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Dead Island: Game of the Year Edition is breaking out on June 26th

Deep Silver today announced the upcoming release of the Game of the Year Edition for the award-winning game Dead Island.

Originally released in September of 2011, Dead Island was named Gamecritics.com’s 2011 Game of the Year and received multiple Editors’ Choice awards. Dead Island quickly became a fan favorite, topping the charts of #1 best-selling games worldwide during its launch and going on to delight over 3 million zombie lovers across the globe. This new edition gives players who are yet to experience the beautiful terror of Dead Island a version packed with content: including the Bloodbath Arena mode, the Ryder White’s Campaign single-player story arc and the blueprint for the highly-coveted Ripper weapon mod.

“There’s nothing more satisfying than gracefully tossing a normal, inconspicuous looking kitchen knife at some foul creature and bringing complete decapitation to their world,” mused Aubrey Norris, Deep Silver’s Manager of Suspicious Radio Voices, while wearing a smooth velvet smoking jacket and pouring a glass of some questionable-looking red substance on the rocks.  “By unleashing – I mean, releasing– the Dead Island Game of the Year Edition upon the world, we feel that we are doing our part to empower the world with the ultimate survival tutorial.  At Deep Silver, ladies and gentlemen, We. Make. SURVIVORS. *thunderclap*”


About Ryder White’s Campaign

Offering a new unique perspective into the main story of Dead Island, the player will play as Ryder White, the main game’s antagonist.  Ryder White’s Campaign offers players the chance to learn more about his motivations and why, from his point of view, he did what he had to do, showing him both as a military man and a loving husband in a fresh take on the Dead Island story. The campaign includes a single player story arc with several hours of gameplay as well as two blueprints and weapons to further expand the already impressive arsenal of Dead Island.

About Bloodbath Arena

In Bloodbath Arena four different arenas offer new challenges that can be played alone or in coop mode. It’s a desperate fight for survival where waves after waves of unrelenting zombies attack, one more gruesome than the next! What’s more, characters can loot experience points and items and bring them over to the campaign mode as well as compare their skills in zombie elimination in the arena’s leaderboards.

The Dead Island – Game of the Year Edition will be released for the PlayStation 3 system, the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC on June 26th, 2012 for a suggested retail price of $29.99.  It is rated M for Mature by the ESRB.

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