While Dead Island 2 is delayed due to a switch of developers, Deep Silver is giving Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide a major facelift this May with the Dead Island Definitive Collection. A remastered version of both games for next-gen consoles and the PC, we have a look at gameplay footage and a list enhancements:
Dead Island and it´s undead successor Dead Island: Riptide (including all previously released DLC) completely remastered for the first time on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC!
Deep Silver are bringing the iconic bone crunching, skull smashing, limb breaking, blood drenching fan loved Dead Island and Dead: Island Riptide to the next generation! Featuring fully remastered and greatly improved versions of both Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide set to deliver the ultimate Dead Island experience ever.
The rebuilding of both Dead Island and Dead Island Riptide on Techland‘s next gen engine brings with it a significant visual & performance overhaul, introducing many 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 to the beautiful sunny 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 a 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!
But wait there is more! Making its debut and added into the mix of flesh-rending zombie chaos is a new gem just waiting to be discovered! A classic side-scrolling/endless runner action game Dead Island Retro Revenge!
Features at a glance:
- Retro look meets melee-based combat
- Featuring leaderboards, achievements and plenty of depth
- Game mechanics include power-ups, super attacks and a combo system
Dead Island Definitive Collection is a compilation containing Dead Island Definitive Edition, Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition and also includes for free Dead Island Retro Revenge!. It will be available at retail and digital for a suggested price of £29.99
Available at the same time, Dead Island Definitive Edition, and Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition will each be available separately and as a digital download for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and PC at suggested a price of £14.99
All three titles, Dead Island Definitive Edition, Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition, plus the compilation Dead Island Definitive Collection are scheduled for release May 31st 2016 on Xbox One, PlayStation, and Windows PC.