Dead Island drops in
just six short days, but if you have six minutes now you can read a brief
teaser of the game's underlying plot and its major players in Deep Silver's
newly released digital prequel comic.
Originally handed out
as physical swag back at Comic-Con 2011, the 6-page comic is now available
online courtesy of Marvel. It follows an investigative journalist by the name
of Roger Howard who journeys to the island of Banoi's Royal Palms Resort to
look into the illegal exploitation of the island's natural resources, only to
come to face to face with – surprise! - zombies. The story is sparse, and most
of it is eaten up by pages detailing the game's four main characters, but it's a
worthy read – especially if Techland is planning to follow up on poor Mr.Howard
in the actual game.
The comic is penned by
William Dailey, with art provided by Jorge Lucas (Incredible Hulk, New
Invaders), Juan Santacruz (Fantastic Four), Diego Olmos (Batman in Barcelona), Carlos Rodriguez (Thunderbolts), and Sergio Arino (Push,
Wildstorm). Give it a read here.
The Dead Island story continues in full for PS3, Xbox 360,
PC, and OnLive players on September 6th in North America and
September 9th everywhere else.
Aug 30, 2011