Dead Island Novel announced

Bantam has announced it will publish the official novelisation of Dead Island, a zombie action game from Techland and Deep Silver. Currently slated for a UK only release on September 8, 2011, in paperback form with a price tag of £6.99 (About $9.50). I'm sure we'll be hearing news of an international release soon.

Bantam today announced it is publishing Dead Island, the official novelisation of Deep Silver’s game, written by British Fantasy Award winning author, Mark Morris. Due for simultaneous release with the video game, Dead Island offers a terrifying glimpse into the horrors thrust upon the four individuals who have unwittingly embarked upon the ultimate holiday from Hell.

Exploding onto the scene with the most successful video game trailer of all time, Dead Island is set to become one of the biggest game releases of 2011. The official announcement trailer has already gained over 10 million views and 6.2 million Twitter mentions in just 4 months, and has won a flurry of awards, including ‘Gold Lion in Film and Film Craft Category’ at this year’s Festival de Cannes.

For guests of the five-star Royal Palms Resort it was supposed to be a once-in-a-lifetime dream holiday; an escape to the stunning beaches of a tropical paradise unlike any other. But a mysterious zombie outbreak suddenly - and without warning - rips apart the pacific paradise island of Banoi, and four individuals with distinctive backgrounds and abilities seem to be unaffected by the zombie apocalypse.

As the zombie outbreak spreads, will they be strong enough to stand against the endless zombie hordes, to protect the remaining survivors from a horrible fate and to flee the island?

In the face of an unprecedented zombie apocalypse, they have only one thing left to do: survive.

Welcome to the holiday paradise where your dreams should come true...but where a nightmare is about to begin.

I'm a huge fan of both zombies, video games and books, but does EVERY damn game lately need a book? What happened to letting the game tell the story? This is easily becoming one of biggest pet peeves, right up there with unneeded remakes and 3D. Yes, I'll probably still read it, but that's not the point!!!

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