Escape Dead Island gets a release date

It's not often you see a popular video game series bridge out with an interesting side chapter, especially one that actually ties in events with other releases in the series. However, that's exactly what we're getting with Deep Silver's Escape Dead Island, which we checked out last month at San Diego Comic-Con.

Players will be able to experience this new adventure on November 18th when it releases for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, filling the shoes of a new hero as he fights for survival on an island chock full of zombies, using distraction, stealth kills and whatever else to his advantage in order to stay alive. Unless a storage container smushes him first, obviously.

In addition, European gamers who pre-order the game will also gain access to a special beta for Dead Island 2 when it launches. This was previously announced a few months ago in the U.S., so, yes, we're getting it too.