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Dead Island takes over PlayStation Home

Dead Island takes over PlayStation Home

Deep Silver and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe announced today that shortly before its release, Dead Island will also spread to PlayStation Home. Screenshots & details are below.

Mysterious zombie apocalypse spreads on Home Square

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 campaign.

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 visitors.

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
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.

All comments

Commented on 2011-07-26 01:48:28
do people still use Home..
Commented on 2011-07-26 02:08:14 In reply to GangStarr
Posted by GangStarr
do people still use Home..
I am really getting sick of hearing this damn comment of course people still use home or people like this idiots
Commented on 2011-07-26 02:14:19
guess the fanboys do, as we can tell by how pissed you got that one.
Commented on 2011-07-26 02:15:32 In reply to LuoSKraD
Posted by LuoSKraD
guess the fanboys do, as we can tell by how pissed you got that one.
lol he straight up want to murder him or something,

Commented on 2011-07-26 03:53:30
Isn't this Zombie fad DEAD yet???
Commented on 2011-07-26 04:35:04
Its like saying is this fps fad DEAD yet???

dont be silly.
Commented on 2011-07-26 05:18:28
Is there any point
Commented on 2011-07-26 05:32:50
Yeah fads are funny like this zombie one we're in currently

The fasination with cod although maybe not strictly a fad is something i can't see ending any time soon, but it will eventually and we'll all start developing a real thirst for the next shooter. And really the shooter is a fad i can't ever see ending.Shooters have always been what interests most i think

From Asteroids, Space Invaders Defender, Contra, Doom, Goldeneye etc up to present. It was only until Goldeneye hit that console owners started their interest in the fps because in truth it was the first really good experience of this genre on console- Doom on console not counting quite as much as it was already established i guess. Gamers have always liked shooting more than anything else but it's very much now that console owners are fully aware that they can have these experiences on console- it was very much seen as a pc thing and i guess why console owners enjoyed more the other genres

People say of the xbox for example that it attracted fans of shooters but really again it was because if how very playable Halo was that fans discovered they loved the genre. Had it been on Sony's machine for example, the same would be said of a large number of fans now. With PS3 however and Cod4 etc, it's made fans from those that perhaps didn't even know they liked the genre

More people are just aware now of all this and so there has been a shift from other genres to the point a lot of us are fairly sick of so many of the damn things- at least those that tend to only be twitch shooters at heart

The fps genre itself is in it's infancy anyway, after all, it's the perfect most realistic perspective you can have if you manage to get so much more right besides where we are at this stage of design evolution. In 20 years we will look back not so fondly at most of these fps, even less so than we already do of 99% of them
Commented on 2011-07-26 08:52:12
haha cool, might load home up try messin about with this, anything for the lulz
Commented on 2011-07-26 09:42:21
Home is up there with avatars, fucking useless.
Commented on 2011-07-26 10:08:44
Actually home is fine for chat, there are alot of decent things to see, some games are good as well. It's worth trying whether you like or not.

You don't have to go back, at the end of the day it's free.

live is not.
Commented on 2011-07-26 10:15:19
Your right it's free i tried it, it's shit.

It's good for a chat you say? thats a lot of bullshit i gotta do just for a chat, i tell you whats better for a chat, party chat and/or crossgame private chat.

Still i would take home over avatars greeting me everytime i boot up the machine staring at me with there souless beady fucking eyes like pissholes in the snow, waving everytime i go past them using the incredibly shyt dash board..
Commented on 2011-07-26 12:59:00
This has nicer graphics than the actual game. What is that about?
Commented on 2011-07-26 13:51:43 In reply to THU31
Posted by THU31
This has nicer graphics than the actual game. What is that about?
*not sure if serious jpg*
Commented on 2011-07-27 06:41:17 In reply to xgei8ht
Posted by xgei8ht
Actually home is fine for chat, there are alot of decent things to see, some games are good as well. It's worth trying whether you like or not.

You don't have to go back, at the end of the day it's free.

live is not.
Yeah, PS Home is great idea actually. I do not think they want to invest millions on that. It is ok what it is. It can be much better and has lots of potential.

They did it with KZ3 launch as well.

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