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It’s almost time to Escape Dead Island

Experience Deep Silver’s zombie saga from a whole new angle in Escape Dead Island.

Some of the very biggest differences this time around for Dead Island go beyond the obvious. Sure there’s a new third-person view (the series is traditionally an FPS), a new hero (Cliff Calo), and some triply visuals, but there’s more to this one that actually completely change the formula.

For starters, Cliffy isn’t immune to the zombie virus. Unlike all the heroes form Dead Island and Riptide, Cliff is basically just a regular Joe and is no more immune to the twisted virus than any of the formerly fine folks who have become your enemies (so you’re going to have to be way more careful this time around) in your search for the truth about what’s happening. And that’s another big difference, instead of simply trying to survive and get off the island, Cliff is there for a very specific reason- he’s a reporter and he’s out for the truth.

Deep Silver says we’ll get a good deal of backstory in EDI as well, and find some answers that have more or less eluded gamers who’ve been with the series since the beginning. It’s also serving as a bridge between Riptide and Dead Island 2, which is not he way for next year. So needless to say at this point, if you’re a Dead Island fan, you’re probably not going to want to miss this one.

Escape Dead Island hits the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC on November 18th, but if you just can’t wait that long and want a sneak peek, you can tune into the Twitch feed that’ll be playing today at 5pm Eastern time on Deep Silver’s channel. There you’ll be treated to some of the guys from the publisher stealthily taking down zombies and talking up some tips that you’ll want to remember for when the title hits this coming week.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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