Dead Island Epidemic
Few months back Stunlock Studios (Creators of Bloodline Champions) announced that they are working a Survival MOBA out Dead Island franchise made by Deep Silver. This is probably last nail in the coffin for Bloodline Champions as i don’t see developers having any interest investing time to update that game at all. But as Terenas said to Arthas “No King Rules Forever” is a fitting quote for this specific event, meaning that every online game has their lifespan and at some point it has come to an end.
Enough about the past, lets talk about the future and that being Dead Island Epidemic. Based on the information we have right now is that it won’t be like traditional MOBA, more like Arena/Brawler game, with CTF Elements? (See the Picture) As what goes for description on official page;
“Dead Island Epidemic is a fast-paced action game where players will duke it out over supply points, using an arsenal of hand crafted weapons, a bevy of devastating powers, and good old-fashioned teamwork. Get ready to join the outbreak!”
So what i’m getting from this is that its similar to “Hunger Games/Battle Royale” in a Island where you want to survive along with 12 other survivors and kill zombies, might be like Last Man Standing. No Information about regarding will the players be on same side or different side. Surely we could expect few game modes, but the general idea seems pretty cool and funny (Something that genre could use a bit).
Since there is no information about will there be classes or not its hard to say, what sort of RPG elements the game will have. Based on the pictures there seems to be some specific characters wielding certain weapons. So i could expect there is; medic class, heavy gunner, light weaponry/assassin and maybe some captain class with buffs/boosts. Also im curious if you can pick up weapons from the ground like in Dead Island, but we have to see. Dead Island did have some sort of leveling system and we could practically expect something like that in Epidemic too, since its claimed to be a MOBA after all.
The Dead Island Epidemic is Free To Play and released somewhere around 2014. I Doubt the game is going to be Esports Title, it seems to be aimed for casual audience who will have blast playing with their friends and having fun with it (Most likely large portion of dead island fans).
Stay tuned for updates about this game next year, once we have more information to share. You can sign up for the beta here – http://www.deadislandepidemic.com/