E3 2011: Dead Island lurching forth September 6

Techland's resort-set survival horror title arriving for 360, PS3, PC later this year; new trailer inside.

LOS ANGELES--Deep Silver and Techland closed out the week before the 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo with first word on the collector's edition for its new zombie-infused survival horror game Dead Island. Three days later, and Techland has returned with more word on Dead Island.

Dead Island's zombie apocalypse begins September 6.

Today, Techland said that Dead Island will arrive for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on September 6 in North America and September 9 elsewhere in the world. That release follows shortly on from Techland's other major project, Call of Juarez: The Cartel, which will be published by Ubisoft this summer.

Set on a secluded resort, Dead Island tells the brutal story of everyday civilians caught up in a zombie apocalypse. Gamers can choose among four character classes, which break down into the leader, tank, jack-of-all-trades, and assassin archetypes. Every single 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 Dead Island, check out GameSpot's previous coverage. For more on Dead Island from this year's E3, check out the new trailer below.

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11 comments
Cloud-Zehro
Cloud-Zehro

@robcheese777 ....? I could care less about Gears of War 3, regardless of what system i'm playing on, not everyone who has a 360 is a Gears/Halo fan.

robcheese777
robcheese777

And right into the firing line of gears 3. Dumbest financial decision ever!

orryan4918
orryan4918

what the hell i was seriously looking forward to having the game by august 1st. WTF! But at least it looks great

michaelsgreat
michaelsgreat

Looks better than left 4 dead, which only held my interest for so long.

therokito
therokito

Cant wait for this game, one of the few i want this year

Venom_Raptor
Venom_Raptor

My most anticipated game! Great trailer too!

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

nice trailer! First person zombie slaying action, with rapping. I like it.

Neosword
Neosword

The real question: can it live up to its awesome trailer?