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Dead Island: Pre-order bonuses and campaign length revealed

We’ve heard quite a lot about the upcoming Dead Island game since it was first announced back in February. Not only have we seen a lengthy gameplay trailer (with commentary) and the eye-catching box art, we’ve also been treated to the E3 2011 trailer and details of a special ‘Pre-Order Edition.’ Today we have news of more pre-order bonuses, as well as information on the game’s campaign length.

According to Oly over on the website, those who pre-order the Dead Island game — which is due to be released on September 6th in North America and September 9th in PAL regions — from Amazon will receive a digital art book that contains tons of game and concept art of everything from the beautiful environments to the characters and zombie types.

Although the Dead Island digital art book sounds pretty cool, it’s actually the recently announced Australian pre-order bonuses and retail exclusive Collector’s Editions that caught my attention. As Hangie over at recently noted, GAME Australia, JB Hi-Fi and EB Games have all revealed their own individual Dead Island exclusives.

For example, EB Games’ Collector’s Edition comes with a copy of the Dead Island Game, the Bloodbath Arena DLC, Ripper Weapon DLC and a unique Turtle Beach headset. GAME Australia’s Pre-Order Pack on the other hand comes with its own unique cover art, the Bloodbath Arena DLC and a special AFTERGLOW controller that lights up when it’s switched on.

Meanwhile, JB Hi-Fi is offering a Collector’s Edition similar to that of EB Games. However, rather than having their Turtle Beach headsets specific to each platform (Ps3, Xbox 360 and PC) like the EB Games’ Dead Island Collector’s Edition, JB Hi-Fi is offering the Turtle Beach PX21 headset, which is compatible with all platforms.

The other difference is the fact that you won’t get the Ripper weapon DLC with JB Hi-Fi’s CE. As we mentioned earlier in the article, the game’s campaign length has also been revealed recently. According to Alex over at, Deep Silver’s Peter Brolly said that the average gamer should get around 25 to 30 hours of gameplay from the Dead Island game.

He also shed a bit more light on the Dead Island game’s map, stating that it would take gamers around 30 minutes to walk from one side of the map to other. Have you pre-ordered the Dead Island game yet?

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Written by Tina Chubb

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