Upcoming first-person zombie game Dead Island has been promising a few twists and novel features outside the usual "run around and kill zombies" formula.

Talking a good game isn't as good as playing a good game, though, and while we can't play the thing yet, we can watch somebody else do it. Which is better than nothing!

I'm liking the little extra touches on show here, like the melee combat options and the RPG elements like crafting, instant travel around the map and quests.

Dead Island is out in August, for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.