New Dead Island Definitive Collection trailer has some Dead Facts for you

This new trailer for Dead Island Definitive Collection is packed with close-up, current-gen zombie slaying. It's also peppered with weirdly glib Dead Facts like "Recipient of over 1 million 'Best Zombie Game Ever' Screams", which probably isn't true, and "Zombies don't need sunscreen, but that doesn't mean they don't get burned", which probably would be true if zombies were real.

If Deep Silver wants to promote its spruced-up bundle of Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide with a bunch of harmlessly hyperbolic nonsense, might I suggest a few more factoids for the next trailer?

  • "Dead Island is the best-selling game about a rapper fighting zombies ever created in Poland"
  • "If you shot a propane tank it probably wouldn't explode but this is a video game"
  • "Our society is obsessed with the idea of a zombie apocalypse because it replaces familiar problems like social obligation and inequality with the cruel meritocracy of anarchic survivalism"

Those three are on the house, Deep Silver. Dead Island Definitive Collection will hit PC, PS4, and Xbox One on May 31.

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Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.