Dead Island trailer makes a splash
There’s an awful lot of effort going into games trailers these days. Take the preview for Dead Island. The game hasn’t even got a definite release date – there are rumours of August – but already Deep Silver has put out what could be the most disturbing trailer I’ve ever seen. It’s been stuck in my head since last week when I watched it.
Dead Island, for those of you unfamiliar with the game, is an open world horror game, set on the fictional tropical island of Banoi. Fancy a family holiday? This one comes with a side order of zombies and some 18-rated video game violence. Fast-moving zombies, in beachwear.
“Paradise to die for.”
I’m not exactly squeamish (OK, maybe a little, I’m dealing with it) but this trailer really got to me.
I’m not sure if it’s the little girl in it, the fact that I have a morbid fear of zombies (show me a sensible person who doesn’t) or the excellent use of the music. I think it might have been the ending to it that gave it it the general “what the hell was that?” factor. If you haven’t seen it yet, I won’t give it away.
If the game even lives up to half of what the trailer promises, this could possibly beat Dead Space 2 for me. However, it should be noted that it’s a cinematic trailer, not actual gameplay footage. And it’s not as if it is unheard of for a game to look great, and fail to deliver.
See for yourself.