Square-Enix is dead set on having as big a presence in North America as they do in Japan, as they have announced that they will be distributing Deep Silver’s semi-controversial zombie apocalypse game, Dead Island, in North and South America.
“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.”
“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.
Billed as a “realistic” variation on Left 4 Dead, Dead Island focuses on how a foursome comprised of natives and tourists on a tropical island in the South Pacific deal with a zombie invasion. The game requires players to rely on their guts rather than guns, which are hard to find and have extremely limited ammo to boot.
Not even Tobuscus could make the trailer for Dead Island funny. In fact, just the opposite.
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