Dead Island Has 4-Player Co-op, 20 to 30 Hours of Gameplay

Dead Island, the game whose trailer spread across the internet much like a zombie apocalypse would infect the world, has a lot of new details via Game Pro magazine.

The game takes place on Royal Palms resort.  I’d say some of the more exciting aspects of the game are that it is an open-world game, allowing you to go through the island’s many quests as you see fit, and that there is an instant drop-in four-player co-op system. The development team, Techland, also boasts that the game has 20 to 30 hours of gameplay, which is very good. There’s also no doubt there will be some DLC in the works, since the game is looking like it will be successful just based on the reactions from their first trailer.

The core gameplay seems to be based around rescuing survivors, and opening up safe-havens for them to stay alive in during the zombie infestation. Once they are rescued, they might even give you new objectives. Get this, there will even be vehicles in the game that will give you quick access to the different locales on the island, as well as a great way to transport the survivors. You will have to find weapons, and can even create weapons such as a knife + plastic explosives that can stick to zombies once thrown. It doesn’t sound like they’re going for the ridiculous Dead Rising weapon creation system though; so chainsaw motorcycles probably won’t make the cut. One other thing to note about the weapons is that they will degrade over time, though it is possible to repair them. Interestingly, there will be an RPG-like skill-tree system that allows you to upgrade certain survival skills.

If you’d like to know about the story of Dead Island, you can head over to Game Pro’s website to see their write-up on the game.

The trailer can be seen here, for anyone who missed it.

The game is being developed by Techland, and will be published by Deep Silver possibly sometime in 2011 for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

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