Dead Island DLC Bloodbath Arena Free As Pre-Order Bonus

Dead Island DLC will be available for those who pre-order the upcoming Xbox 360, PS3, PC, OnLive zombie-survival FPS. It releases on September 9th, 2011.

The Dead Island downloadable content is known as the “Bloodbath Arena” and it will offer players new challenges in four different arenas, for both single-player and multiplayer play! It will contain waves and waves of zombies for you to bust open and promises that each zombie attack will be “more gruesome than the next!”

Additionally, characters in Bloodbath can loot experience points and items that will be transferable to the main campaign! Also on offer in Bloodbath Arena are leaderboards, so the greatest zombie slayers of them all can brag about their own glory.

Topping off this sweet cake, is a weapon that’s exclusive to Bloodbath Arena, known as the deadly Brain Wave!

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 utilising 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.

Here is a video showing off 20 minutes of gameplay footage for Dead Island.