Dead Island Epidemic Announced

Deep Silver announces Dead Island: Epidemic, a new MOBA based on Techland's zombie series they jokingly call a ZOMBA (Zombie Online Multiplayer Battle Arena). The Dead Island Epidemic website is accepting newsletter signups, and they promise additional details at Gamescom. In the meantime, here's what they say:
Larkspur, Calif. – August 7, 2013 - Deep Silver today announced Dead Island: Epidemic, a new ZOMBA (Zombie Online Multiplayer Battle Arena) game set in the ever-expanding Dead Island universe. Dead Island: Epidemic will pit three teams of players against each other in a desperate fight for survival. Dead Island: Epidemic is a Free-to-Play PC title that will feature all the trademark elements that are part of a Dead Island experience.
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Re: Dead Island Epidemic Announced
Aug 8, 2013, 11:08
Verno
 
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Re: Dead Island Epidemic Announced Aug 8, 2013, 11:08
Aug 8, 2013, 11:08
 Verno
 
I have no clue what to make of this, it just sounds strange.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 8, 2013, 10:12
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Aug 8, 2013, 10:12
 
And that's what I meant, it's just that there aren't really that many decent zombie games so while there may be a lot of zombie games, only very few are worth playing.... ;p But yes, Dead Rising has a place there, nearly forgot that.
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Aug 8, 2013, 09:40
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Aug 8, 2013, 09:40
 
Well this will just add to the pile of crap on steam based around zombies, by your def ere4s3r. While I'd put Dead rising on your list way before dead island for decent zombie games, and there's a few indies that have been a blast. NOBODY was asking for another MOBA game, let alone one based around zombies.
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Aug 8, 2013, 04:49
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Aug 8, 2013, 04:49
 
Kitkoan wrote on Aug 7, 2013, 23:49:
KataSteel wrote on Aug 7, 2013, 22:34:
Huh?
There are barely any zombie games for pc.

Your joking right?

***long list***

And this is just the last 2 years.

State of Decay isn't OUT FOR PC (yet) and aside from The Walking Dead (video game) and DayZ everything else in that list is not even remotely like Dead Island....

There have been *2* decent story driven / survival RPG \ zombie games on PC the past 5 years
Dead Island (Riptide is just more of the same)
Walking Dead (Episodic)


And 1 half decent MP zombie experience
DayZ (Not even finished)

So while you are correct that there are plenty of zombie games in general. There aren't plenty of zombie games like, or better than, Dead Island/Walking Dead

And that's how it is. There is a lot of crap on Steam when comes to zombies, but we don't have The Last of Us. We have.. nothing. There is an empty gaping hole where a game like "State of Decay" or "The Last of Us" with way higher PC focused production values should be.
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Aug 8, 2013, 04:48
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I'm really not into FPS anymore, assuming this will be another one.
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Aug 7, 2013, 23:54
Fion
 
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Aug 7, 2013, 23:54
 Fion
 
Left 4 Dead games a huge disappointment?

Blasphemy!

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Re: Dead Island Epidemic Announced
Aug 7, 2013, 23:53
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Re: Dead Island Epidemic Announced Aug 7, 2013, 23:53
Aug 7, 2013, 23:53
 
Asymmetric battle sounds kind of cool though. 3 teams? One of my favorite Team Fortress Classic maps was some bloodball(i think), with 4 teams duking it out for control of the ball. It was crazy chaos and the fronts shifted constantly. Wouldn't mind seeing someone try it again.

And honestly it sounds like with the grindy gameplay of the first two Dead Islands they were just warming up for a F2P effort anyway.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 7, 2013, 23:49
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Aug 7, 2013, 23:49
 
KataSteel wrote on Aug 7, 2013, 22:34:
Huh?
There are barely any zombie games for pc.

Your joking right?

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct
Dead Island: Riptide
State of Decay
Survivor FPS
The Walking Dead (video game)
DayZ
Infestation: Survivor Stories
Atom Zombie Smasher
All Zombies Must Die!
Dead Block
Dead Island
Trapped Dead
Alien Zombie Megadeath
Containment: The Zombie Puzzler
Dead Horde
Nation Red
Organ Trail
Plants Vs Zombies

And this is just the last 2 years.
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Re: Dead Island Epidemic Announced
Aug 7, 2013, 23:20
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Aug 7, 2013, 23:20
 
" will feature all the trademark elements that are part of a Dead Island experience."

Terrible animations, repetitive unimaginative grinding gameplay, general low quality feel...?

Dead Island was OK in 4 player coop for a few hours, but it got stale really fast.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 7, 2013, 22:34
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Aug 7, 2013, 22:34
 
Huh?
There are barely any zombie games for pc.
And even fewer good ones.
The Left for Dead games were a huge disappointment.
Then there is dead island and resident evil.

Don't tell me, you probably want more death match fps's...

Although I like the Dead island games I would not play this as I'm not in to MOBA games.

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Re: Dead Island Epidemic Announced
Aug 7, 2013, 22:30
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Aug 7, 2013, 22:30
 
Oh look, another F2P I look forward to never playing. Keep up the great work you shit wads!
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Re: Dead Island Epidemic Announced
Aug 7, 2013, 22:20
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Aug 7, 2013, 22:20
 
A cash in after their reskin game? Sure, why not.

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Aug 7, 2013, 22:03
Rigs
 
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Aug 7, 2013, 22:03
 Rigs
 
Fuuuuuck me...You'd think they'd fix what they started in one genre before jumping to another one...

And enough with fucking zombie shit already!


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Re: Dead Island Epidemic Announced
Aug 7, 2013, 21:21
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Aug 7, 2013, 21:21
 
Not playing unless there are collectible hats/cards.
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Re: Dead Island Epidemic Announced
Aug 7, 2013, 21:19
Cutter
 
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Aug 7, 2013, 21:19
 Cutter
 
Cereal? The shark has long jumped both these genres thanks.
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