Dead Island novel lurching to UK

<i>Doctor Who: Ghosts of India</i> author Mark Morris penning book based on Deep Silver's upcoming tropical undead game; North American debut uncertain.

Novelizations and zombies are two major trends in video games. Now, Deep Silver is bringing the two together with a novel based on the upcoming undead action game Dead Island.

Dead Island gets a book this September.

Published by Bantam and due to arrive in the United Kingdom on September 8, Dead Island is being written by Doctor Who: Ghosts of India author Mark Morris.

According to Bantam, the £6.99 ($9.50) Dead Island paperback novel will follow the pursuits of four vacationers trying to stay alive on the tropical-paradise-turned-undead-infested-island. Dead Island has been announced only for the UK, and as of press time, Deep Silver had not responded to GameSpot's inquiry regarding international release plans.

As for Dead Island the game, the title is set in a secluded resort and tells the brutal story of everyday civilians caught up in a zombie apocalypse. Gamers can choose among four character classes: the leader, the tank, the jack-of-all-trades, and the assassin archetypes. Every character starts out the same way--suddenly attacked by zombies at the hotel, knocked out, and dragged to a nearby pool house converted to a shelter.

For more on the upcoming title, check out GameSpot's latest hands-on preview with Dead Island.

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23 comments
icetone
icetone

Samouns are cool ^ _ ^ those two would look like a good couple their both blushing :D the game looks epic i like a little swist

santinegrete
santinegrete

@alzeer1 Smart move... please don't do the same with the game if it's worth something :P

shemrom
shemrom

@vicsrealms Actually, they are making battleship into a movie. Just like candy land....... sadly

Jimbowesker
Jimbowesker

Bring back the zombies!! Hell yes!! Please come to states!!!

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@vicsrealms Considering somebody bough the movie rights for "Asteroids" I would not be surprised...

Phil-teh-Pirate
Phil-teh-Pirate

I can only hope this will be the last great Zombie game. Zombies just aren't fresh anymore (if you'll excuse the pun).

fourkillsStrong
fourkillsStrong

so its saying that only the book is being released in the UK?

vicsrealms
vicsrealms

Wow, whats next a movie based on the game Battleship?

Azghouls
Azghouls

@Venom_Raptor - totally agree with ya.

Venom_Raptor
Venom_Raptor

I hope it's a long in-depth novel about the game, not a short, uninteresting one. Might get it.

alzeer1
alzeer1

i dont care if uk or us i download it for free

kaem79
kaem79

@Mkherkzen You're absolutely right. GS should be ashamed.

kaem79
kaem79

I hope this game will be good, but it doesn't look like it gonna be any good. If I choose to buy this then it would be for the PC because of the modding community.

lithus
lithus

I just don't see it. Than again, they'll let anyone write a book about anything these days, regardless of talent or merit....Snookie is proof of that. Anywho, stoked about the game in any case.

theslovakian38
theslovakian38

i read metro 2033 and it was the best book i have ever read. then i played the game and it was even better. so it will be same situtation... im looking foward to both playing and reading dead island.

drumma1
drumma1

Why are tons of video games getting novels these days?

Mkherkzen
Mkherkzen

For crying out loud! This is NOT Deep Silver's game - they're publishing it! If GS had any decency the header would go like this: "Doctor Who: Ghosts of India author Mark Morris penning book based on Techland's upcoming tropical undead game; North American debut uncertain." Or, at the very least, like this: "Doctor Who: Ghosts of India author Mark Morris penning book based on upcoming tropical undead game published by Deep Silver; North American debut uncertain. >:[

Connor728
Connor728

bout time the UK got something exclusive !!!

Yodake
Yodake

Looks amazing ! Must have

vicsrealms
vicsrealms

$9.50 for a book based on a single video game? Very funny, these aren't Resident Evil (good series, I wish they had continued them), Warhammer 40k, and Halo. Wasn't actually thrilled with the Gears of Wars books as they came between the events of the games and I was only able to get the first one. Plus, Nobody has been smart enough to bring the rest of the series to the PC. Of course, I am thinking the same thing about Halo as well. Still, wait a couple of games in before you start putting out books. Especially, on a game that looks like its going to be a huge disappointment.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

First I'll play the game, then I'll decide if any of this other stuff is worth my time.