Two Dead Island games are heading to the Xbox One and PS4, along with a new endless-runner title.
Dead Island takes the bleak zombie-apocalypse motif and flips it on its head, as survivors fight off the undead amidst a bright tropical island resort. Apart from a few technical problems, Dead Island and the stand-alone expansion Dead Island: Riptide were met with positive reception, opposed to the Fatshark-developed spin-off title Escape Dead Island, which received generally negative feedback. A sequel is currently in “development hell”, as Dead Island 2 was in development by Yager, but has since been moved to an unnamed studio.
An early Best Buy listing hinted at next-gen versions of Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide due to release this year; publisher Deep Silver later confirmed that both titles would receive console-exclusive remastered versions for Xbox One and PS4 as a collection. Officially revealed with its own trailer, Dead Island: Definitive Collection includes remastered versions of the original game, the Riptide expansion, and a new 16-bit endless-runner Dead Island Retro Rampage; the Definitive Collection leaves out both Escape Dead Island and the PC-exclusive Dead Island Epidemic.
Dead Island: Definitive Collection will release this Summer for $39.99 on PS4 and Xbox One.