Dead Island: Epidemic, a free-to-play MOBA based on hit zombie franchise Dead Island, has launched in closed beta on Steam Early Access.

Whilst strictly free-to-play, you can ensure your place in the beta by buying one of three Starter Packs, ranging from £12.99 to £29.99. You can also obtain access by signing up on the game's website in the hope of receiving a beta invite.

"The Early Access Starter packs that we are currently offering are intended for those who want to get into the zombie bashing early and to help us shape the future of the game," explains the Steam listing. "They also of course offer players a great starting kit and will grant a few nice exclusive perks - both right away, and when the game hits official open beta and later again at the full launch."

In the game you'll team up with three other survivors and take on the zombie menace together in PvE co-op horde mode. Alternatively take the fight to other players in a three-team PvPvPvE Scavenger mode where you'll battle it out in a competition to grab supplies, hold key points, outsmart the competition and take down zombies.

Source: Steam