Dead Island Definitive Collection Coming to PS4, Xbox One & PC on May 31

March 3, 2016Written by Jason Dunning

On May 31, Deep Silver is bringing the Dead Island Definitive Collection to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, bundling together “completely remastered” versions of Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide, and adding the Dead Island Retro Revenge mini game.

The Definitive Collection is priced at $39.99 and will be available through retail and digital stores. If you don’t want the full collection, digital versions of Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide are also coming out on May 31 for PS4 and Xbox One, priced at $19.99 each.

Running at 1080p/30fps, complete with all released DLC and patches, here’s what you can expect from the remastered versions of Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide:

Higher Quality Textures

  • Game textures have been redone in a higher resolution and the level of quality has been improved across the board

Photorealistic new lighting system

  • The lighting system in the game has been vastly improved, providing a much more realistic look to the beautiful sunny tropical setting

Physically based shading

  • The introduction of new physically based shading techniques due to the latest iteration of the Chrome Engine means a higher quality look to the game models and objects as they react in a more realistic way to various lighting conditions

Image quality enhancements via anti-aliasing

  • The addition of more sophisticated anti-aliasing means that console players can now experience Dead Island without unsightly “jaggies“ – meaning a much cleaner look throughout

Improved-quality game models and geometry assets

  • All major geometry assets (for example: NPCs and character models) highlight a marked quality increase

HBAO and motion blur effects

  • The introduction of Horizon-based Ambient Occlusion adds an extra layer of depth and realism to the world. Through a better implementation of object shadows, while the all-new motion blur effects will provide a much more cinematic feel to the game experience

Updated game UI

  • Providing a more consistent look between both Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide. Increase to equal quality level for seamless game experience

The Current-gen Console Experience

  • The Dead Island Definitive Collection will also of course take advantage of the latest console features such as Online 4 Player Co-op, PS Vita Remote-Play (PS4™), Share-Play (PS4™), streaming and recording

Power Fists Power-up

  • And last but not least, the fan favorite unofficial PC mod will also now be added to both products. Punch your way through the mayhem with craziest power-up, ever

As for Dead Island Retro Revenge, it’s a side-scrolling endless runner action game with melee-based combat, leaderboards, power-ups, super attacks, achievements, and “plenty of depth.”

If you’re wondering about Dead Island 2, it appears to still be in limbo following the departure of developer Yager.

[Source: Dead Island]