Dead Island developer files trademark for possible sequel, "Dead World"

Remember that map in outbreak that showed the deadly virus spreading from one small, isolated area to the entire planet? Somewhere, in the Dead Island universe, a scientist’s computer is simulating that exact map, except instead of showing the spread of a disease that kills people, it's simulating the spread of flesh-eating monsters that we'll likely be able to kill in the Dead Island sequel.

No, one hasn't been announced just yet, but come on – the original game had impressive sales despite some launch issues, and the buzz surrounding the new IP is incredible. We'd be willing to bet that the developers at Techland are hard at work on a new iteration of the game, and, odds are, we now know what it's called. The developer has filed a trademark for "Dead World" in the US, proving that they're working on, or at least thinking about working on a new, larger version of their post-apocalyptic series. Techland is being obviously tight-lipped and hasn't confirmed their intentions with the trademark, but it's fairly obvious what it's for.

Though we typically don't care about the legal side of trademark filings, we're interested in seeing how this one turns out. Usually we don't care about that step in the process, but it might be stepping on the toes of Deadworld, a comic book that has been running for over 20 years. While the name is slightly different, it also deals with zombies taking over the world, so we wouldn't be all that surprised if Techland is forced to change the name to something else. This isn't even a Skyrim vs. Scrolls thing, either – we'd sort of understand this one.


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  • MuckPuppy - November 4, 2011 9 a.m.

    I got it. Instead of Dead World, they just go with Dead Concept. Catchy, right?
  • asspills - November 3, 2011 11:56 p.m.

    I honestly wouldnt be surprised if this turned out to just be a facebook game or some such cripe.
  • fashionppo - November 3, 2011 7:38 p.m.

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  • Darthspud - November 3, 2011 12:31 p.m.

    Ugh... A dead island sequel WILL be awesome but "Dead World"? <SPOILERS> The story will be bullsh*t! At the end of Dead Island they walked away with a vaccine and the virus was hinted at being contained on the Island! >:( <SPOILERS END> Well, at least it can change...
  • Dmancapri - November 3, 2011 1:54 p.m.

    Actuallly <SPOILERS> the scientists never proved that the native girl who you rescue from Banoi, Yemena, actually is carrying the virus or not ( The natives can supress the virus for years) Also, the prisoner who escapes with you says " things will never be the same"
  • Dman3981 - November 3, 2011 12:21 p.m.

    Dead Island had great concepts but it fell a little short of what I expected. I still loved the game though and I'm sure they can take what was wrong with Dead Island and make a truly amazing game for a sequel.

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