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9:00 PM on 06.11.2012

Dead Island Riptide is not Dead Island 2, will cost $50

[Update: Aubrey Norris reached out to us to clarify that when she stated "This isn't Dead Island 2," she was referring only to the title of the game and pointed us to another tweet from earlier this morning which states this ...

Holly Green

2:35 PM on 06.05.2012

E3: Dead Island Riptide announced

Deep Silver has just announced that Dead Island Riptide is in full development for consoles and PCs. Techland, the same studio that made the original game, is working on the sequel. More information will be revealed "later th...

Patrick Hancock

1:30 PM on 05.22.2012

Dead Island GOTY Edition confirmed, available this summer

[Update: We at Destructoid would like to point out that, excepting the inclusion of the "Ripper" pre-order item, it would be less expensive right now for North American PC players to purchase the individual components which m...

Holly Green

11:30 PM on 05.17.2012

Dead Island 2 rumors strongly denied by Deep Silver

Despite an earlier report from IGN Germany, it appears Deep Silver is not currently working on Dead Island 2 with Yager Development; in fact, they're not working on it at all. The initial story claimed an ad had surfaced seek...

Holly Green

7:30 PM on 05.04.2012

Dead Island Game of the Year Edition may be headed for UK

You see Mike up there? He's crying. Not because he has to burn the bodies of his friends and loved ones, but because there's no way in hell Dead Island was called "Game of the Year" by any reputable gaming publication. N...

Holly Green





11:00 PM on 01.26.2012

Dead Island's new DLC trailer goes forwards not backwards

Anyone who was looking forward to Dead Island for a narrative that focuses on the emotional side of the zombie apocalypse probably walked away from Techland's latest effort at least somewhat unfulfilled. But if blu...

Kyle MacGregor

2:30 PM on 01.16.2012

'Ryder White' add-on next for Dead Island

Assuming you haven't grown tired of dismembering the undead, Dead Island would like to ask you back for another visit to Banoi. The game's "Ryder White" downloadable content is scheduled for January 31 on PlayStation Network ...

Jordan Devore



25 Days: Win Dead Island and the Bloodbath Arena DLC! photo
25 Days: Win Dead Island and the Bloodbath Arena DLC!
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

[Update: Contest over! Winners are Azzurus,  Zepinephrine, Noir, Batthink and kierany!]

Dead Island is a zombie game that takes pleasure in being an unadulterated smorgasbord of violence and mayhem. If that wasn't enough, the recently released Bloodbath Arena downloadable mode offers even more carnage with arena combat featuring wave after wave of zombies.

One of my favorite things about Dead Island is that you can combine objects to make a new insane weapon. Baseball bats with nails attached to it, explosive knives to so much more. We're giving away five Steam codes for Dead Island along with five code for the Bloodbath Arena DLC and to win, you're going to need to leave a comment below telling us what two objects you would combine to create a super weapon of your own.

We'll be picking five of you at random to give a Dead Island and Bloodbath Arena code to after the contest closes at 11:59PM CST tonight. No limit to entry and contest is open to everyone! GO GO GO!

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3:30 PM on 11.29.2011

Shock: Dead Island banned in Germany at last

In news that will surprise only people who have never heard of Germany before, it has come to light that Dead Island's been banned ... in Germany!  Deep Silver is not surprised, gamers are not surprised, and I doubt the ...

Jim Sterling

7:45 PM on 11.10.2011

The DTOID Show: Jak & Dax in HD, No DRM For Ezio

Hey gang! Here's The Destructoid Show's daily (?) newsflash. Not much in the way of news, because uh, Skyrim, duh, but here's what we've got: Jak and Daxter is coming to PS3 in HD. We don't know when, that's just what t...

Max Scoville

11:00 PM on 11.09.2011

New console patch for Dead Island bumps the level cap

Techland has issued a patch for the console versions of Dead Island which should be live by the time you read this post. If it's a level cap, someone's inevitably going to want it raised; players can now progress up to level ...

Jordan Devore

10:00 AM on 11.03.2011

Dead Island 2 may be called Dead World

The first sniff of a Dead Island sequel may have wafted our way, with news that Polish developer Techland recently trademarked a new game name, Dead World. That's like an Island but bigger! No official announcement of a seque...

Jim Sterling

12:00 PM on 10.14.2011

Go Vacation is truly emotional

I think I can hear my soul weeping. 

Jim Sterling

2:30 PM on 10.12.2011

Dead Island PC patch arrives, still no Bloodbath DLC

A new patch has arrived to fix a number of outstanding issues with Dead Island on PC, including corrupted save files. The long-awaited "Bloodbath" DLC is still unavailable, due to Techland working on all these fixes. Oh, Tech...

Jim Sterling

9:30 PM on 10.10.2011

Dead Island 'Bloodbath Arena' DLC aiming for mid-November

Those waiting on Dead Island's first downloadable content, "Bloodbath Arena," can continue sitting patiently while the elevator music drifts onward indefinitely. The add-on is now looking at a mid-November release, according ...

Jordan Devore



Dead Island movie is a go, Lionsgate acquires rights photo
Dead Island movie is a go, Lionsgate acquires rights
by Dale North

That badass trailer worked! Movie get. Lionsgate announced today that it has acquired the film rights Dead Island, and that they've begun working on a movie.  Sean Daniel ("The Mummy") will produce the zombie flick, says LA Times.

A statement from Lionsgate says that the movie will be "an innovation of the zombie genre because of its focus on human emotion, family ties and non-linear storytelling."

So what they're telling me is that it will be as much of a "beautiful mess" as the game was?

A film on this game could be cool, but somehow I get the feeling that it won't measure up to that original game trailer. Hopefully I'm wrong.

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