Techland’s latest video game, Dead Island, was recently unveiled online in an announcement trailer that rocked the internet. The melee-based zombie game’s trailer depicts the slow-motion zombie attack on a family in reverse, starting at the death of a family’s daughter and traveling back to show her family’s desperation as they attempt to fight off a horde of blood-thirsty zombies.
The trailer’s ability to convey deep pain and emotion has rocked the internet in a way that few game trailers have in the past. Techland has been at the receiving end of major praise for their trailer, though detractors have crawled out of the woodwork to criticize the developers for the trailer’s bloody content and subject matter.
More about Dead Island:
Dead Island will feature open world gameplay, played from a first person perspective, with up to four-player co-operative play. The focus will be on melee combat, incorporating customizable weaponry and RPG elements. The game is set in the Royal Palms Resort, in fictional Banoi, located in Papua New Guinea.
We were both impressed and moved by the trailer. We highly recommend giving it a watch and deciding on your own whether or not the game trailer qualifies as moving art or unnecessary violence. (A word of caution: the trailer is bloody and emotional and may not be suitable for minors.)
Dead Island is currently in development for Windows, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3, and is scheduled for a late 2011 release.