Dead Island Riptide Officially Announced, Screenshots

31 Aug 2012

We finally have an official press release and a fistful of screenshots to confirm that Dead Island Riptide is in development at Techland. Sounds like we'll be getting a new character, expanded skill trees, and even more of a focus on co-op:
Dead Island™ Riptide: Drowning Hope

Deep Silver reveals details about new title in the Dead Island franchise

LARKSPUR, CA – AUGUST 31, 2012 -- Deep Silver today revealed the first details about the next installment in the Dead Island™ franchise, coming to stores in 2013.

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.

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.

New communication features in coop mode also allow players to enjoy an even more intense and strategic team experience.

Developed by Techland, Dead Island Riptide will be released in 2013 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and for Windows PC.

For more information, visit one of the following official Dead Island sites:

Official Website: www.deadisland.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/deadislandgame
Youtube: www.youtube.com/deadislandgame
Twitter: www.twitter.com/deadislandgame

About Deep Silver
Deep Silver develops and publishes interactive games for all platforms, seeking to deliver top-quality products that provide immersive game experiences driven by the desires of the gaming community. The company has published more than 100 games worldwide since 2003 including the #1 best-selling zombie action thriller, Dead Island™. Deep Silver, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Media, GmbH. For more information, please visit www.deepsilver.com.

About Techland
Techland is a leading Polish developer, publisher and distributor of PC and console games since 1991. Its proprietary Chrome Engine 5 technology is among the world's most advanced game engines, with full X360, PC and PlayStation®3 system compatibility. With a staff of nearly 200 specialists in two development offices in Wroclaw and Warsaw, Techland is committed to delivering top-quality titles for worldwide markets. Currently the company is working on several high-profile titles for consoles and PCs.

Oh, and you can already score a pre-order bonus if you're willing to put money down this far in advance:
Deep Silver Announces Limited Steelbook Preorder Incentive for Early Preorderers of Dead Island™ Riptide

LARKSPUR, CA – AUGUST 31, 2012 Deep Silver announced today the first preorder incentive for the upcoming zombie slasher, Dead Island™ Riptide.

Starting today, gamers will be able to pre-order Dead Island Riptide in-stores and online at GameStop, Amazon.com and Best Buy and receive an extremely limited edition Steelbook as a preorder incentive. These beautiful Steelbooks will be available at time of game purchase at GameStop, Amazon.com and at Best Buy for those who preorder early. Quantities of these Steelbooks are extremely limited and only available on a first come first served basis while supplies last. Additional preorder incentives are expected to be announced later this year.

Dead Island Riptide is currently planned for a 2013 release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC.

For more information, visit one of the following official Dead Island portals:

Official website: www.deadisland.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/deadislandgame
YouTube: www.youtube.com/deadislandgame
Twitter: www.twitter.com/deadislangame

About Dead Island Riptide
The survivors of Banoi thought they had escaped the terrors of the tropical island and survived the apocalypse on a corrupted paradise. Then their fate took a turn for the worse…

In Dead Island Riptide the undead nightmare starts all over again, leaving hope drowning in the rising tides. Dead Island Riptide is the next installment in the Dead Island franchise, currently in development by Techland for consoles and PCs. The game will be released in 2013.

About Deep Silver
Deep Silver develops and publishes interactive games for all platforms, seeking to deliver top-quality products that provide immersive game experiences driven by the desires of the gaming community. The company has published more than 100 games worldwide since 2003 including the #1 best-selling zombie action thriller, Dead Island™. Deep Silver, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Media, GmbH. For more information, please visit www.deepsilver.com.

About Techland
Techland is a leading Polish developer, publisher and distributor of PC and console games since 1991. Its proprietary Chrome Engine 5 technology is among the world's most advanced game engines, with full X360, PC and PlayStation®3 system compatibility. With a staff of nearly 200 specialists in two development offices in Wroclaw and Warsaw, Techland is committed to delivering top-quality titles for worldwide markets. Currently the company is working on several high-profile titles for consoles and PCs.