Zombie killing fans eager to return to the tropical paradise of Banoi are in for a treat – Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide, along with all DLC, are getting remastered for current consoles and PC and released in one definitive edition. You can check out the reveal trailer below:
“Deep Silver revisits the iconic bone-crunching terror of the original zombie-slaying smash hit as Dead Island and Dead: Island Riptide shuffle onto a whole new generation of consoles. Featuring fully remastered and greatly improved versions of the series’ first two instalments, get ready for the ultimate Dead Island experience.
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
Game 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 craziest power-up ever!”
That’s a pretty impressive list of improvements. There’s an extra treat for fans though with the brand new side-scrolling/endless runner action game Dead Island Retro Revenge – included for free in the compilation!
I loved the original Dead Island when it came out on the Playstation 3 back in 2011 so I’m looking forward to blasting through the game again. There’s an impressive list of improvements so I’m interested to see how well it plays.
Dead Island Definitive Collection hits the Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC on May 31st 2016 – you’ll also be able to get the remastered edition of each game individually.