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Deep Silver has defended the CGI trailer which catapulted zombie survival title Dead Island to worldwide success, telling VideoGamer.com that labelling the marketing tool as misleading would be "ridiculous".

"We did many gameplay trailers with in-game footage before the release, so labelling the CGI misleading would be ridiculous," said Deep Silver's creative director Guido Eickmeyer. "We never pretended to be something different.

"In addition, Dead Island was the biggest and most intense cooperative multiplayer experience in 2011 and I believe playing with your friends or strangers next to each other through a horrifying zombie apocalypse is an emotional experience."

He added: "I truly hope that at some point, even the last people in our industry will understand that games live by user stories, not pre-defined narratives. For watching a scripted experience, I still prefer a good movie."

Eickmeyer was talking to VideoGamer.com ahead of Dead Island: Riptide's planned April 26 release date.

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Originally Posted by Guido Eickmeyer of Deep Silver
I truly hope that at some point, even the last people in our industry will understand that games live by user stories, not pre-defined narratives. For watching a scripted experience, I still prefer a good movie.

If you didn't want the game to be seen as a narrative experience, why release a trailer with a heavey narrative context. It wasn't misleading the sense of gameplay. It's just the way the trailer made people feel was never replicated in the game, and gameplay trailers never made that clear either.

In the end it doesn't really matter at this point.
Posted 13:21 on 29 January 2013

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Release Date: 26/04/2013
Developer: Techland
Publisher: Deep Silver
Genre: First-person action game
Rating: PEGI 18+
Site Rank: 723 33
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