Pre-order Dead Island for Special Edition upgrade

by Alex Morgen on June 3, 2011

in General Gaming News Bits, Sony PlayStation News Bits, Xbox News Bits

Dead Island Special Edition

More blood, more experience, more weapons, more cover art! Deep Silver is offering a few perks for pre-orders of their upcoming first-person survival horror game, Dead Island. GameStop has the exclusive deal on the free Bloodbath Arena downloadable content ($10 value), the first DLC to be available for Dead Island shortly after launch. Pre-order here for the Xbox 360, here for PS3 or here for PC for the upgrade to the Dead Island Special Edition.

Details on the Dead Island Special Edition from Deep Silver:
“The Bloodbath Arena pack features single and multiplayer challenges in four different arenas. It’s a pure fight for survival when wave after wave of deadly zombie attacks, one more gruesome than the next! Characters can also gain additional experience points and items and bring them over to their single or multiplayer campaigns. What’s more, players can  show off their skills in zombie fighting via the Bloodbath Arena’s Leaderboards. Finally, Bloodbath Arena includes a new exclusive weapon, the brain wave bomb, to ensure some highly explosive combat experiences.  The Bloodbath Arena DLC package will be available for download shortly after launch.

In addition to the Bloodbath Arena DLC, the Dead Island Special Edition will sport an exclusive piece of cover art and the blueprint for a special weapon, called the “Ripper”: A destructive combination of a baseball bat and a buzz saw that leaves attacking zombies battered.”

Pre-order to get the Dead Island Special Edition upgrade, while supplies last. See more on Dead Island at www.deadisland.com.

Press release:

Deep Silver Reveals Special Pre-order Edition of Dead Island™

Goodies Galore Contained in the Special Edition for Multi-platform Game

LARKSPUR, CA – June 3, 2011 – Deep Silver today announced the special North American pre-order edition for the highly anticipated game Dead Island that will be released later this year worldwide for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC.

The Dead Island™ Special Edition, available exclusively for early preorder customers at GameStop, will include the game and offer the upcoming Bloodbath Arena DLC. A $10 value, the Bloodbath Arena pack features single and multiplayer challenges in four different arenas. It’s a pure fight for survival when wave after wave of deadly zombie attacks, one more gruesome than the next! Characters can also gain additional experience points and items and bring them over to their single or multiplayer campaigns. What’s more, players can  show off their skills in zombie fighting via the Bloodbath Arena’s Leaderboards. Finally, Bloodbath Arena includes a new exclusive weapon, the brain wave bomb, to ensure some highly explosive combat experiences.  The Bloodbath Arena DLC package will be available for download shortly after launch.

In addition to the Bloodbath Arena DLC, the Dead Island Special Edition will sport an exclusive piece of cover art and the blueprint for a special weapon, called the “Ripper”: A destructive combination of a baseball bat and a buzz saw that leaves attacking zombies battered and bleeding to death. Only players who pre-ordered this edition of the game will be able to craft this unique weapon and share it with friends.

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 customization 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 on the island, the player must rely on discovering and utilizing 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.

The Dead Island Special Edition is now available as an automatic upgrade for early preorder customers at GameStop stores nationwide for a limited time, while supplies last.

Official website: www.deadisland.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/deadislandgame

Twitter: http://twitter.com/deadislandgame


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