Deep Silver have announced Escape Dead Island - a game designed to bridge the narrative gap between Dead Island, Dead Island: Riptide and the upcoming Yager developed Dead Island 2. Escape Dead Island is a "a third-person single-player survival mystery spin-off" that puts the player in the shoes of Cliff Calo, who sets out to unravel the mysterious events at Banoi.
Developer Fatshark are best known for making Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2, War of the Roses, War of the Vikings, but have also delved into more story-driven territory with Krater. They join fellow Swedish developer Stunlock Studios (Dead Island Epidemic) in fleshing out the Dead Island universe ahead of Dead Island 2.
Escape Dead Island will be released sometime around autumn this year on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. Take a look at the announcement trailer below to see it in action.