Dead Island: Riptide release date set for April next year

Dead Island: Riptide will stumble groaning into the sunlight on April 23 next year in the US and Canada, and April 26 everywhere else. Hopefully a copy will wash up on Banoi island. The survivors could do with a little bit of genre awareness after the first adventure, which saw them traipsing right into the middle of a massive town swarming with undead sorts. But why bother with the outskirts when you've got an electric katana?

The sequel will move the action away from the island, onto a boat, which I'm sure will remain a completely safe place for the duration of the game. A new character, new vehicles, more weapon proficiencies and "hub defense game mechanics" will all feature. You can pre-order Riptide now from the Dead Island site . You'll find the CGI teaser trailer for Riptide below, but is it as good as the original Dead Island trailer that got everyone excited back in 2011?


Tom stopped being a productive human being when he realised that the beige box under his desk could play Alpha Centauri. After Deus Ex and Diablo 2 he realised he was cursed to play amazing PC games forever. He started writing about them for PC Gamer about six years ago, and is now UK web ed.
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