'Dead Island' game trailer cinematic, tragic, amazing

I'm one of those folks who can't get enough of zombies. Zombie comics, movies, video games - I have a lifelong love for the walking dead.

Still, as much as I enjoy the clever kills and blood-splatter action we've been treated to in Left 4 Dead 2 and Survival of the Dead, the tragedy and terror of being a human attempting to survive amongst expired humans is often forgotten amongst all the killing and skin-eating (ain't that always the way? You get nuts with the skin-eating).

But that's not the case with the announcement trailer for Dead Island, a zombie shooter game coming out next December. Telling a brief, tragic story in rewind about a young family's vacation-gone-horribly wrong, the trailer injects a very real emotion into the genre and is nothing short of beautiful and gut-wrenching. It is simply on par with a really great movie trailer. Watch it and be awed by what this medium continues to deliver. (via IGN)