The announcement trailer for the new survival horror video game DEAD ISLAND from Deep Silver is generating quite a bit of buzz on the web. The trailer is comprised of a cinematic from the game and plays out like a classic zombie horror film. It features an innocent child being brutally attacked by zombies, and what transpires in the aftermath of her inevitable zombie infection. The interesting thing about this video is that it rolls in reverse and shows viewers the disturbing end of the story first. It is an amazing and stylish trailer for what might just be an incredible multiplayer game. Personally, I am waiting on a demo and some in-game footage before I make a decision on that one. DEAD ISLAND will be infecting stores on August 1, 2011 and will be available for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.
“The player is drawn into the world of DEAD ISLAND on the brink of a mysterious zombie epidemic, that suddenly and with no warning breaks out on the fictional island of Banoi. As a guest of the Royal Palms Resort, the player’s stay was supposed to be a dream holiday, a get away from daily grind into the idyllic beaches of a tropical paradise. But suddenly and faced with unimaginable terror, there is only one thing left to do: survive…
The island of Banoi is a lush, tropical paradise in the South Pacific where its flagship Royal Palms Resort serves as the ultimate getaway for vacationers with money to burn. However, all good things must soon come to an end – and the picturesque resort falls into madness, carnage and chaos after a mysterious and contagious zombie outbreak claims its once peaceful atmosphere. Cut off from the rest of the world, only four individuals who strangely find themselves immune to zombification have the power to protect the remaining survivors from the horrors of the island, to discover what’s really going on and find a way to escape before their own fatal ends.”