Dead Island Riptide now has an official release date, provided by the developer Deep Silver the game will hit store shelves April 23 2012 in North America and then April 26 for the rest of the world for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. The game is surprisingly absent on the Wii U, releasing November 18 the console will have been on the market for 6 months when Riptide is released, yet the game seems to shy away from Nintendo’s latest.
When the game is first released there will be a limited amount of Special Editions, these Special Editions will include “tempting extras in your survival arsenal”, which include exclusive weapon mods, a digital strategy map and a unique character skin. These will be sold on a first come, first serve basis, but the actual amount of Special Editions available has not been released.
Being extremely generous, we also received the games official box art, which I might add looks extremely cool. Riptide itself has been said to include “additional gameplay mechanics, all-new gorgeous locales to explore, more types of zombies to provide constant threats, an additional character class and the best co-operative zombie action experience in gaming.” This statement came from Deep Silver themselves and is a big statement when they have games like the Left 4 Dead series to contend with.
Dead Island Riptide will be released at a discounted price and Deep Silver recently asked for fan feedback, regarding what special goodies they should include in a possible Collector’s Edition version of the release.
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