Earlier this year at E3, Deep Silver the makers of Dead Island announced they would be doing a follow up game called Dead Island Riptide, and that was about all we knew about the game. Then a few weeks later Deep Silver announced that Dead Island Riptide would actually be sold for $50, but nothing else about the game was brought up. However, today Deep Silver is finally talking about the game and showing off a few new screenshots of the game. Here is the official press release on the game:
“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,” read a Dead Island press release. “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.”
Next Deep Silver went on to talk about the setting for Dead Rising Rip Tide and how it sounds like we will be headed to a new set of islands: ”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.”
In addition, there will be at least one new character in the game that will apparently feature an ”all-new and unique skillset.” However, Deep Silver did not officially announce who that new character was going to be. There will also be new zombies and supposedly a co-op feature this time around “where survivors need to strategically place traps, fences and turrets to fend off oncoming Zombie onslaughts and to protect the humans in these sanctuaries.”
The game will be released next year on the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC but at this time there is no official release date. I do think it is pretty cool that Deep Silver is only going to charge $50 for the game, I just hope they are able to fix some of the issues that plagued the first game.