The Dead Island DLC Bloodbath Begins Next Week


Due to the game’s buggy technical state at launch, Dead Island‘s first piece of downloadable content, the Bloodbath Arena, was delayed so Techland could focus on patching the base game up to par. They got it there — I’m still playing through this fun open-world zombie slasher in hopes of getting to a review some day and the game has come a long way since early September. Call me crazy, but I’ve enjoyed it more than the little bit of Skyrim I’ve seen so far.

But back to the point here. Deep Silver has announced that as of next week the DLC delay is over. Beginning November 22, the Bloodbath Arena add-on will be available for digital download across all three platforms (PC, PS3, Xbox 360). Zombie slayers who pre-ordered the ‘Special Edition’ from GameStop will be able to use the token they received to download the DLC for free, while everyone else will have to fork over $9.99/800MSP.

The $10 will get you four arenas to stomp around in, fighting by yourself or with up to four players in co-op to survive waves of hungry zombies. There will be leaderboards so you can post high scores and see how you stack up against Dead Island‘s other survivors, plus all earned experience and harvested loot will carry over to your campaign progress.




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