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'Survival-mystery' game Escape Dead Island announced

Bridge the gap between Dead Island and next year's sequel this autumn

Deep Silver has announced new "survival-mystery" game Escape Dead Island.

Developed by Fatshark Sweden, the title will bridge the gap between 2011's Dead Island and next year's Dead Island 2.

It promises to deliver key series features including melee combat in a paradise setting turned sour when it launches this autumn for a recommended retail price of £39.99 on PS3 and Xbox 360 and £34.99 on PC.

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Deep Silver senior narrative producer Alex Toplansky told PlayStation Blog: "Escape will finally reveal the origins of the virus, and even some tantalising clues as to where the events are going to lead... but it's going to be up to you to decide what to believe. That's because this story-driven single player game is played through the eyes of Cliff Calo, who's watching his world unravel."

Toplansky said players will be able to freely explore an all-new island brought to life with comic-inspired visuals.

"Cliff is the spoiled son of a powerful media mogul who has stolen a yacht with his friends determined to film the documentary of the century: Exposing the truth about the Banoi outbreak to the public. Their plan: infiltrate the archipelago's top-secret quarantined island of Narapela and document everything.

"Cliff struggles with his own sanity as the world around him begins to become increasingly unpredictable. Time distorts and folds in on itself; strange messages appear and impossible events shatter reality. Oceans turn to blood, containers plummet from the clear sky... If Cliff had any thoughts about this being a routine documentary, he'd be 'dead' wrong."

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