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Dead Island Riptide is official

Dead Island Riptide is official

Dead Island: Riptide is officially announced with a bunch of screenshots showing that the archipelago has been completely flooded, making survival even more difficult. The city of Henderson and the jungle of Palanai Island will then only be explorable by boat and the weather conditions will affect visibility. A fifth character will join the original cast to face new types of atrocities and mutations. The survivors will often have to defend their base and protect it with fences for example.

Press release:



Deep Silver today announces first details about Dead Island Riptide.


The survivors of the zombie-apocalypse on the once beautiful island resort of Banoi escaped in a helicopter to the safety of a military ship. When a furious storm hits and the virus suddenly spreads throughout the crew, the nightmare starts all over again, leaving hope drowning in the rising tides. Devastated by a monsoon, the island of Palanai is crawling with new zombie mutations. A fifth character with an all-new skillset will join the team, providing much needed support. Additional multiplayer communication features and brand new hub defense missions will test the survivor’s teamplay skills.

Dead Island Riptide will be released in 2013 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

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Commented on 2012-08-31 17:34:52
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Commented on 2012-08-31 17:52:33
A lot of water, huh? Time to make use of the electrified weapons.

Surprising how much a game can change when water is added to the same level.
Commented on 2012-08-31 17:54:47
I might pick this up. I didn't like dead island as a solo experience at all. Thought it was absolute shit. But i'v recently completed the ame with a bunch of work mates and it has been fun as hell. We're all playing a seperate character and there has been genuine co-operation going on. I do hope level, stats and weapons transfare over to this game though, would suck and would make absolutely no sense to start from scratch. Is is a completely new world though? Or have they litterally just filled the old locations with water? Seems kinda lazy if it's the later?
Commented on 2012-08-31 20:28:32
loved the first game, cannot wait to play this also
Commented on 2012-08-31 20:32:26
Too much games with zombies lol.
Commented on 2012-08-31 21:58:01
Not enough good games with zombies. Loved the first Dead Rising. Dead Island had more promise but didn't deliver in my mind. I was just bored.
Commented on 2012-08-31 22:29:33
I thought DI was the best zombie game ive ever played besides the first few RE's.I played alone and with friends and had a blast both ways,a bigger budget and it could have been something great though.Cant wait for this one.
Commented on 2012-08-31 23:01:39
Same Island? Man, I had hoped for a new location.
Commented on 2012-08-31 23:11:17
Just watched the video over at GT. you can transfer your character across....w00t.

The boat thing sounds kinda lame though. No mention of new enemy types either, which is a must seeing as nothing in the game put up much of a challenge. Boss fights would be awesome too. I guess it's that sort of stuff that seperates the likes of dead island from the awesomeness of borderlands. Dead island has tons of potential, and don't get me wrong, in co-op it was a blast, it just could have been so much better.
Commented on 2012-08-31 23:26:18
Same island? ooooh come ooooon.
Commented on 2012-09-01 00:24:14 In reply to Logion
Posted by Logion
Same Island? Man, I had hoped for a new location.
The original island was Banoi, it's the same archipelago but, from what I understood, it's a different island: Palanai Island.
Commented on 2012-09-01 01:18:36
Wait, what is this? Is it an expansion or a sequel? 'Cause it sounds like an expansion. Not very clear.
Commented on 2012-09-01 01:31:03 In reply to digi_matrix
Posted by digi_matrix
Wait, what is this? Is it an expansion or a sequel? 'Cause it sounds like an expansion. Not very clear.
I was under the exact same impression…so I sniffed around, I guess this is a sequel.
Commented on 2012-09-01 05:50:06
I always get a bad feeling when a "sequel" has the exact same characters with the exact same models. This has the rush job stink all over it.
Commented on 2012-09-01 14:29:51
I really enjoyed the game, but I don't think I can forgive Riptide after my game corrupted 18hrs in.
Commented on 2012-09-01 21:42:34
Unfortunately it is a spin-off, not a sequel, but it should still be lots of fun in co-op. Cannot wait.
Commented on 2012-09-01 21:47:07 In reply to TheVice
Posted by TheVice
Yeah I wish that black chick looked like that in game. Then she wouldn't really be black though... Well... GOOD!
What the fuck?
Commented on 2012-09-01 21:54:16 In reply to THU31
Posted by THU31
Unfortunately it is a spin-off, not a sequel, but it should still be lots of fun in co-op. Cannot wait.
It takes place RIGHT after the first game, set on the same island, and follows the same cast of characters (that can be transfared across to the new game)....how is that not a sequel?
Commented on 2012-09-02 00:00:21 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by Driftwood
The original island was Banoi, it's the same archipelago but, from what I understood, it's a different island called Palanai Island.
Commented on 2012-09-02 19:20:14
oh hey "who did you google b!tch ?" lol, i know.

I loved the first game!!!

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