Deep Silver's released an E3 trailer for the game. Catch it above.
Let's get to the point: Dead Island doesn't appear to have anything in common with those heart-felt trailers the publisher has been releasing to promote the game
That's fine though, because what Dead Island actually is looks pretty exciting anyway. The eleven minute gameplay demo included after the jump shows off a bunch of the game's mechanics, and we're actually really liking what we see. Not..
After the last Dead Island trailer, the pressure's really on Deep Silver to maintain the emotional tone that caught fire earlier in the year
This latest trailer — which features some gameplay footage — manages to pull at the heart-strings once more, but we're starting to feel like the tone is a bit misleading. While the trailers try to portry emotion and sadness, everything we've heard about..
Have you ever pondered on a particularly restful holiday in the sun, "What would it be like if I was chased by a horde of zombies right now?" Dead Island gives you the chilling answer, from first-person perspective
Dead Island's logo has caught the attention of North America's ratings board, the ESRB
The image — which depicts a zombie dangling from a tree — has been censored in the US. IGN reports that the change will only affect the game's cover art in North America.
And just as we decide to post the game's amazing trailer, we get a gush of new information about Techland's resurrected survival horror title, Dead Island
First of all, yes, despite the initial mix-up, it is coming to the PlayStation 3. Publisher Deep Silver has slapped a late 2011 release date on the title. Unsurprisingly, Dead Island takes place in an island which has, unfortunately, been..
When IGN started hyping up the trailer to a long forgotten game, we were a little dismissive
Long forgotten means not very good, right? Otherwise it wouldn't be forgotten. Turns out we've never heard of Techland's Dead Island before. Apparently it was announced in 2007. We don't remember so, yes, long forgotten is apt. But why didn't we report on the trailer when it was released yesterday? Well,..
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