Dead Island box art sanitized for North America

It’s possible that the image was changed, not to because it was too gruesome, but because of worries racially-charged imagery. The silhouette of a man hanging from a tree could be construed as a depiction of a lynching. However, Deep Silver has not confirmed this. The original art will still appear in-game in the North American version and on the European box art.

Above: An example of the new logo from the official website for Dead Island. Note that the hanging man is replaced by a stumbling zombie to form the letter ‘I’

Above: The one with the dead girl. It’s always worth watching again

Dead Island’s gruesome imagery was also the center of discussion when the last trailer for the game released. The artful CG video begins with a young girl falling to her death from a hotel room window.

Mar 22, 2011

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