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Deep Silver Announce Dead Island Definitive Edition for Xbox One, PS4 and PC

Deep Silver today announced that from May 31st, 2016 players will once more be able to revisit the iconic bone-crunching terror of the original zombie-slaying smash hit Dead Island and Dead: Island Riptide as Dead Island Definitive Edition arrives for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Featuring fully remastered and greatly improved versions of the series’ first two instalments, get ready for the ultimate Dead Island experience.

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Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide have been completely overhauled utilising Techland‘s next gen engine, adding significant visual and performance upgrades, whilst introducing cutting edge current-generation graphical effects:

Higher Quality Textures
The games textures have been redone in a higher resolution and the level of quality has been improved across the board

Photorealistic new lighting system
The lighting system in the game has been vastly improved, providing a much more realistic look, enhancing the stunning tropical setting

Physically based shading
The introduction of new physically based shading techniques due to the latest iteration of the Chrome Engine means a higher quality look to the game models and objects as they react in a more realistic way to various lighting conditions

Image quality enhancements via anti-aliasing
The addition of more sophisticated anti-aliasing means that console players can now experience Dead Island without unsightly “jaggies“ – meaning a much cleaner look throughout

Improved-quality game models and geometry assets
All major geometry assets (for example: NPCs and character models) highlight a marked quality increase

HBAO and motion blur effects
The introduction of Horizon-based Ambient Occlusion adds an extra layer of depth and realism to the world

Through a better implementation of object shadows, while the all-new motion blur effects will provide a much more cinematic feel to the game experience.

Updated game UI
Providing a more consistent look between both Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide. Increase to equal quality level for seamless game experience.

The Current-gen Console Experience
The Dead Island Redux Collection will also of course, take advantage of the latest console features such as Online 4 Player Co-op, PS Vita Remote-Play (PS4), Share-Play (PS4), streaming and recording

Power Fists Power-up
And last but not least, The fan favourite unofficial PC mod will also now be added to both products. Punch your way through the mayhem with the craziest power-up ever!

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As if that wasn’t enough Deep Silver have also added a brand new side-scrolling/endless runner action game entitled Dead Island Retro Revenge!

Features at a glance:

  • Retro look meets melee-based combat
  • Featuring leaderboards, achievements and plenty of depth
  • Game mechanics include power-ups, super attacks and a combo system

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Dead Island Definitive Collection is a compilation containing Dead Island Definitive Edition, Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition and also includes for free Dead Island Retro Revenge!. It will be available at retail and digital for a suggested price of $39.99/€39.99/£29.99.

Available at the same time, Dead Island Definitive Edition, and Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition will each be available separately and as a digital download for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC at suggested a price of $19.99/€19.99/£14.99

Dead Island Definitive Edition, Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition, plus the compilation Dead Island Definitive Collection are scheduled for release May 31st 2016 on Xbox One, PlayStation, and Windows PC.

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Dan has been gaming for nearly 30 years and has survived everything from Nuclear Fallouts to Zombie Outbreaks but his main love is Survival Horror and don't we all know it. Favourite games include Resident Evil and Grand Theft Auto, he can be regularly found cruising the streets of Vice City listening to the classics.

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