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Deep Silver Releases Musical Tribute to Original Dead Island Reveal Trailer

by AJ Moser on May 27, 2016 at 07:31 AM

To commemorate the release of the Dead Island: Definitive Collection next week, publisher Deep Silver is paying homage to our first experience with the series. A tribute video has been unveiled that includes a live performance of the emotional music from the initial teaser.

The first trailer for Dead Island debuted in 2011 and begins with a young girl after an unfortunate zombie encounter, moving us backwards through time to discover a family vacation gone horribly wrong. It moved audiences upon release and remains went on to win some awards. The tribute video seen below  features a classical ensemble of piano, two violins, a viola, and cello re-creating the music of the trailer as footage plays in the background

Though the final game's tone was drastically different than this first trailer, that doesn't take away from the emotional impact it had on a lot of people at the time. The Dead Island Definitive Collection, featuring the first two games as well as a new bonus game, comes to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on May 31.