Riptide will pick up right where Dead Island left off with the same four survivors. You will be able to port your old character over (so long as you are playing on the same system). Also joining our survivors will be a mysterious 5th playable character.
During their escape at the end of the first game, things go wrong and they end up on the island of Palanai. Here on this island is the same basic concept in the first game. Survive. It still has all of the RPG facets that the first game had, but adds in some additional complexities to the gameplay and story line. This includes the use of boats as a necessity in this new water-logged isle, and the addition of new weather patterns and how they will affect your ability to see your surroundings. Of course it wouldn’t be a dead island game without weapon mods, and the combinations just get even more unique.