From the initial trailer to the insane gameplay mechanics, Dead Island stole our hearts. Rather than doing a direct sequel, the developers behind the Dead Island are taking Dead Island: Riptide in the “spinoff” direction.
Via PAX Prime, Deep Silver has announced the first details on the title along with releasing a brand new batch of screenshots. One of the coolest features for you to be excited about is the ability to continue playing with your character’s previous stats from the original title.
All four players from the first game will return as well as a brand new fifth character. Tower-defense style missions appear to be featured as well. The press release states, “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.”
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.
We’re excited to hear more about the changes coming to the Dead Island universe, but the tower-defense style missions are incredibly intriguing. With a fifth character being teased, we’re hoping to see enough variety to make them worthwhile in using.
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