The developers behind one of 2011's most surprising hits,Dead Island (opens in new tab), announced their next upcoming project today. While it wont necessarily be zombie-themed, Techland has said they don't really care for games with "unicorns and fairies" so we can still reasonably expect it to be a bloody mess of carnage.
The game is tentatively being called Project Hell, and will feature a dark-fantasy setting. It apparently came into being when a Dead Island coder created a mod that allowed the player to freeze zombies in place before hacking them to bits with a two-handed sword. Apparently it was cool enough that they decided to base an entire game around the concept of first-person melee/magic.
You can find more details about the project on its official blog, Sharpenyouraxes.com (opens in new tab) where they have a few developer blog posts, enemy reveals, concept art galleries, and other content for fans to scope out.
And of course, Techland isn't neglecting their multi-million-selling franchise either. They're still hard at work on Dead Island: Riptide, a standalone expansion.