'Escape Dead Island' on November 18, Dead Island 2 beta confirmed for UK

Escape Dead Island, a "third-person survival mystery" spin-off of the first-person melee RPG series, will run for its life on November 18. Available on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, the game is a very different take on what fans of the series expect. Wait, stop. If we take Dead Island, Dead Island 2 and Dead Island Epidemic as representative of the franchise, we have no idea what fans should expect.

It was also revealed today that those who pre-order and purchase Escape Dead Island in the UK will be guaranteed access to the Dead Island 2 beta. This was previously announced in the States as a pre-order bonus available exclusively at GameStop.
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ESCAPE Dead Island®: The Mystery is Unveiled November 18th

Larkspur, Calif., August 27, 2014 -- Deep Silver today confirms the release of ESCAPE Dead Island®, a third-person survival mystery spin-off that unravels the origins of the zombie outbreak and connects the events of multi-million-seller Dead Island with the recently announced successor Dead Island 2, for November 18 in North America. Developed by Fatshark, ESCAPE Dead Island will be available for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft as well as Windows PC.

Delivering the key features of a Dead Island game – visceral melee combat set in a beautiful paradise setting – ESCAPE adds a completely new tone to the zombie universe. The visually unique styles accompanies the player on his struggle against insanity as he experiences the secrets of the Dead Island universe, fights off zombies with a vast and unique array of weapons and opens the path to the events that will happen in Dead Island 2.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.