Blazej Krakowiak, international brand manager for developer Techland, told us that the family and their sad voyage from happy vacationers to terrified victims of the undead wasn't going to be in the game. Why? Because, he said. the trailer was meant to be an emotional vignette, an example of what happened all over the island the day the dead rose.
The backlash was sudden, and perhaps it's why curious gamers who ignore the directions when the game first starts are treated to a bloody tableau, a room that shows how things ended after the trailer does.
The video above includes the original trailer footage and a new, in-game, Kotaku-edited ending captured straight from the game. Don't watch if you want to discover the room, and its inhabitants all on your own.