The folks who brought us the hot ATV racer nail'd have something undead up their sleeve, and they're ready to take your breath away!

In a recent press release the folks at Deep Silver announced that it will be publishing Techland's upcoming zombie sandbox game Dead Island. The game will combine first-person action with a heavy focus on melee combat, character development and weapons customization. These features will be presented in a classic zombie movie-inspired story, filled to the brim with grittiness in its engrossing campaign. Like another popular zombie title Dead Island will also support a four-player co-op mode. What’s better is that anytime during the game your friends can join in on the experience, battling zombies with amazing combat and a stellar story to boot.

Dead Island will be set in an open world tropical island, where hordes of various flesh-eating zombies await you around every corner while embarking on exciting missions through the holiday resort. With a scarce amount of firearms and ammunition you must rely on utilizing random items as weapons to fight off undead hordes in fierce combat. A vast amount of items can be collected, which will help transform the player’s ordinary makeshift weapons into serious instruments of badassery. The game will also feature role-playing elements, allowing players to develop one of the game’s unique character classes, all while learning new skills and fresh tactics during their adventure into the heart of darkness.

Dead Island will be dropping on the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC sometime in 2011. Until then watch the trailer below, and be sure your jaw's in a good position for dropping.

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