‘Dead Island Riptide’ First Details And Screens

Deep Silver announced Dead Island Riptide at E3 2012 but further details were scarce until now.  The discounted retail price and character continuation feature suggest that this is an extension rather than a sequel.  The press release below describes the premise of the exiting new storyline.

Having survived the ordeals of the zombie infestation on the once beautiful island resort of Banoi, our group of survivors thought they had finally found a safe place to escape from this terrifying nightmare. But they were wrong. Shortly after the battle-hardened team had landed their helicopter on a military ship, a furious storm hits and havoc quickly spreads on board. Suddenly they find themselves struggling for their lives again with all hope drowning in the rising waves.

 With invigorating new elements infused into a proven mix, Dead Island Riptide will reanimate the zombie terror in the original game. A monsoon has hit the once beautiful archipelago and heavy rainstorms have laid waste to large areas of the islands. The city of Henderson and jungle areas on the island of Palanai were flooded leaving boats as the only remaining way of transportation. Dynamic weather conditions will force the team members to adapt to changing visibility conditions.

A fifth character will join the team, with an all-new and unique skillset. The combined skills of the group will be sorely needed, since terrible, new and unknown zombie mutations have emerged all over the island.

 In new hub defense missions, the coop teamwork skills of the survivors will be tested to the limit – they need to strategically place traps, fences and turrets to fend off oncoming Zombie onslaughts and to protect the humans in these sanctuaries.

New communication features in coop mode also allow players to enjoy an even more intense and strategic team experience.

Dead Island Riptide will be released for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC sometime in 2013.  Tell us about your experience with the first Dead Island in the comments section below and pre-order your copy of Dead Island Riptide right now at DeadIsland.com.

Written by Emrah Rakiposki

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