Dead Island Definitive Collection Coming May 31st, 2016


It’s no secret that I love zombie games. I usually make it a point to check out any new zombie related titles when they’re released, even if they might not be all that great. That’s however not the case when it comes to the Dead Island series. These were some of the best zombie related titles out on 360/PS3/PC.

If you never had a chance to check them out, hold off until May 31st, 2016 because Deep Silver will be releasing the Dead Island Definitive Collection. This collection will include both Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide along with Dead Island Retro Revenge all in one package and all for only $39.99. That’s a heck of a deal for 3 games and all their respective DLC’s.

Note: Obviously game is for mature audiences due to blood, decapitation, limbs falling off, and other zombie related things. If you have kids, think about playing this at night when they go to bed or you’ll be hearing a knocking at your bedroom door. 

Press Release

Larkspur, Calif. – March 3, 2016 – Deep Silver are bringing the iconic bone-crunching, skull-smashing, limb-breaking, blood-drenching Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide to next-generation consoles. Featuring fully remastered and greatly enhanced versions of both Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide, the Definitive Collection is set to deliver the ultimate Dead Island experience.

The rebuilding of both Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide on Techland‘s next gen horror engine brings with it a significant visual & performance overhaul, introducing next-generation graphical effects:

Higher Quality Textures
Game textures have been redone in a higher resolution and the level of quality has been improved across the board

Photorealistic new lighting system
The lighting system in the game has been vastly improved, providing a much more realistic look to the beautiful sunny tropical setting

Physically based shading
The introduction of new physically based shading techniques due to the latest iteration of the Chrome Engine means a higher quality look to the game models and objects as they react in a more realistic way to various lighting conditions

Image quality enhancements via anti-aliasing
The addition of more sophisticated anti-aliasing means that console players can now experience Dead Island without unsightly “jaggies“ – meaning a much cleaner look throughout

Improved-quality game models and geometry assets
All major geometry assets (for example: NPCs and character models) highlight a marked quality increase

HBAO and motion blur effects
The introduction of Horizon-based Ambient Occlusion adds an extra layer of depth and realism to the world. Through a better implementation of object shadows, while the all-new motion blur effects will provide a much more cinematic feel to the game experience

Updated game UI
Providing a more consistent look between both Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide. Increase to equal quality level for seamless game experience

The Current-gen Console Experience
The Dead Island Definitive Collection will also of course take advantage of the latest console features such as Online 4 Player Co-op, PS®Vita Remote-Play (PS4™), Share-Play (PS4™), streaming and recording

Power Fists Power-up
And last but not least, the fan favorite unofficial PC mod will also now be added to both products. Punch your way through the mayhem with craziest power-up, ever

Making its debut and added into the mix of flesh-rending zombie chaos is a new gem: A classic side-scrolling/endless runner action game Dead Island Retro Revenge.

Features at a glance:
· Retro look meets melee-based combat
· Featuring leaderboards, achievements and plenty of depth
· Game mechanics include power-ups, super attacks and a combo system

Dead Island Definitive Collection is a compilation containing Dead Island Definitive Edition, and Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition and will be available at retail and digital for a suggested price of $39.99. In addition, Dead Island Retro Revenge will be included in the retail version of Dead Island Definitive Collection for free.

Available at the same time, Dead Island Definitive Edition, and Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition will each be available separately and as digital downloads for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system at suggested a price of $19.99.

All three titles, Dead Island Definitive Edition, Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition plus the compilation Dead Island Definitive Collection are scheduled for release May 31st 2016 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

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