Techland has announced it is working on a dark fantasy Dead Island spin-off.

The game, currently named “Project Hell” was borne out of an “internal weapon mod” for Dead Island, and was a first-person “hack and slash game in a dark fantasy setting,” said the company.

The mod “was a proof that chopping monsters frozen by magic spells using two-handed swords is brutally fun and addictive,” it added.

“Our main goal is to make a game we can all enjoy playing so don’t expect unicorns and fairies – we prefer breaking through hordes of undead minions only to slaughter their devilish and loathsome masters in a bloody boss-fight.”

A small team is currently working full-time on the game.

Strangely, the game's official website has recently disappeared.