Dead Island, yup...there's an app for that

by: Chuck -
With Dead Island shambling into stores tomorrow the folks at Bradygames will be releasing the Dead Island Map App for iOS devices that will help guide you around Banoi Island and find everything you need to complete the game.  While it does say app in the name it looks like Brady is releasing a digital strategy guide but without all the paper and heft of a normal strategy guide.  

I'm not normally a fan of strategy guides but this does look like a pretty cool change in direction for Brady and given that it's only $2.99 means you really won't lose a lot of money if it sucks.
BRADYGAMES OFFICIAL DEAD ISLAND™ MAP APP FOR THE YEAR’S MOST INTENSE GAME


London, UK & New York, NY – September 2, 2011 - BradyGames is pleased to announce the forthcoming official Dead Island™ Map App, the only authorized app for one of this year’s most hotly anticipated games. The app will be released on the iTunes App Store on September 6 along with the game’s North American release..

The app was developed in conjunction with publisher Deep Silver, and contains detailed maps of every square mile of Banoi Island, a resort paradise gone horrifyingly wrong. The maps are scrollable and zoomable, turning iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches into handy navigational tools. The app also pinpoints the location of every collectible ID Card, Banoi Herald excerpt, and Investigation Tape—more than 150 items total! Each item is accompanied by a screenshot detailing the location and descriptive text to guide users to the exact spot in question. The app also features an Objective Complete check box that allows users to track which items have been located and which ones remain undiscovered. An interactive Legend allows users to toggle on/off any of the collectible types and show/hide hidden or found items. Official Dead Island music immerses users in the mysterious and dangerous atmosphere of the game.

This is the one and only authorized app for the year's most intense game, and an indispensable tool for locating collectibles:

Features:
· Explorable maps of every area in the game
· Locations of all collectibles, including:
o ID Cards
o Banoi Herald excerpts
o Investigation Tapes
· Objective Completion tracking
· Official music from the game

The official Dead Island Map Appwill be available for $2.99 from the iTunes App Store on September 6, 2011.

About Dead Island
Dead Island™, the upcoming gruesome zombie action game with RPG elements by renowned developer Techland, combines first-person action with a heavy focus on melee combat, character development and customization of a vast array of weapons. All of these gameplay features are presented in a dark story inspired by classic zombie movies with a gritty and engrossing campaign that can be played with up to four players in co-op mode.

Set in an open world tropical island, hordes of different festering zombies await players around every corner while they embark on a variety of thrilling missions through the holiday resort. With firearms and ammunition being scarce the player must rely on discovering and utilizing items as weapons for self-defense and fighting off zombie hordes in intense melee combat. A diverse range of items can be collected and will later serve to transform the player’s ordinary makeshift weapons into serious instruments of destruction. 
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