Dead Island Resurfaces With the Best Trailer Ever

As a group, we gamers are prone to hyperbole. Games are either the best thing ever, or they totally suck. We either have our minds blown or relegate the offender to the bargain bin of history. I’m adding this little forward because, as much as the title of this post might seem like exaggeration, the new announcement trailer for Dead Island has left me breathless. Yes, it’s another zombie game, but screw that. Take a look at the trailer, and try to see if you can keep your head from exploding.

This game has been off the radar for a number of years, but the basic premise is that you’re a guy trapped on a tropical island surrounded by zombies. The game makes big use of localized damage, which means that zombies won’t get hacked apart a la Dead Rising; rather, you’ll have to specifically aim your blows to get decapitations and head-shots. Now that the game is back amongst the living, I can say I’m officially hyped. What say you?

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mitch@gamersushi.com Twitter: @mi7ch Gamertag: Lubeius PSN ID: Lubeius SteamID: Lube182 Origin/EA:Lube182 Currently Playing: Stardew Valley, Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords, Battlefield 4, Tom Clancy Double Feature: Rainbow Six Siege and The Division

6 thoughts on “Dead Island Resurfaces With the Best Trailer Ever”

  1. I think I watched this trailer about five or six times, honestly. This trailer is on the level of Gears of War or Mass Effect 2’s ads. Actually, it might surpass even those.

    I seriously want this song on my iTunes playlist. Hauntingly beautiful.

  2. I’ve never seen such a sad trailer. Really beautiful work. Almost something you’d expect to see in the ending of 28 Days Later film.

    The sadness of it all does remind me some of the Halo live action marketing pieces also.

    If only we had such intense emotional set pieces as consistently in actual games – instead of [insert support character sacrificing themselves or needing to be saved in a slow motion quicktime event.]

  3. SAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD FAAAAAAAAAAAAACE!!!!!
    Surs though, that was…
    I really don’t know how to describe it. The game now has my attention. It had better not disappoint or that beautiful, beautiful trailer was all for nothing.
    Yea, They’ve raised my expectations VERY high. 😛

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