Dead Island will be distributed by Square Enix in North and South America

Dead Island might have gotten on your radar a little while ago for being that game that had to change the hanging man on its cover to a more PC shambling zombie.

Fact is, whatever the reason you’re glad Dead Island got on your radar, because if they’re half as good at making games as they are at making trailers for games… Well, judge for yourself:

More good news comes in the form of multi-platform distribution in the Americas. In a press release it was announced that Square Enix will be the bearer or said news:

LARKSPUR, CA – May 3, 2011 – Deep Silver and Square Enix, Inc. announced today a collaboration in which Square Enix will be the Americas region distributor for Dead Island™, the highly anticipated zombie action game with role-playing elements for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows-based PCs.

“Square Enix’s impressive distribution and marketing capabilities, combined with their  proven success with launching top-notch AAA titles, makes them the absolute best partner for Dead Island,” said Deep Silver Chief Operating Officer Geoff Mulligan. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with their dedicated and talented team and look forward to collaborating with them in order to bring Dead Island to gamers.”

Developed by Techland, Dead Island combines first-person action with a heavy focus on melee combat, character development and customization of a vast array of weapons. The engaging survival-focused gameplay aspects are combined with a rich and immersive storyline in which a small group of people find themselves in a tropical paradise turned into total chaos and carnage after a mysterious zombie outbreak. Cut off from the rest of the world, the player’s only chance to survive is to fight to the death and find a way to escape from the island.

With firearms and ammunition being scarce, the player must utilize day-to-day items as weapons for self-defense to fight off zombie hordes in intense, gruesome melee combat.  Featuring four customizable, unique character classes and engrossing role-playing elements combined with an intense four player co-op experience, Dead Island stands out as one of the most comprehensive zombie experiences to date.

“Dead Island is a truly extraordinary title and we couldn’t be more excited about leveraging our unified Square Enix resources in bringing it to audiences in the Americas.” said Mike Fischer, president and chief executive officer, Square Enix, Inc.

Dead Island will be released for Xbox 360, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC later this year.

Official website:  http://www.deadisland.com

Check out the site for upcoming information about characters and stories.

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