We finally got some more information on the sequel to Dead Island!
Excited to be trapped on an island full of the undead once again? Good, because Deep Silver is back with a vengeance. Deep Silver gave out a ton of information regarding to Dead Island: Riptide. Check out the release below:
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. 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.
The game will see the return of the four main characters, along with a new survivor. The new character is set to come with a unique skill tree. It also seems as though the game will be traversing to several ‘dead’ islands this time around, full of familiar enemies, and some new ones as well. Dynamic weather conditions and co-op communication features are only some of the changes we can expect to see in Dead Island: Riptide.
The game also sees the introduction of “hub defense missions,” where survivors will need to place traps, fences, turrets, etc. to stop zombie attacks and protect other survivors in hideouts. The game is set to release sometime this year, and a slew of screenshots were released. You can check out the screenshots below, which also features our first look at the new, playable survivor.