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Must Watch: Amazing Trailer for Zombie Video Game Dead Island

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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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Reader Feedback - 69 Comments

1

amazing

Dxcool777 on Feb 17, 2011

2

πŸ™ That is the saddest, most horrible, touchingly brilliant trailer for ANOTHER stinky zombie game/franchise I have ever seen! sniff

l.21 on Feb 17, 2011

3

Witcher, Dead Island, Sniper, Bulletstorm - we have more good thing in Poland ^^

Vithren on Feb 17, 2011

4

This was phenomenal indeed. But... in the end its another "zombie something".

Xamel on Feb 17, 2011

5

"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.

i have no name on Feb 17, 2011

6

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

Xamel on Feb 17, 2011

7

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."

i have no name on Feb 18, 2011

8

Not necessarily a bad thing. Left 4 Dead is awesome.

Craig on Feb 17, 2011

9

than save your money and go play Left 4 Dead instead of buying the same game made by a different company.

Awtan90 on Feb 17, 2011

10

Left for dead is awesome, I agree.

Sithmastah on Feb 18, 2011

11

Great trailer but, why was the little girl on her own in the first place?

i have no name on Feb 17, 2011

12

Grabbing Peelz!

Louis! on Feb 17, 2011

13

Don't worry, get her some zombrex and she'll be fine.

Chuck Greene on Feb 17, 2011

14

Music and editing makes me think of LOST ... pretty amazing !

Alex on Feb 17, 2011

15

yeah I got the same vibe as well.

Anonymous on Feb 17, 2011

16

Yeah I was thinking the same thing. The whole trailer kind of had the LOST feel of a zombie montage.

Txsrangerfan08 on Feb 18, 2011

17

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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_uaroraLoY&feature=player_embedded

Txsrangerfan08 on Feb 18, 2011

18

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!!

Nate on Feb 17, 2011

19

Seems like a rip off of this great Canadian short film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVuUwvUUPro

Leedemarbre on Feb 17, 2011

20

I saw this short awhile back. I see where your coming from, but this trailer still brought something new.

esophus on Feb 17, 2011

21

Thanks a lot for that link, I love it.

Wokkiee on Feb 17, 2011

22

I am not sure this concept is a new one My friend. But, thanks for the link, it was really lovely to watch.

Rivas En on Feb 17, 2011

23

ever think it was intentional? everything is a knock off of a knock off these days.

Anonymous on Feb 17, 2011

24

Maybe this trailer will help get the ball rolling, since this game has apparently been in production for 4 years...

Craig on Feb 17, 2011

25

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.

Jace on Feb 17, 2011

26

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'.

Cracky on Feb 17, 2011

27

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...

Ricardo Marques on Feb 17, 2011

28

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!

CisforCinema on Feb 17, 2011

29

usually they don't, they always hoodwink us gamers.

Anonymous on Feb 18, 2011

30

I agree with your feeling, but still, on it's own that trailer was one thousand percent dope!!

Anonymous on Feb 18, 2011

31

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.

Anonymous on Feb 17, 2011

32

well its about time there is a trailer!!! i've been waiting for this game to come out for 3 years!! maybe four!!!

Mantooth42 on Feb 17, 2011

33

I love it. It remind me a bit of a mix between The Walking Dead and 28 Days Later.

Black_Guy on Feb 17, 2011

34

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 πŸ™‚

ria on Feb 17, 2011

35

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.

JL on Feb 17, 2011

36

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

Anonymous on Feb 17, 2011

37

Brilliant!

esophus on Feb 17, 2011

38

It felt like the ending of an episode of LOST...which is not a bad thing.

esophus on Feb 17, 2011

39

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.

Stinkypinky on Feb 17, 2011

40

Buh Zing!

Jace on Feb 17, 2011

41

your a dork ;P

esophus on Feb 17, 2011

42

That was better than almost all of the movies last year!

Anonymous on Feb 17, 2011

43

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

Anonymous on Feb 17, 2011

44

Awesome trailer.... but sorry, poor graphic zombie games just aren't that interesting.

Flbball23 on Feb 17, 2011

45

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 πŸ™‚

David Banner on Feb 17, 2011

46

Fucking epic

Barnaby Barrilla on Feb 17, 2011

47

Seriously just a fucking amazing trailer. lol

Daniel Vu Tran on Feb 17, 2011

48

That was fantastic! one of the better trailers I've seen in a long time.

Anonymous on Feb 17, 2011

49

I've got chills!

Trout_87 on Feb 17, 2011

50

Don't care what the game will be like...the construction of that trailer was brilliant.

Saboteur on Feb 17, 2011

51

Brilliant.

DwainIBe on Feb 18, 2011

52

Wow. That was incredible. Didn't expect that. Best trailer I've seen in awhile. Awesome.

Quazzimotto on Feb 18, 2011

53

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.

Marc McKenzie on Feb 18, 2011

54

With you there 100%. Love the style, the flow. Surprised at the depth and detail with the expressions. Definitely has my attention.

Quazzimotto on Feb 19, 2011

55

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.

Wokkiee on Feb 18, 2011

56

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.

Daniel Vu Tran on Feb 18, 2011

57

effing amazing. Was it Michael G of Lost? I must know.

ELI on Feb 18, 2011

58

its composed by Γ“lafur Arnalds.

Anonymous on Feb 18, 2011

59

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.

Cairo23_78 on Feb 18, 2011

60

It was Giles Lamb that composed it, I created a 'clean version' of the trailer with the sound effects removed so users can enjoy the sweet music πŸ™‚ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEpiovARz5I

DarkangelUK on Feb 18, 2011

61

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!

BjornLocke on Feb 18, 2011

62

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.

Anonymous on Feb 18, 2011

63

Amazing, heart-wrenching trailer. Too bad the game will never live up to this.

Andy Ortega on Feb 18, 2011

64

God I am in tears...

Gianni Persello on Feb 19, 2011

65

This is AMAZING !!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsIvym6Jkbk

eco realist on Feb 20, 2011

66

wow seriously that was aamazing

A5J4DX on Mar 6, 2011

67

I read a comment on another site saying that someone cried watching this...WTF?

poopman on Apr 12, 2011

68

DUH dumbass its sad thats why

mr_TROLL on Apr 12, 2011

69

FUXK

fuk all you on Apr 12, 2011

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