Dead Island News (PS3)

Deep Silver "don't really have a desire" to be triple-A publisher

Posted: 10.04.2013 by Technet2k

Comments: 10
Dead Island publisher Deep Silver, new owners of Volition and the Saints Row IP, have described themselves as a "small, guerrilla tactics company," with COO Geoff Mulligan adding they 'don't want to go triple-A'.

Mulligan jokes that they're "much better than the Activisions, EAs, and Ubisofts" out there because, while they may be valued at billions, Deep Silver "make money." They also acquired Metro: Last Light.

Dead Island: Riptide "still connected to the original experience"

Posted: 15.03.2013 by Technet2k

Comments: 5
We get into a chat with creative producer Alex Toplansky for Dead Island: Riptide and ask about the upcoming new island full of shuffling undead. Riptide isn't a sequel, he says, so there's no 'reinventing the wheel'.

The team want to be clear that fans are getting "more of the core gameplay" they enjoyed in the original Dead Island, but they did want to "add a lot of original stuff," so we get a whole new island.

Techland "really confused" that Dead Island is banned in Germany

Posted: 29.11.2012 by Technet2k

Comments: 26
Producer Sebastian Reichert for Techland's Dead Island: Riptide is trying to understand why their game is banhammered in Germany, when other violent action titles sail on through to retail.

Under Germany law if enemies are "human-like then you have a problem," said Reichert. Zombies are of course former humans, and hacking at them post-death is "mutilation of corpses." Big no-no.

Deep Silver: "Family" trailer didn't sell Dead Island, co-op did

Posted: 13.08.2012 by JonahFalcon

Comments: 1
The somewhat controversial, heavily emotional "Family" trailer for Dead Island caused a great deal of reaction and discussion when the video was released, but according to Deep Silver executive producer Guido Eickmeyer, it ultimately did not help the game garner 4M sales across three platforms.

Instead, he states, it was the co-op gameplay.

LEGO Batman 2 continues fighting crime atop UK chart

Posted: 16.07.2012 by Technet2k

Comments: 1
For its fourth consecutive week, Traveller's Tales' LEGO Batman 2 has fended off would-be usurpers of the all format chart throne, though sales have dropped 18% more since the week before.

Still a dip in unit sales isn't enough to thwart the plastic Dark Knight. SEGA's London 2012 olympics stays 2nd, and The Amazing Spider-Man is firmly webbed 3rd. Sports and super heroes.