PlayStation Home to host special Dead Island event before release

 

By Posted 25 Jul 2011, 21:33

Are you still undecided on whether you want to purchase the much-anticipated Dead Island game? If you are, then we have news that could help you make your mind up. Deep Silver and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe have just announced that PlayStation Home will be hosting a special Dead Island event shortly before the game is due for release.

As recently noted in an article over on the gamasutra.com website, not only will zombies be invading PlayStation Home’s once peaceful Home Square, it will eventually look like the Royal Palms Resort on the tropical island of Banoi, complete with a gorgeous beach, a stunning view of the ocean, palm trees, and beautiful tropical vegetation.

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That’s isn’t all either, as PlayStation Home visitors will also have access to a Dead Island themed mini-game. Not only will the mini-game test players’ abilities against hordes of attacking zombies, it will also test their skills in crafting items. Just like the Dead Island game’s co-op mode, the mini-game can be played with up to 4 players and in different play styles.

There will be a total of ten mini-game challenges in all, and those who complete all 10 challenges will be awarded with an exclusive in-game weapon called ‘Exploding Meat.’ However, if the mini-game challenges don’t really appeal to you, then there are other options. For example, you could try having your photo taken with a zombie.

You could even take part in a zombie survival survey in order to prove your knowledge of the undead, as well as earn free PlayStation Home rewards. At the end of the survey, participants will be rated on their estimated chance of survival in a real zombie attack. Certain items included in the PS3 version of Dead Island can only be obtained via the PlayStation Home event.

Every week players will have access to more levels and unlockable content, including the aforementioned ‘Exploding Meat.’ Those of you that pre-order the upcoming Dead Island game direct from Home Square will also receive a premium PlayStation Home reward, ‘Exploding Zombie Outfit.’ The game will be available to pre-order through a themed kiosk in Home Square.

The Dead Island game is due to arrive on September 6th in North America and September 9th in PAL regions, and will be released for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows. Will you be checking out the Dead Island game on PlayStation Home?