First Gameplay Footage From Dead Island

Gotta admit, it looks a heck like the “Dead Rising” games, what with all the customizable weapons and such, but I suppose that’s inevitable given the gameplay and premise. I’m more of a run-and-gun type of gamer myself, but that could just be because I don’t have as much time to devote to such immersive gameplaying. Going from one mission to the next in “Dead Rising” was some pull-your-hair-out stuff. Anyways, give it a whirl.

The island of Banoi is a lush, tropical paradise in the South Pacific where its flagship Royal Palms Resort serves as the ultimate getaway for vacationers with money to burn. However, all good things must soon come to an end – and the picturesque resort falls into madness, carnage and chaos after a mysterious and contagious zombie outbreak claims its once peaceful atmosphere. Cut off from the rest of the world, only four individuals who strangely find themselves immune to zombification have the power to protect the remaining survivors from the horrors of the island, to discover what’s really going on and find a way to escape before their own fatal ends.

Available on all gaming platforms September 30, 2011.