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25th July, 2011 – Hampshire, UK/...
Deep Silver and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) announced
today that shortly before its release at the beginning of
September, the zombie outbreak from the highly anticipated game
Dead Island will also spread to PlayStation®Home, offering
players an exclusive opportunity to further deepen their Dead
Island experience through Home’s Total Game Integration
Terrifying zombies will lurk in the once peaceful Home Square
and soon enough it will come to resemble the Royal Palms Resort on
the tropical island of Banoi, with palm trees and beautiful
tropical vegetation, a gorgeous beach and stunning view of the
ocean, bringing the unique Banoi feeling to PlayStation Home
A Dead Island themed mini game will be available to PlayStation
Home visitors in which players must prove their skills in crafting
items and pit their abilities against attacks from a rampaging
zombie horde. Just like the co-op mode in Dead Island this mini
game can be played with up to 4 players in different play styles.
In all, there are 10 mini-game challenges associated with the game
users completing all 10 will be awarded with an exclusive in-game
weapon “Exploding Meat”.
For a bit of relief players can have their photo taken with a
zombie or take a zombie survival survey where they can prove their
knowledge of the undead and earn 4 free PlayStation Home rewards.
At the end participants will be rated with their estimated chance
of survival in a real zombie apocalypse.
Certain items in the PlayStation®3 system version of the
Dead Island will only be obtained through this PlayStation Home
event. Each week will introduce more levels and unlockable content
including a premium PlayStation Home reward “Exploding Zombie
Outfit” for players that pre-order Dead Island directly from
Home Square and the aforementioned “Exploding Meat”, a
powerful weapon for use in Dead Island that can only be acquired by
surviving the PlayStation Home onslaught.
PlayStation Home users will also be able to pre-order Dead
Island through a themed kiosk directly from the Home Square.
Dead Island™, the upcoming gruesome zombie action game
with RPG elements by renowned developer Techland, combines
first-person action with a heavy focus on melee combat, character
development and customisation of a vast array of weapons. All of
these gameplay features are presented in a dark story inspired by
classic zombie movies with a gritty and engrossing campaign that
can be played with up to four players in co-op mode.
Set in an open world tropical island, hordes of different
festering zombies await players around every corner while they
embark on a variety of thrilling missions through the holiday
resort. With firearms and ammunition being scarce the player must
rely on discovering and utilising items as weapons for self-defense
and fighting off zombie hordes in intense melee combat. A diverse
range of items can be collected and will later serve to transform
the player’s ordinary makeshift weapons into serious
instruments of destruction.
Dead Island will be released worldwide for the PlayStation®3
computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360® video game and
entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC.
For further information, contact Stu Taylor, Kat Osman and Saj
T 020 7860 0790
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Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all
platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all gamers who
have a passion for thrilling gameplay in exciting game worlds. Deep
Silver works with its partners to achieve a maximum of success
while maintaining the highest possible quality, always focusing on
what the customer desires. Deep Silver products are designed to
equally appeal to pros and beginners, children and adults.
Deep Silver has published more than 100 games since 2003,
including the Chernobyl shooter S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky and
Prison Break: The Conspiracy, the action adventure based on the
popular TV series, plus own brands like the action role-playing
game Sacred 2: Fallen Angel, successful adventures such as the
Secret Files series and Lost Horizon, the Horse Life series of
horse simulations, and the role-playing game Risen. Deep Silver has
announced more upcoming highlights such as Dead Island, the
worldwide highly anticipated zombie slasher / action RPG and Risen
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entertainment products (software, games and films). The company's
own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend
throughout Europe and the USA. The Koch Media group has more than
15 years of experience in the digital media distribution business,
and has risen to become the number one distributor in Europe. It
has also formed strategic alliances with numerous games and
software publishers: Capcom, Codemasters, Kaspersky Labs, Paradox
Entertainment, Square Enix, Tecmo-Koei, and System 3 etc. in
various European countries. With Headquarters in Planegg near
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distributor of PC and console games since 1991. Its proprietary
Chrome Engine 5 technology is among the world's most advanced game
engines, with full X360, PC and PS3 compatibility. With a staff of
nearly 200 specialists in two development offices in Wroclaw and
Warsaw, Techland is committed to delivering top-quality titles for
worldwide markets. Currently the company is working on several
high-profile titles for consoles and PCs.
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