Dead Island Hanged Zombie Censored
There apparently a ratings board for video games which some people take seriously, probably for distribution reasons. It is called the Entertainment Software Rating Board or ESRB. This past week it nixed the logo for the Dead Island video game. The Dead Island logo (pictured) featured a hanged zombie, dangling from a tree. The new logo will have a shambling menace of a zombie. IGN reports that the in-game logo will remain the same, but the box will feature the new supposedly less offensive logo. At first blush, it seems idiotic to censor the logo of a game that is all about mayhem, but, as it will remain the same for players, maybe it is reasonable for those just browsing for video games to have a choice on how much zombie destruction they want to view.
Terror. Violence. Madness. Bedlam. A holiday paradise gone mad. A tropical island turns into total chaos after a mysterious zombie outbreak. Cut off from the rest of the world, the player’s only chance to survive is to fight to the death and find a way to escape from the island.
Deep Silver announced today that it will publish Dead Island™, the upcoming gruesome zombie slasher by renowned developer Techland. Dead Island combines first-person action with a heavy focus on melee combat, character development and customization of a vast array of weapons. All of these gameplay features are presented in a dark story inspired by classic zombie movies with a gritty and engrossing campaign that can be played with up to 4 players in co-op mode.
Set in an open world tropical island, hordes of different festering zombies await players around every corner while they embark on a variety of thrilling missions through the holiday resort. With firearms and ammunition being scarce the player must rely on utilizing found items as weapons for self-defense and fight off zombie hordes in intense melee combat. A diverse range of items can be collected and will later serve to transform the player’s ordinary makeshift weapons into serious instruments of destruction.