Dead Island’s Zombie Apocalypse Spreads on Central Plaza in PlayStation Home



A Dead Island “Zombie Survivor Quiz” is now available in PS Home, as well as some Dead Island swag, “including some horror-inspired blood splatter wall art for your personal spaces and some rudimentary weaponry,” so you can be ready for the “undead invasion” that will be taking over PlayStation Home shortly before the games releases on Sep. 6th.

When the invasion begins, Central Plaza will be converted into the Royal Palms Resort, and a Dead Island themed, 1 to 4 player co-op mini game will be available. There will be Home rewards, and even an exclusive in-game weapon “Exploding Meat” available for those that complete all 10 mini-game challenges. As an added bonus, you can pre-order Dead Island directly from Home’s Central Plaza and receive an exclusive “Exploding Zombie Outfit” for the game.

Read below for more information and screens on this terrifying event!

Terrifying zombies will lurk in the once peaceful Central Plaza and soon enough it will come to resemble the Royal Palms Resort on the tropical island of Banoi, with palm trees and beautiful tropical vegetation, a gorgeous beach and stunning view of the ocean, bringing the unique Banoi feeling to PlayStation Home visitors.

A Dead Island themed mini game will be available to PlayStation Home visitors in which players must prove their skills in crafting items and pit their abilities against attacks from a rampaging zombie horde. Just like the co-op mode in Dead Island this mini game can be played with up to 4 players in different play styles. In all, there are 10 mini-game challenges associated with the game users completing all 10 will be awarded with an exclusive in-game weapon “Exploding Meat”.

For a bit of relief players can have their photo taken with a zombie or take a zombie survival survey where they can prove their knowledge of the undead and have the opportunity to earn 4 free PlayStation Home rewards. At the end participants will be rated with their estimated chance of survival in a real zombie apocalypse.

Certain items in the PlayStation®3 system version of the Dead Island will only be obtained through this PlayStation Home event. Each week will introduce more levels and unlockable content including a premium PlayStation Home reward “Exploding Zombie Outfit” for players that pre-order Dead Island directly from Home’s Central Plaza and the aforementioned “Exploding Meat”, a powerful weapon for use in Dead Island that can only be acquired by surviving the PlayStation Home onslaught.

PlayStation Home users will also be able to pre-order Dead Island through a themed kiosk directly from the Central Plaza.

Source: Press Release


Written by: Oly - Senior PR Manager


  1. #1 by Pedro on August 8th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    I really enjoy this marketing strategy, even though I don’t use the Home it’s nice to hear it’s being used for something like this.

  2. #2 by Jason on August 8th, 2011 [ 25926 Points ]

    Home! wow man I saw take the quiz on the news ticker and looked everywhere for it lol Great now i know where to go. I paid this off this morning and cant wait for it. this is basically “Condemned” with zombies so thats a win for me.

    You getting this Oly?


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