Dead Island Riptide Washes Ashore in April,
The dictionary defines a “riptide” as two opposing tides colliding, causing a terrible disturbance in oceanic waters. That seems a pretty apt title for the next entry into the Dead Island series, considering that I can’t figure out how much I hate it, or how much I loved chuckling at its so-bad-it’s-good charm. Still, I know the game has its genuine fans, and for them I sail over tumultuous waters bearing this news.
In a press release disseminated by Deep Silver today, Dead Island: Riptide has been revealed to have a definite release date this spring for the PC, PS3 and XBOX 360 on April 23rd (26th for you non-North Americans). So many of us will be breaking oddly flimsy metal pipes over the heads of zombies again before the rain clears up and we start to see this thing called “direct sunlight” again. If you haven’t thrown your hands up in frustration and exclaimed your distaste for a sequel to a game that you didn’t particularly like and clicked on yet, you might also be interested to know that the special edition/pre-order bonuses have been announced as well, with a special weapon pack being awarded to pre-orders and a “Special Retailers Edition” that will include a special character skin. Apparently the Special Edition is only going to be available at select retailers, but no news has surfaced yet on which retailers those are going to be.
Buying the regular edition of the game after it comes out will get you the game – and possibly gangrene*.
Source: Press Release
*Gangrene not confirmed in press release at this time. Wild speculation by journalist. Highly unlikely. Avoid any sharp, rusty, metal game boxes to be safe.