Deep Silver has announced Escape Dead Island – a new survival-mystery game with a different perspective on the Dead Island universe coming this year.

Bringing the gap between Dead Island 1 and 2, Escape Dead Island throws all the mindless zombie action into the water and approaches the series with a more story driven game. The game follows new character Cliff, a man determined to unravel the mystery and expose the truth on what really happened on Banoi.

Created in comic inspired visuals – Escape Dead Island is developed by Fatshark creators of Lead and Gold and War of the Vikings. It’s expected to release this year on Xbox 360, PC and PS3 retail and digitally.