Latest Dead Island Screenshots Reveal New Zombie Variant

by on March 17, 2011

Developer Techland and publisher Deep Silver have decided to show off some new screenshots of the already massively hyped Zombie survival game, Dead Island. The initial trailer and announcement caused a huge stir in gaming circles and players and critics alike have been clamouring for any new details related to the title. In the screens that were revealed today, we can see the devastation that the Zombie outbreak has caused at the resort, as well as one of the new inhabitants of the island.

One of the screenshots seems to show a gigantic hulking zombie, who towers over a street full of wrecked cars. Clothed in a straight-jacket and Hannibal Lecter-style face mask – this looks like one holiday-maker you won’t want to cross. Read the synopsis of the game taken from the official website:

The player is drawn into the world of Dead Island on the brink of a mysterious epidemic that suddenly, and without 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 luxurious getaway to the beautiful beaches of a tropical paradise. But faced with the reality of a zombie apocalypse, there is only one thing left to do: Survive.

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Dead Island is due for release in 2011, but there is no confirmed timeframe. It is currently planned to be made available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.