Nov 29, 2012 11:43 AM EST | By Luke Caulfield
Deep Silver today released new screenshots from the upcoming sequel to Dead Island, Riptide. It shows the group of survivors making their way through the once scenic town of Henderson, now overrun with zombies. Just another day on Dead Island. Unfortunately, the new player, Navy cook John Morgan can't be seen. But look closely, and there does appear to be at least one new enemy zombie type. Check out the shots below!
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Henderson's abandoned buildings and narrow passages offer plenty of opportunity for close combat and the tactical use of mines (seen above), a weapon new to the Dead Island series.
As the name Riptide would indicate, most of the environment is heavily flooded. Joining the undead as a new threat will be the weather of the environment itself. Rain can limit player vision, and many areas can only be navigated by boat. The weather will also lead to environmental changes as well, so while one area was once nice and dry, a torrential downpour could flood the area completely later on.
A press release from publisher Deep Silver described the new island, as well as Palanai's featured town of Henderson, all set for players to explore. According to the release, "Henderson is situated on the island of Palanai in the once beautiful Banoi archipelago. Palanai caters to ultra-wealthy yacht owners and eco-tourists looking to stay nearby to the island's untouched jungle. Palanai's center is the luxurious town of Henderson that has grown into a Mediterranean-looking port town."
In addition to the new playable character and environments, Riptide also promises new mutated zombie types will be introduced, and I wouldn't be surprised if some new weapons and modifications were included as well. Also, for those who played the first Dead Island, you'll be able to keep your original character and use it again in Riptide.
Pre-orders are also available for Riptide as well. Those who pre-order from GameStop, Amazon, and Best Buy receive a shiney steelbook game case, with additional incentives to be announced later.
Dead Island: Riptide is planned to release in 2013 for Windows PC, PS3, and XBox 360.
Check out Sam B's recent video "No Room in Hell" featuring Chamillionaire, released by his record company to keep his memory alive, following his recent disappearance on Banoi. You can also see the Riptide trailer here.
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