Dead Island 2 was only announced just three weeks ago but Deep Silver seem to be heavily investing in this particular universe as another new entry was announced today, Escape Dead Island, for release this Fall.
As you might have guessed, Escape will serve to bridge the stories of the first and second Dead Island games, and Deep Silver's Alexander Toplansky has confirmed that it will also explain the origins of the virus as well as where the events might lead to.
The story will be told through the eyes of Cliff Calo—the spoiled son of a powerful media mogul—who has stolen a yacht with his friends and is bent on exposing the truth behind the Banoi outbreak to the public by filming a documentary.
You'll freely explore a new, top-secret, quarantined island in the archipelago called Narapela, but things won't necessarily be as they seem as Cliff slowly loses a grip on his sanity and begins to experience stranger things than just zombies. Also, Cliff's moments of delirium are actually shown through comic-inspired visuals to give these parts an added emphasis. Of course, you'll have to wait until the game releases this Fall to discover what exactly is going on with the island, and what becomes of Cliff.
Escape Dead Island is slated for release later this year on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. You can view the teaser trailer for the game below.
Source: PlayStation Blog
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