Deep Silver Announces “Dead Island Riptide”

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Best-selling zombie horror franchise walks again

Wednesday 6th June 2012 – Hampshire, UK/..  Deep Silver today announced the development of a new entry to the Dead Island™ franchise.

The next battle between life and death will be waged in Dead Island Riptide and is currently in full development by Techland for consoles & PCs.  An extensive reveal of its’ thrilling new perils is planned for later this summer.

For more information, visit one of the following official Dead Island portals:
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Deep Silver launches Christmas calendar for Dead Island soon !

Deep Silver invites all zombie fans to check out Dead Island’s exclusive Christmas Calendar for some great prizes, fresh materials and a special Xmas surprise

30th November 2011 – Hampshire, UK/… Deep Silver today announced a special Christmas surprise for all fans of Dead Island. On December 1st, 2011, a special Dead Island themed Christmas calendar will open its doors. Each day a new surprise will await the visitor – through a series of contests participants can explore the world of Dead Island, putting their knowledge of both the game and international zombie lore in general to the test.

If the visitors take part in a special contest each Sunday in December they will not only be able to win exclusive prizes like one of a kind Dead Island themed airbrushed consoles, a hand-picked collection of the finest zombie movie classics on Blu-ray, a 46 inch 3D-HDTV from Sony or extraordinary books for lovers of zombie horror. They will also be able to earn helpful clues for the competition finale that will take place on December 25th, 2011. On this day the grand prize drawing will take place, where participants can win a one week trip to a tropical island for two people to the value of 6,000 US$.

The Dead Island Christmas Calendar 2011 will be available starting December 1st through December 25th, 2011 at

Dead Island Bloodbath Arena DLC release date announced

Bloodbath Arena, the first downloadable content for zombie kill ’em up Dead Island, launches on 22nd November.

It goes live on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. In Europe, the DLC launches on PS3 on Wednesday 23rd.

Bloodbath Arena is a wave-based mode that includes four different arenas for single-player and co-op play.

It adds a new weapon, the brain wave bomb, and implements a new leaderboard. Experience points and items looted in Bloodbath Arena can be carried into the campaign mode.

Dead Island gets PC patch 1.3

Following a Dead Island PC patch last week, which addressed issues such as random freezing and corrupt save games, patch 1.3 has been released for the game on Steam.

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Here’s the full change list (via Eurogamer):

Gameplay improvements

  • Level cap raised to 60
  • New blueprints for weapon mods added
  • Infected damage reduced
  • Infected no longer interrupt player attacks
  • A series of improvements to subsequent playthroughs implemented: quest XP rewards adjusted, XP rewards for challenges adjusted, XP awarded for all quests completed in co-op
  • Purna’s ammo carrying capacity increased by 50%
  • Character state from a save game can now be loaded when using the Start from Chapter option
  • New balancing option added: enemy levels can now be adjusted independently for each co-op player
  • Players respawn with more health
  • Lock pick skill level required to open a lock is now clearly indicated
  • Improved rewards in weapon crates
  • All weapon crates now contain rewards

Fixes and interface improvements

  • Fix: players are no longer left without a weapon after dropping the equipped item and healing with a medkit.
  • Fix: equipped items no longer swap mysteriously after drinking an energy drink
  • Tweak: healing with medkits from inventory works better, makes smarter choices of medkits
  • Fix: loot from dead enemies is now always identical for all co-op players
  • Fix: Purna no longer finishes her Fury with fists equipped
  • Fix: map tracking after death
  • Fix: zone info in the quarantine zone (City of Moresby)
  • Tweak: respawn point selection is now smarter


  • Improved stability and network performance in co-op
  • V-sync option added
  • Quest and reward fixes implemented

News: Dead Island gets PC patch 1.3

Dead Island retains UK number one for second week

Techland’s Dead Island has maintained its leadership of the UK’s sales chart, with the only new entry this week coming from Sony’s God of War HD Collection Volume II at 35th.

An otherwise relatively static chart sees Resistance 3 trade places with Driver to take third, depsite being outsold in the PS3 only chart by Dead Island – which increased its PS3 sales from 29 per cent of the total to 47 per cent. Dead Island has now sold more in two weeks at market than any other Deep Silver game has in its entire lifetime.

Space Marine retains second place despite a drop in sales of 52 per cent. The only top ten titles to see sales figures rise are the two LEGO titles, Pirates of the Caribbean and Harry Potter.

Last Week This Week Title
1 1 Dead Island
2 2 Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
4 3 Resistance 3
3 4 Driver: San Francisco
5 5 Deus Ex: Human Revolution
6 6 Zumba Fitness
8 7 LEGO Pirates Of The Caribbean
7 8 Rugby World Cup 2011
15 9 LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1 – 4
11 10 Cars 2
Re-entry 11 Red Faction: Armageddon
Re-entry 12 Wii Sports Resort
9 13 Star Fox 3D
Re-entry 14 EA Sports Active 2
16 15 The Sims 3
13 16 Call of Duty: Black Ops
10 17 Gran Turismo 5
New entry 18 Rise of Nightmares
14 19 FIFA 11
20 20 Just Dance 2

Driver San Francisco is the Best Game No One is Talking About

Driver: San Francisco

I should have been playing more Gears of War 3 Friday night. I had an early copy. But I tried Driver: San Francisco.

I should have been playing Gears of War 3 most of Saturday afternoon, but I felt the irrepressible urge to do something else: play more Driver: San Francisco.

I got some Gears in yesterday, but I was late to work this morning. My excuse? I was finishing the storyline campaign of Driver: San Francisco.

I never played a Driver before. I’m not even much of a racing game fan. Those are no hurdles for a fantastic game like this. Let me tell you about my favorite surprise game (so far) of 2011, the one I didn’t think could be so much fun… my own personal Dead Island, Driver: San Francisco.

It feels like nothing else

My old writing buddy N’Gai Croal accuses me of having an “innovation bias.” Well, yeah. I’ve been playing games for a couple of decades. If a new one can surprise me—if it can empower me to do something I don’t feel like I’ve done before—I’m impressed.

Driver San Francisco is the Best Game No One is Talking About

Driver: SF has me doing something I haven’t done in games before. Specifically: while racing through a virtual San Francisco in at Aston Martin at 150 miles per hour, in pursuit of a criminal getaway car 10 yards ahead of me, I can tap a button and suddenly be watching this chase from the clouds above. I may then spot an SUV driving in the opposite direction, tag it with a tap of a controller button, suddenly be driving behind the wheel of that SUV…. then take this new vehicle, cross the median and smash it headlong into that criminal getaway car as my original car whizzes by behind it on some sort of ghostly cruise control.

You are possessing cars (like a ghost!)….

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Driver San Francisco is the Best Game No One is Talking About.

Deep Silver’s Dead Island ships more than 2 million units worldwide

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Deep Silver’s new zombie IP tops the charts in North America, UK and other European territories

15th September, 2011 – Hampshire, UK/… Dead Island, the award-winning zombie action game published by Deep Silver on September 6th in North America and on September 9th in the rest of the world (except Japan), has secured Number 1 chart position in several important territories across the world.

By the end of the week Deep Silver will have shipped around 2 million units of Dead Island globally in its first week of availability. Dead Island was an instant success with the game topping the North American retail charts, reaching the coveted number 1 position with reorders from retail already in process. In the UK, Dead Island ranked number 1 in the all formats chart last week and is also leading the all formats charts in France and Spain, console and PC charts in the Netherlands, Switzerland and Austria and Xbox 360 charts in Italy. The game has enjoyed similar successes on high chart positions in other territories worldwide. In addition, the PC version of Dead Island has topped the chart for the ten globally bestselling games last week on Steam.

Dead Island has constantly gathered a considerable following across all media all over the world since its announcement with a spectacular video in February 2011, a trailer that surprised the masses everywhere and became an internet phenomenon.

“Our new IP Dead Island has already proven to be a huge success on a global scale for Deep Silver only one week after its release in North America.” says Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Koch Media. “With Dead Island a number 1 in several important retail territories, this success has also confirmed our standing as a global publisher and has once again proven our position as Europe’s No. 1 retail distributor.”

Chart positions in week 36:
UK:          GfK Chart track
Number 1 in all formats chart
Number 1 in Xbox 360 chart
Number 2 in PlayStation 3 chart
Number 2 in PC chart
France:     GfK Leader Panel
Number 1 in all formats chart
Number 1 in Xbox 360 chart (Retail and Day 1 Edition combined)
Number 1 in PlayStation 3 chart (Retail and Day 1 Edition combined)
Austria:    Media Control
Number 1 in all formats chart
Number 1 in Xbox 360 chart
Number 1 in PlayStation 3 chart
Spain:      GfK
Number 1 in all formats chart
Number 1 in Xbox 360 chart
Number 1 in PlayStation 3 chart
Number 1 in Xbox 360 chart
Number 2 in PlayStation 3 chart
Number 1 in PC chart
Number 1 in PlayStation 3 chart
Number 1 in PC chart
Number 1 in Xbox 360 chart
Number 2 in PlayStation 3 chart
Number 1 in PC chart
Number 1 in Xbox 360 chart
Number 2 in PlayStation 3 chart

About Dead Island
Dead Island™, the gruesome zombie action game with RPG elements by renowned developer Techland, combines first-person action with a heavy focus on melee combat, character development and customisation of a vast array of weapons. All of these gameplay features are presented in a dark story inspired by classic zombie movies with a gritty and engrossing campaign that can be played with up to four players in co-op mode.

Set in an open world tropical island, hordes of different festering zombies await players around every corner while they embark on a variety of thrilling missions through the holiday resort. With firearms and ammunition being scarce the player must rely on discovering and utilising items as weapons for self-defense and fighting off zombie hordes in intense melee combat. A diverse range of items can be collected and will later serve to transform the player’s ordinary makeshift weapons into serious instruments of destruction.

Dead Island was released worldwide for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC.

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