Unique iPhone app used as tool for console counterpart

Dead Island app merges mobile and console play

Deep Silver has turned to the iPhone to sell a mobile tool that works in conjunction with the firm’s upcoming action horror game Dead Island.

The Dead Island app allows customers to track their progress in the retail version of the game, as well as locate collectibles and track mission objectives.

It is one of the first times a triple-A publisher has considered smartphones as an accessory device for a console game.

Developed in partnership with Dead Island studio Techland, the app provides a detailed map of the entire Banoi Island, which allows users to scroll around the map and zoom in on their destinations on their iPhone and iPad.

Discoverable items are accompanied by a screenshot and description that guides users to their destination.

The Dead Island Map App, built by Indiana studio BradyGames, is available on iTunes from September 6.

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