Techland has revealed that in addition to Dead Island: Riptide, the sequel to the original game, the studio is also working on Project Hell, which by the way is just the codename for a hack and slash title set in a zombie apocalypse.
Dead Island may not have been the most polished titles to have come out in recent history, nor did the game live up to its brilliant, if not controversial, trailer but it seems that the game has done well enough at the critics and in sales to warrant not only a sequel but another zombie title as well.
Techland brought the Dead Island game to life and are well into the development of Dead Island: Riptide but they seem to be diversifying their zombie apocalypse portfolio.
The other title underdevelopment at Techland has not officially been named yet but has the codename, Project Hell. The game is set to combine magic and zombies and is set make the heads of the more ‘nerdist’ gamers explode at the concept.
The studio is promising to deliver “Proof that chopping monsters frozen by magic spells using two-handed swords is brutally fun and addictive.” A bold claim but one that could prove to be a big hit if done right.
Techland went on to tease a few more details surrounding their project when they stated, “Our main goal is to make a game we can all enjoy playing so don’t expect unicorns and fairies – we prefer breaking through hordes of undead minions only to slaughter their devilish and loathsome masters in a bloody boss-fight.”
If that doesn’t have any gamer’s mouth watering then chances are they probably use their consoles for ‘games’ such as Zumba Fitness and Wii Sports.
The statement went on to point out that the studio was using everything they had learned from Dead Island and applying it to their latest project.
“To achieve that we’ll use our experience already gained in game development and enhanced technology from Dead Island. We believe that we can make something really unique and thrilling and share it with you. Keep your fingers crossed.”
It will be interesting to see how the project works out but without any gameplay or trailers to go by, it is difficult to get an idea of the look and feel of the game. The only thing the gaming world has to refer to at this point in time are a few, rather ominous, screenshots, which really do not give much away.
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