Dead Island dev trademarks 'Dead World'

Dead Island developer Techland has trademarked the name "Dead World," which might mean that more open-world zombie killing is in the works.

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The open-world zombie-killing adventure Dead Island seems to have performed well enough at retail for a possible sequel to be considered. It makes sense, as the game reviewed and sold fairly well, even if it didn't deliver the delicious drama present in its cinematic debut trailer.

News site Siliconera has pointed out that developer Techland has trademarked the name "Dead World," a name which implies a much bigger setting than the island of Banoi where the original game was set.

Techland hasn't officially announced that a Dead Island sequel is in the works, yet, but their recent trademark would seem to indicate that more brain-eaters are on the way.

We reached out to Techland to ask them about the trademark, but the response indicates the developer isn't commenting about it just yet. "Thanks for your interest in Techland and for contacting us," it reads. "I guess I won't surprise you much by saying that Techland isn't going to comment on the trademark at this time."

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    November 2, 2011 6:00 PM

    Jeff Mattas posted a new article, Dead Island dev trademarks 'Dead World'.

    Dead Island developer Techland has trademarked the name "Dead World," which might mean that more open-world zombie killing is in the works.

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      November 2, 2011 6:03 PM

      makes sense, expand the current map, add instanced dungeons, done.

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      November 2, 2011 6:09 PM

      Whoaaaa if they made the leveling better end-game I could definitely get into another game. Or maybe have a system where you can upgrade bases around the map(s) with items that you can find within the game.

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        November 2, 2011 6:10 PM

        Just kidding, not an 'or' situation, they would have to improve the end-game leveling experience. And also the NG+ leveling, it was so terrible.

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      November 2, 2011 6:09 PM

      If they add an official Fist of the Dead Star mode in I'll buy 10 copies.

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        November 2, 2011 6:12 PM

        Maybe it's going to be a community-based game where you can make custom maps of varying locations?? That would be so goddamn awesome.

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        November 2, 2011 6:30 PM

        I'd be down with that!

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      November 2, 2011 6:34 PM

      Oh god please do not be a MMO or Free2Play :( that be the end of the IP for me, its perfect the way it is. If they make it bigger great, like Fallout that would be boss, other than that don't mess it up. They have a great formula.

      Other than my concerns AWESOME news I freaking love the game.

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      November 2, 2011 6:38 PM

      NO LEVELING MONSTERS. Please spend some time balancing the game instead, let me get OVERPOWERED FOR THE NEXT AREA!!!

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        November 2, 2011 10:26 PM

        Seriously, my only real complaint about the game.

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        November 2, 2011 11:46 PM

        fuck that! the awesome part about dead island was that zombies remain a threat the whole way through. it doesn't matter how awesome you get, you still had to be careful because you could be mobbed by a pack of fastmovers who hit you faster than you can swing and take you out. if you could easily outlevel the main enemy of the game then fighting zombies would just be a chore to get through and not a rabid fight for survival like it should be.

        if the zombie leveling is ruining YOUR IMMMERSION then just imagine that when they first got infected they are weak ass baby zombies and as time passes they mature and get stronger.

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          November 3, 2011 1:22 AM

          Exactly, everything you wrote. The tougher they become, the more it becomes about survival, and the more inclined you are to see a pack of zombies and decide to try and run around them or do a series of football dodges to weave through a pack.

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          November 3, 2011 2:39 AM

          this

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      November 3, 2011 3:11 AM

      Dead Island MMO, obviously.