Free-to-play zombie MMO Dead Island: Epidemic has entered Steam Early Access beginning with three starter packs.
If you want to get your hands on the game before the open beta starts, as well as contribute to the game's development via the Steam Early Access program, you can contribute a little money now via three starter packs. Note: The following text is straight from Deep Silver.
Patient Zero ($ 16.99)
The entry pack offers 5 unique weapons, 3 additional characters, the Golden Sprocket Hammer, as well as boosters, character & gear points and in-game cash.
Deadicated Pack ($ 39.99)
Includes all of the Patient Zero Pack plus: 6 Tier 2 weapons, the Golden Precise Shotgun, the Keghammer, a larger booster and bundle of character & gear points and in-game cash plus exclusive access to Sam B as playable character. Additionally, players will also receive even more items & characters once the game heads into Open Beta and then again at the launch phase.
Contagion Pack ($ 44.99)
Offers everything that is in the Deadicated Pack (with an alternate Contagious in-game title & icon) four times: once for the player and three gift copies that they can share with their friends.
For more on the game, take a look at our hands-on impressions.