Dead Island: Epidemic announced, is zombie MOBA

Wednesday, 7th August 2013 15:02 GMT By Dave Cook

Dead Island: Epidemic is a zombie-themed MOBA from Techland. It’s just been announced.

Polygon reports that he free-to-play MOBA will hit PC care of publisher Deep Silver, and sees three teams of survivors fighting back waves of zombies.

They call it a ‘ZOMBA’ – “zombie online multiplayer battle arena.” We’ll just call it a MOBA for now though.

Expect lots of fresh details to come out of gamescom in a fortnight.



  1. Obernox


    “ZOMBA” lol

    #1 1 year ago
  2. The_Red

    Seeing how Deep Silver rushed the crappy DI Riptide, I’d wait for the other Techland game (Dying Light, dying to see some gameplay) rather than this F2P online game.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Old MacDonald

    “They call it a ‘ZOMBA’ – “zombie online multiplayer battle arena.” We’ll just call it a MOBA for now though.”

    Heh. Good call.

    As for the game itself; the world doesn’t need it, and it will fail. But hey. I guess everyone has to have a MOBA in their line-up.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. wishdokta

    Riptide wasn’t crappy. Was playing it for 40 hours.
    Further, you can have a look at Hellraid, too. It’s pretty much Dead Island within medieval.

    Speaking of free-to-play and.. uhm. No, thanks.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. SplatteredHouse

    dying light is what i want to see – much more than some zombie arena combat mmo! Don’t they also have Hellraid on the way, whenever that’s meant to appear?

    #5 1 year ago
  6. The_Red

    Riptide was a carbon copy of DI1 with more problems, less refinement and minus the good parts (First act / island beach). I don’t know, it was a combination of everything I didn’t like about Dead Island.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. wishdokta

    I didn’t like the ship part within Riptide neither. But the island and city later on were cool.
    I don’t get why Riptide is supposed to be a bad game.
    Me guessing, I like Dead Island and Riptide because of their freedom. There is no narrow path – it’s just about venturing the island.

    I can understand Riptide is named a copy. But I don’t get why this is a distinct problem of Dead Island. It’s a problem within the industry and the lots of early iterated games.

    #7 1 year ago

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