Dead Island: Epidemic

Dead Island: Epidemic spreads to Steam Early Access

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The newest game available on Steam’s now-ubiquitous Early Access program is Dead Island: Epidemic, the zombie-themed MOBAannounced last fall and revealed at Gamescom. The public reaction to the game’s very existence has been, well, confusion. Now that it's here, the public can decide for itself.

Dead Island MOBA being put together by Bloodline Champions developer

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With the mashing-together of the words "Dead Island MOBA," Deep Silver risks finally bringing its Dead Island franchise into the realm of the truly horrifying. Don't count it out, though, as the publisher has confirmed that it's brought on board Bloodline Champions developer Stunlock Studios, which is apparently steering Dead Island: Epidemic from the treacherously tepid LoL-clone waters.

Dead Island Epidemic is a free-to-play MOBA

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Kill zombies. Survive. Loot. Complete fetch quests. That's the core gameplay loop in Dead Island, a series that hasn't really proven itself yet but manages to sell really well anyway. As a result of the latter, publisher Deep Silver has announced a new MOBA based on the franchise. According to the publisher, the game will "pit three teams of players against each other in a desperate fight for survival."