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Dead Island: Will Video Game Trailer Make You Cry?

(CBS) - How on Earth can a video game trailer make you cry? I'm a pretty tough guy, but honestly did mist up a little watching this announcement trailer for Dead Island.

The game is being developed by Techland for the PC, XBox360 and Playstation 3 and while we're sure that in the actual game you will spend most of your time knee deep in zombie blood, there is something stirringly cinematic about this trailer that makes you remember why you love film.

Could this be a last minute "dark horse" for the Oscars? Don't count on it. But if you can watch this all the way through without getting at least a tiny bit misty-eyed (in a good way), you're tougher than me.

For anyone who is curious, you can watch a fan-made recut of the trailer that shows the actual progression of events without the fascinating jumps in time used in the original.

UPDATE: For a critical take on the trailer as controversial, you can read this Guardian post about it.

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