Dead Serious or Die Laughing: Dead Island’s Producer Talks of Misperceptions
Think for a moment. There once was a trailer or preview that moved you, so much so that your jaw dropped, and you became speechless. You had to sit there a few seconds after it ended, let your breath out, and then you said, “…whoa.”
Keep Keanu Reeves out of this one, because he’s got nothing on Dead Island.
The haunting trailer of a family getaway gone horrifically wrong by way of zombies have drawn criticism. Some claim that the trailer is misleading about what kind of game Dead Island could be.
In an interview with Eurogamer, Deep Silver producer Sebastian Reichert sets the record straight. “It gives you the feeling about the world we are in,” said Reichert.
“Our main approach is you have a realistic…I don’t want to say sad approach, but due to the fact it’s a harsh topic and you are forced to do awkward things, our game doesn’t want to be funny. It’s a gritty game.
“You have some characters who are funny because the way they handle their stress is over-the-top comments. But the feeling of the trailer is something we have in the game all the time.”
Whether or not the trailer made you want to laugh or cry, this game looks incredible and will most certainly give Left 4 Dead a serious run for its money. No concrete release date has been announced for this game except for a small “2011″ at the bottom of the official site, but I hope to see all of you zombie fans at the midnight release party.
Read the full interview here.
Wait, what’s Dead Island you ask? Check out the official website for videos and screens galore.