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Trailer for zombie videogame Dead Island is better than most movie previews

Feb. 18, 2011by: Dave Davis

UPDATE: Unsurprisingly, in the past two days this popular trailer for the DEAD ISLAND game has set off a Hollywood frenzy to turn it into a movie. Studios are reportedly fighting for the opportunity to make a feature using a similar MEMENTO structure as the trailer (even though the upcoming game does not implement this storytelling device).

February 16, 2011: If you're an avid gamer and/or a hardcore horror fan, this should have you salivating like a hungry ghoul (regardless of how many hours you've already sunk into the DEAD RISING or LEFT 4 DEAD games).

The action/survival videogame DEAD ISLAND finds players stranded at a vacation resort during an outbreak of the flesh-eating undead. The Romero-influenced "sandbox" game has been in the works for a while, but this rather ingenious teaser should have you scrambling to pre-order. Want NOW.

Extra Tidbit: Let's hope the gameplay matches the quality level of the trailer...
Source: IGNDeadline

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8:00AM on 02/21/2011
Great trailer. I am really interested in the game. So typical that they wanna make a movie about it now. One just have to fart into the depth of the internet and hollywood has 'a new idea'. To bad they don't have any ideas of their own.
Great trailer. I am really interested in the game. So typical that they wanna make a movie about it now. One just have to fart into the depth of the internet and hollywood has 'a new idea'. To bad they don't have any ideas of their own.
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5:13AM on 02/21/2011

double post

Ugh - Double post. Why can't I just delete this? *sigh*
Ugh - Double post. Why can't I just delete this? *sigh*
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5:10AM on 02/21/2011

movie

I hope whichever studio wins the bidding makes a good job of this. Also - it would be great if they keep on board some of the brains behind the trailer. Axis Animation in Glasgow, Scotland. [link]
I hope whichever studio wins the bidding makes a good job of this. Also - it would be great if they keep on board some of the brains behind the trailer. Axis Animation in Glasgow, Scotland. [link]
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5:13AM on 02/21/2011
I should have said brrrraaaaains behind the trailer.
I should have said brrrraaaaains behind the trailer.
11:27PM on 02/20/2011

Wow!!!

Probably the best trailer FOR A VIDEO GAME I've ever seen... AMAZING!!! Hope the game is even half as good as the trailer...
Probably the best trailer FOR A VIDEO GAME I've ever seen... AMAZING!!! Hope the game is even half as good as the trailer...
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2:49PM on 02/20/2011
I feel like I want to cry.
I feel like I want to cry.
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12:35PM on 02/20/2011
Neat trailer...may be good but the gameplay could be total shit like most games these days. The Update about Hollywood goes to show how desperate the movie studios are these days...poor Hollywood.
Neat trailer...may be good but the gameplay could be total shit like most games these days. The Update about Hollywood goes to show how desperate the movie studios are these days...poor Hollywood.
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1:09AM on 02/20/2011

Zombies....with heart!

Not to give undue credit, but after watching this trailer I wonder how much The Walking Dead's recent success affected its tone. If I can call a zombie-themed video game trailer beautiful, then well, that was fucking beautiful.
Not to give undue credit, but after watching this trailer I wonder how much The Walking Dead's recent success affected its tone. If I can call a zombie-themed video game trailer beautiful, then well, that was fucking beautiful.
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7:56PM on 02/19/2011

I don't get it.

Why does a zombie stop eating long enough to allow its prey to turn into one? Why don't they ever finish their meals?
Why does a zombie stop eating long enough to allow its prey to turn into one? Why don't they ever finish their meals?
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10:22PM on 02/19/2011
they kinda do, its usually the ones that get bitten and then get away that usually turn in to zombies, the ones who get overun and over powered usually become a dinner for a crowd of zombies.
they kinda do, its usually the ones that get bitten and then get away that usually turn in to zombies, the ones who get overun and over powered usually become a dinner for a crowd of zombies.
4:40PM on 02/19/2011
Wow what an incredible trailer!! So emotional for a zombie game!!
Wow what an incredible trailer!! So emotional for a zombie game!!
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2:55PM on 02/19/2011
I am hoping the game is as engaging as the trailer. If it is I will be a happy person. I love Left 4 Dead but you just don't have any emotional connection w the characters and I am not a fan of Dead Rising. So if its as good as the trailer I will lost countless hours of my life to this game.
I am hoping the game is as engaging as the trailer. If it is I will be a happy person. I love Left 4 Dead but you just don't have any emotional connection w the characters and I am not a fan of Dead Rising. So if its as good as the trailer I will lost countless hours of my life to this game.
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2:01PM on 02/19/2011
Damn! Have to wait till August to get my hands on this game.
Damn! Have to wait till August to get my hands on this game.
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12:47PM on 02/19/2011

YES YES YES

I'm salivating like a hungry ghoul
I'm salivating like a hungry ghoul
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12:38PM on 02/19/2011

Hey Ebert....

...is it art now?
...is it art now?
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1:43PM on 02/19/2011
Agreed. I'm not sure what his sample set was, but it must not have included:

1) Sephiroth killing Aerith in Final Fantasy VII.

2) The opening credits of Metal Gear Solid 2 - Sons of Liberty.

3) The majority of (gee, I don't know) Golgo 13, System Shock, Ultima VII, Knights of the Old Republic, Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, Splinter Cell 2 and beyond, Dead Space I and II, Red Dead Redemption, Mass Effect 2, Bioshock 1 and 2, Half Life 2, Portal, Assassin's Creed 1 and 2, Uncharted, etc...
Agreed. I'm not sure what his sample set was, but it must not have included:

1) Sephiroth killing Aerith in Final Fantasy VII.

2) The opening credits of Metal Gear Solid 2 - Sons of Liberty.

3) The majority of (gee, I don't know) Golgo 13, System Shock, Ultima VII, Knights of the Old Republic, Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, Splinter Cell 2 and beyond, Dead Space I and II, Red Dead Redemption, Mass Effect 2, Bioshock 1 and 2, Half Life 2, Portal, Assassin's Creed 1 and 2, Uncharted, etc...
12:24PM on 02/20/2011
Ummm...no. This is basically a short film, not a video game. I don't interact with this video. So yes, this is art. But it's not a video game.
Ummm...no. This is basically a short film, not a video game. I don't interact with this video. So yes, this is art. But it's not a video game.
10:39AM on 02/19/2011
"LIKE"
"LIKE"
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9:47AM on 02/19/2011

Holy fuck.

Sign me up. That seriously just wrecked me. I'm going to go hug my daughter now.
Sign me up. That seriously just wrecked me. I'm going to go hug my daughter now.
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6:59AM on 02/19/2011
The trailer rocks! Too bad that I am a too much of a coward to play horror shooters. But I always love their graphics and atmosphere.
The trailer rocks! Too bad that I am a too much of a coward to play horror shooters. But I always love their graphics and atmosphere.
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5:27AM on 02/19/2011

Definitely gets a Green

That was POWERFUL.
That was POWERFUL.
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1:01AM on 02/19/2011
The update made me rofl. They know nothing of the story, but positive response to a trailer that gives little away is worthy of a flick. What they shouldve learned is how to make a trailer that gets people interested in your product. Just saying.
The update made me rofl. They know nothing of the story, but positive response to a trailer that gives little away is worthy of a flick. What they shouldve learned is how to make a trailer that gets people interested in your product. Just saying.
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12:10AM on 02/19/2011
Now this....looks WAY better than Jurassic Park! hahahah, true story.
Now this....looks WAY better than Jurassic Park! hahahah, true story.
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8:30PM on 02/18/2011
Just fucking bravo!... screw the video game, I want to see this movie. They should accompany the game with a movie, like how Dead Space did.
Just fucking bravo!... screw the video game, I want to see this movie. They should accompany the game with a movie, like how Dead Space did.
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2:21PM on 02/18/2011
THIS WAS AWESOME!
THIS WAS AWESOME!
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6:49PM on 02/17/2011
That was pretty damn ingenious. I just hope the game is better than, or at least as good as, this trailer was.
That was pretty damn ingenious. I just hope the game is better than, or at least as good as, this trailer was.
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3:17PM on 02/17/2011

this trailer

deserves an oscar.
deserves an oscar.
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5:10AM on 02/19/2011
Sir, You beat me too it. WOW This was amazing.
Sir, You beat me too it. WOW This was amazing.
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3:00PM on 02/17/2011
Videogame trailers are so awesome, they really should make movies with that quality. However a great trailer doesn't make a great game. The Star Wars: Old Republic trailer is amazing too, but the actual game doesn't look nearly as exciting.
Videogame trailers are so awesome, they really should make movies with that quality. However a great trailer doesn't make a great game. The Star Wars: Old Republic trailer is amazing too, but the actual game doesn't look nearly as exciting.
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12:50PM on 02/17/2011
Believe it or not this game has been in development since the last months of 2007, so almost three years and a few months later, gotta be a great history behind..
Believe it or not this game has been in development since the last months of 2007, so almost three years and a few months later, gotta be a great history behind..
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12:43PM on 02/17/2011

Wow powerful!

it actually made me sad and those arent even real people! great storytelling.
it actually made me sad and those arent even real people! great storytelling.
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12:35PM on 02/17/2011

very fucking sad

suck on this George Romero
suck on this George Romero
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12:30PM on 02/17/2011
I don't play videogames and I know I won't be playing this game but I can appreciate a well put together trailer. I only wish this was a movie and not a game.
I don't play videogames and I know I won't be playing this game but I can appreciate a well put together trailer. I only wish this was a movie and not a game.
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12:07PM on 02/17/2011

Looks great

the trailer shows a commitment to finding some depth to the premise. If you've got that, it makes everything else easier. Looking forward to it. And loved the multiple ways it invoked LOST.
the trailer shows a commitment to finding some depth to the premise. If you've got that, it makes everything else easier. Looking forward to it. And loved the multiple ways it invoked LOST.
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10:06AM on 02/17/2011

Better than a game trailer deserves to be!

Wow even as a trailer, it's better looking than maybe 100% of the zombies movies from the past decade. It made a guy in khaki shorts and a faux-hawk look cool.
Wow even as a trailer, it's better looking than maybe 100% of the zombies movies from the past decade. It made a guy in khaki shorts and a faux-hawk look cool.
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9:58AM on 02/17/2011

Beautiful

Absolutely sublime. Spot on. Whoever made this needs a huge pat on the back and a raise.
Absolutely sublime. Spot on. Whoever made this needs a huge pat on the back and a raise.
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8:50AM on 02/17/2011

OMFG!

I never use that, err, phrase? word? Whatever... The important thing is, THAT WAS BEAUTIFULLY EPIC!!!!!!! The music is absolutely gorgeous (Lost-esque), and yes, this beats about 75% of movie trailers!!! Let's hope the game lives up to this!!
I never use that, err, phrase? word? Whatever... The important thing is, THAT WAS BEAUTIFULLY EPIC!!!!!!! The music is absolutely gorgeous (Lost-esque), and yes, this beats about 75% of movie trailers!!! Let's hope the game lives up to this!!
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8:53AM on 02/19/2011
Absolutely! Definitely "Lost-esque".
Absolutely! Definitely "Lost-esque".
8:31AM on 02/17/2011

nice but...

I just want a Walking Dead videogame
I just want a Walking Dead videogame
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4:09AM on 02/17/2011

Wow....

That actually made me tear up a little bit. Powerful!
That actually made me tear up a little bit. Powerful!
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7:35AM on 02/17/2011
Me too! Damn!
Me too! Damn!
5:07AM on 02/19/2011
Me Three.
Damn Damn.
Me Three.
Damn Damn.
1:46AM on 02/17/2011

Bravo

That was pretty powerful stuff. Well done.
That was pretty powerful stuff. Well done.
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12:24AM on 02/17/2011
gnizama saw tahT
gnizama saw tahT
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12:01AM on 02/17/2011
Irreversible-lite. Still, pretty well-done for a videogame trailer.
Irreversible-lite. Still, pretty well-done for a videogame trailer.
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11:40PM on 02/16/2011

Dead Island Mad World mashup

Saw this on Ice T's twitter.

[link]p/u/6/FQBJZhK5rp8
Saw this on Ice T's twitter.

[link]p/u/6/FQBJZhK5rp8
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11:25PM on 02/16/2011

Saw this earlier today

That it looked amazing. It'll be refreshing to see a zombie game thats more geared toward the survival aspect than the gun them all down part. I'll definitely be keeping an eye on this one.
That it looked amazing. It'll be refreshing to see a zombie game thats more geared toward the survival aspect than the gun them all down part. I'll definitely be keeping an eye on this one.
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12:30AM on 02/17/2011
Thats what I'm writing... woot!
Thats what I'm writing... woot!
11:23PM on 02/16/2011
Well if they're not gonna make anymore good zombie flicks i'll take a badass video game
Well if they're not gonna make anymore good zombie flicks i'll take a badass video game
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11:21PM on 02/16/2011
This was fantastic. I'm not one for playing video games, but I would definitely play this one. If only this much dedication went into movie trailers, they'd be a lot better. The [link] style was greatly used.

Does anyone know the score that was used? Would greatly appreciate it.
This was fantastic. I'm not one for playing video games, but I would definitely play this one. If only this much dedication went into movie trailers, they'd be a lot better. The [link] style was greatly used.

Does anyone know the score that was used? Would greatly appreciate it.
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11:21PM on 02/16/2011

whoah

that was awesome. will never buy it (zombie games freak the crap out of me). but that was an incredibly well put together teaser.
that was awesome. will never buy it (zombie games freak the crap out of me). but that was an incredibly well put together teaser.
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