Must Watch: Amazing Trailer for Zombie Video Game Dead Island

February 17, 2011
Source: SlashFilm

Dead Island Video Game Trailer

Damn! Since we normally only ever write about movies, if a video game trailer makes it on here, you know it's going to be amazing. There's a new announcement trailer via IGN for developer Techland's zombie video game Dead Island that's quickly making its way around the web. Nordling from AICN says it's "better than any feature film trailer you see this year" and Kotaku calls it "disturbing, chilling, and yes, heartbreaking." SlashFilm finally convinced me to feature it here, as I think it's just a beautifully made trailer that all of you guys need to see, too. It's only 3 minutes and is basically a zombie short, so take a moment and check it out!

In Dead Island you can enjoy a tropical vacation complete with zombies. The game will take a more realistic approach to the zombie survival genre, which "not only means that children might die, you won't have a cache of guns to try and defend them." It's first-person melee combat with "weapon" customization, but no guns. It's set on an open world tropical island and features RPG elements for character development, as well as hordes of gruesome zombie. Techland is developing the game for Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. We don't know the release date, but you can follow the Facebook page for updates. How awesome was that?

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  • Dxcool777
  • l.21
    :( That is the saddest, most horrible, touchingly brilliant trailer for ANOTHER stinky zombie game/franchise I have ever seen! sniff
  • Vithren
    Witcher, Dead Island, Sniper, Bulletstorm - we have more good thing in Poland ^^
  • Xamel
    This was phenomenal indeed. But... in the end its another "zombie something".
    • i have no name
      "Your talking out of your ass" nothing has been shown except this trailer to presume the game will be the same as any other zombie game.
      • Xamel
        Actually it was. In 2007 was shown a teaser trailer of the game. Yesterday in addition to this trailer was released some screenshots and details. So yes I can talk out of my ass. BTW: It is "you are talking" and not "your talking". Grammar Nazi FTW
        • i have no name
          Seems like your head is very far within your ass. Because everything you said makes no sense. First am sure your a nazi fuck. Second the 2007 teaser trailer doesn't mean shit nor do the screen shots. Thats like buying a car without actually looking at the mileage and condition you only see a photo of the car and a video and say "ok I am getting this car."
    • Craig
      Not necessarily a bad thing. Left 4 Dead is awesome.
      • Awtan90
        than save your money and go play Left 4 Dead instead of buying the same game made by a different company.
        • But I've played Left 4 Dead to death? Whats wrong with me wanting a similar experiance but with new maps and gameplay features. Left 4 Dead 2 came out a long time ago. We need a new (Good... not Dead Rising BS here) zombie killing game.
      • Sithmastah
        Left for dead is awesome, I agree.
  • i have no name
    Great trailer but, why was the little girl on her own in the first place?
  • Louis!
    Grabbing Peelz!
  • Chuck Greene
    Don't worry, get her some zombrex and she'll be fine.
  • Alex
    Music and editing makes me think of LOST ... pretty amazing !
    • Anonymous
      yeah I got the same vibe as well.
    • Txsrangerfan08
      Yeah I was thinking the same thing. The whole trailer kind of had the LOST feel of a zombie montage.
    • Txsrangerfan08
      So I was looking if it actually was Michael (it wasn't), and found this. Pretty neat, and now I'm listening to the LOST soundtracks.
  • Nate
    That really was an awesome trailer. I'm very interested in that game. As long as it is done well, I can play zombie games forever!!
  • Leedemarbre
    Seems like a rip off of this great Canadian short film:
    • esophus
      I saw this short awhile back. I see where your coming from, but this trailer still brought something new.
    • Wokkiee
      Thanks a lot for that link, I love it.
    • Rivas En
      I am not sure this concept is a new one My friend. But, thanks for the link, it was really lovely to watch.
    • Anonymous
      ever think it was intentional? everything is a knock off of a knock off these days.
  • Craig
    Maybe this trailer will help get the ball rolling, since this game has apparently been in production for 4 years...
  • Jace
    I was NOT expecting this to make me emotional. This is nothing short of an award wining animated short, disguised as a video game trailer.
  • Cracky
    I started to swell up a bit. Wonderful trailer. Unfortunately, it'll be for another video game in a long line of video games with fantastic trailers. And that is just not ballin'.
  • wonderfull trailer... hope the game lives up to it... if not just throw some money at the director so that he can make more cool stuff...
  • CisforCinema
    It's a beautiful trailer to be sure (would be even more incredible if it were a live action short) but I have a sneaky feeling the game looks nothing like that!
    • Anonymous
      usually they don't, they always hoodwink us gamers.
    • Anonymous
      I agree with your feeling, but still, on it's own that trailer was one thousand percent dope!!
  • Anonymous
    28 Weeks Later the video game. Not even close ;)) But yes, it looks great and with that "realistic approach" it might be fresh and worthwhile.
  • Mantooth42
    well its about time there is a trailer!!! i've been waiting for this game to come out for 3 years!! maybe four!!!
  • Black_Guy
    I love it. It remind me a bit of a mix between The Walking Dead and 28 Days Later.
  • ria
    I... I... I couldn't... stop staring at the screen for a minute just thinking about how sad and... brilliant that was o.o Totally... want that game :)
  • JL
    It looks like the chick from Bioshock Infinite had a bad vacation. I want to see some gameplay before I make any judgements. It would be cool if it was a free roam type of game with full interiors you can explore and a constant presence of dead-heads. And you could either fight, run, or be stealthy, and make your own weapons, but not outlandish ones like DR2's lightsaber, but something like RE: Outbreak's broomstick spear or paint can flamethrower.
    • Anonymous
      Ive been fallowing this game since its concept drawings came out in 06 and all i can say is that you nailed it on the head
  • esophus
  • esophus
    It felt like the ending of an episode of LOST...which is not a bad thing.
  • Stinkypinky
    wow thats so cool how that little girl flew up through the window and sealed it up behind her so the guy she was attacking couldnt jump out. and why did he then set her down in front of that zombie? was she the zombies daughter? thats so cool how even zombies have feelings and family members, this looks like it is going to be a great short story.
    • Jace
      Buh Zing!
    • esophus
      your a dork ;P
  • Anonymous
    That was better than almost all of the movies last year!
  • Anonymous
    the re edited version IGN posted where its all forwards is better IMO really brought out the intense fear that this trailer replaces with sadness
  • Flbball23
    Awesome trailer.... but sorry, poor graphic zombie games just aren't that interesting.
  • David Banner
    Great trailer. Wanna see something cool, that you might not have seen? Go check out the trailers that 'are inbetween levels' for the game Diablo II. Most ppl I know only played that game to see these amazing shorts :)
  • Fucking epic
  • Seriously just a fucking amazing trailer. lol
  • Anonymous
    That was fantastic! one of the better trailers I've seen in a long time.
  • Trout_87
    I've got chills!
  • Saboteur
    Don't care what the game will be like...the construction of that trailer was brilliant.
  • Brilliant.
  • Quazzimotto
    Wow. That was incredible. Didn't expect that. Best trailer I've seen in awhile. Awesome.
    • Marc McKenzie
      Agreed. I also liked the MEMENTO vibe (going backwards). It's a very effective, very well-done trailer; certainly has my interest in the game.
      • Quazzimotto
        With you there 100%. Love the style, the flow. Surprised at the depth and detail with the expressions. Definitely has my attention.
  • Wokkiee
    I have watched this twenty times or so today and I have to say, the creators of this trailer really succeeded in capturing some exceptionally charged emotions especially in the face of the parents.
    • I'm a kid (21) and have no kids of my own, but jesus yeah I can only imagine how a parent gamer would feel if he or she watched this.
  • ELI
    effing amazing. Was it Michael G of Lost? I must know.
    • Anonymous
      its composed by Ólafur Arnalds.
      • Cairo23_78
        I posted a question to Olafur Arnalds on his Facebook page regarding the name of the song; he responded that that was not his composition. He doesn't know who it belongs too.
  • BjornLocke
    That was such an incredible trailer. It easily accomplishes the job of a trailer (making me want to see more), and then some! Very moving, especially with that music! I'm like ELI, I absolutely NEED to know what that music is!
  • Anonymous
    can we see badass father? he doesn't even hesitate, he grabs the and without attempting to talk the man (assuming he didn't know its a zombie) he plunges the axe in his throat! He was a great Father.
  • Amazing, heart-wrenching trailer. Too bad the game will never live up to this.
  • God I am in tears...
  • eco realist
  • wow seriously that was aamazing
  • poopman
    I read a comment on another site saying that someone cried watching this...WTF?
    • mr_TROLL
      DUH dumbass its sad thats why
  • fuk all you




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