We normally frown on pre-announcement announcements, but Deep Silver’s Dead Island: Epidemic announcement actually has more than “we’ll tell you about our new game soon.” A little more than that, anyway.
Apparently, Dead Island: Epidemic – the latest in the zombie-bashing series – will be a free-to-play online title pitting three teams against each other “in a desperate fight for survival.” Oh yes, and they’re calling it a ZOMBA – Zombie Online Multiplayer Battle Arena. Cough.
On the plus side, it’ll apparently have “all the trademark elements that are part of a Dead Island experience.” I’m sorta hoping that means first-person zombie-smashing, crafting, and the like, because ZOMBA makes me worry that it might actually be a top-down MOBA-like.
More will be revealed at Gamescom. You can have a look at the official site, currently featuring nothing more than an animated splash screen and a newsletter sign-up link, here.Related to this article
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.