Dead Island is back with Survivors – a tower defense spin-off for your smartphone.
The original Dead Island was a solid co-op game, all things considered. Unfortunately, follow-ups have been limited to various spin-off titles instead of direct sequels. That trend isn’t about to change soon – Deep Silver has revealed a new mobile tower defense game called Dead Island: Survivors.
That said, the trailer is pretty good, if strangely upbeat compared to past games.
Players must defend their islands from zombie hordes using traps, mazes, sentry guns, bombs, and more. You can even send your player character into the fray with a giant hammer and various consumable items. You can also team-up with other survivors for a co-operative multiplayer experience. As noted by Eurogamer, Survivors has been tested and soft-launched at various points over the past two years, but this finally marks the full release.
It’s light-hearted compared to the original’s tone, but it certainly looks fun for tower defense genre fans. Dead Island: Survivor is free-to-play on Android and iOS platforms.