Hit the lanes with Dead Island’s cute new zombie MOBA

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Maybe I don’t follow MOBAs closely enough, but I’m surprised some designer hasn’t already filled a lane with zombies and just called it a day. Is Deep Silver really the first to bring the zombie fad to MOBAs with Dead Island: Epidemic? It looks mostly like a standard League of Legends me-too — free-to-play, of course — with a couple of exceptions. You control your character directly, with a mouse and WASD. Each match features three (3!) teams.

Although it’s branded as a Dead Island release, I don’t recall any three-mouthed zombies in Dead Island. I guess a MOBA needs visuals that are more, uh, playful (I tried to avoid the word “cartoony” and I think I was mostly successful).

Sign-ups open today for an upcoming beta.

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