The words "Game of the Year" stand for exactly what it sounds like. A game that was enjoyed by so many that it was awarded as Game of the Year, or a game that received so many awards that even if it didn't win GOTY in particular, it deserved the title anyway. Deep Silver's Dead Island
doesn't exactly fit either of those categories. It did win a few trailer awards for its controversial announcement trailer
at E3, and a few Editor's Choice awards in select magazines and websites, but it never won anything major. Deep Silver, however, feels that it fully deserves a Game of the Year Edition, so they're going to be publishing one!
Dead Island Game of the Year edition is coming!
This new edition gives players who are yet to experience the mega hit Dead Island a version packed with content: including the “Bloodbath Arena” mode, the “Ryder White” story line and the weapon blueprint for “The Ripper”. This complete Dead Island package includes all the gripping extra content that was previously only available digitally...
This comes from their official Facebook page, and they even included the GOTY cover art for us.
There you have it, zombie killers. Your complete Dead Island
package is due out June 26th, 2012 and July 6th, 2012 for North Americans and Europeans, respectively.