Dead Island: Epidemic Teases Undead MOBA Action

Dead Island: Epidemic Teases Undead MOBA Action

Dead Island: Epidemic logo

Dead Island: Epidemic isn't just a free-to-play MOBA - it's a ZOMBA!

Like MOBAs? Like zombie outbreaks? Then you might just like Dead Island: Epidemic, a MOBA set in Deep Silver's world of undead horrors. Details are just about non-existent at this point but the game will set three teams against each other in a head-to-head battle for survival and offer, at least according to the paper-thin announcement on Facebook, "unique gameplay twists on the free-to-play MOBA genre on PC." Also, lots of zombies. Hence, ZOMBA!

(That's "Zombie Online Multiplayer Battle Arena," FYI.)

Does the world need another MOBA? Probably about as much as it needs more zombies. It might be good - hey, it might even be great - but a small part of me wonders if perhaps these are two horses that are rapidly approaching a sufficient level of flogging.

We'll find out soon enough! Dead Island: Epidemic will be rolled out all nice and proper at the 2013 Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, which runs from August 22 to 25. That's only a couple weeks away so it's not like you'll be left in agonizing suspense for long, but if you want to be among the very, very first to know when something noteworthy happens, you can sign up for the newsletter at deadislandepidemic.com. In the meantime, enjoy the logo.

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This is it. We've officially reached the zenith of soulless, pandering, hyper-corporate, mass-produced filth in video games.

I don't want to live on this planet anymore.

Damn, they're really milking this dry. Both zombies and MOBA?

You know, I could actually see this working, there's stuff to work with here. For instance, have the humans as playable characters and Zombies as lane creeps, but instead of helping you, the creeps are trying to kill you. So you have to balance fighting off the hordes with fighting the enemy team.

Does the world need another MOBA? No.
Does the world need another Dead Island? No.
Does the world need both mixed togehter? No!

So the new trend to jump on is the MOBA?

Well at least most of the uninspired shit is coming out in a genre I couldn't give a flying fuck about now.

I'm waiting for the cover-based shooter moba where you fight terrorist zombies.

It's finally happened.

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Congratulations Game Industry.

Wow would you look at that, thanks to MOBAS like Dota and LoL we've now got the industry jumping the bandwagon to saturate the market with needless Moba games that no one wants.

I glanced at the logo and I could've sworn it said "Epic Mickey".

...

What just happened?

Raika:
This is it. We've officially reached the zenith of soulless, pandering, hyper-corporate, mass-produced filth in video games.

I don't want to live on this planet anymore.

Oh lord, REALLY? Those games aren't even that great. The first one was good (I liked it), but the sequel was a damn mess...

Please, take me with you...

Another MOBA? Another Dead Island game? FUCKING FANTASTIC.

The design team must have gone "Well, Zombies are popular, and MOBAs are popular... sooo what about a ZOMBIE MOBA!", its a safe choice getting two popular genres and putting them together, but im going to go ahead and say that its going to be as soulless as pretty much every single other MOBA coming out now.

CAPTCHA: Forget This.

Not to be confused with the zombie dance exercise craze that's been sweeping the nation.

 

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