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Escape Dead Island gets a release date

The third-person action/survival game, which bridges the gap between other chapters in the Dead Island series, will be creeping your way this November.

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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.

Robert Workman was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    August 27, 2014 9:30 AM

    Robert Workman posted a new article, Escape Dead Island gets a release date.

    The third-person action/survival game, which bridges the gap between other chapters in the Dead Island series, will be creeping your way this November.

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      August 27, 2014 1:52 PM

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      August 27, 2014 2:01 PM

      Wait, is there even co-op? It's coming off like a "light" version of the dead island games.

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      August 28, 2014 3:06 AM

      The series is getting progressively blander. We're a very, very long way from that original trailer for the first game that had us all excited.

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      August 28, 2014 7:16 AM

      This looks like a cheap rip off trying to make money off the brand name. Those terribly cell shaded graphics, ridged animations and over simplistic looking maps make me think this game is going to be terrible.

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