Dead Island Will Rip Your Face Off
Earlier on in the summer Dead Island: Riptide was announced. Very little information was given about this new, stand-alone, game. Was it a sequel? An expansion? Well now we know...
Dead Island: Riptide is neither sequel, nor expansion. Publishers Deep Silver have announced that Riptide is a spinoff of the original Dead Island game, much like Assassin's Creed Brotherhood.
We can say "so long!" to the island of Banoi as Riptide takes place in a new location, although it has been stated that it will be part of the group of islands that Banoi is situated. Other details include that of a new weather system and a general upgrade of the engine used in the original game. Flooding and (probably not so) peaceful 'zombie river' boat trips will mix up the gameplay. Players will now be able to seek refuge in forts which need to be reinforced and barricaded.
Lastly, for those of you who have a deep emotional bond with your character from Dead Island will be pleased to know that you will be able to carry them over to Riptide, stats and all with your old game save!
Dead Island Riptide releases sometime next year.