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Dead Island Story-Driven 'Ryder White' DLC Announced
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Techland and Deep Silver have today revealed the first batch of proper story-based DLC for Dead Island with the 'Ryder White' add-on, which offers a unique perspective on the happenings of the ill-fated, zombie-plagued tropical island of Banoi.

You'll be able to play as Dead Island's main antagonist Ryder White in a single-player campaign, giving you the chance to learn more about his motivations, why he believes that he did what he had to do and you'll also apparently get to see White as both a military man and loving husband.

Ryder White will be added as a new playable character as part of the Ryder White DLC, with a story lasting several hours with "twists and turns" along the way. There'll also be two new blueprints and weapons to add to your already rather expansive arsenal.

Dead Island's Ryder White DLC will be out on February 1st, 2012 for 800 Microsoft Points. Here's hoping it's better than the Bloodbath Arena DLC. Check out the first three screens below.


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Comment #1 by Roadhog
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 08:27:53 AM
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Might pick this up. Bit of good ol' zombie killing goes down well with friends!

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Comment #2 by Auburok
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 08:28:31 AM
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Not so sure about single player. The infected runners are bad enough with four players, let alone one.

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Comment #3 by JustAFriend
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 08:28:45 AM
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great game, not that well made but a shed loads of fun with friends, good news this

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Comment #4 by Solomon Fuere
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 08:29:18 AM
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I'd rather have fun-driven.

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Comment #5 by O0mix0O
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 08:32:36 AM
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DESTRO5's cousin should be happy to hear about this.

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Comment #6 by cheevo360
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 08:47:09 AM
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Will buy this in later time after it's release into marketplace is because Feb and March 2012 got load of retail xbox games on way into both months.

I loved Dead Island but this DLC have wait later time.

Mass Effect 3
Max Payne 3
The Darkness 2
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
Soul Calibur V
Ridge Racer: Unbounded
Silent Hill: Downpour
and load more from Feb and March 2012.

That why :)

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Comment #7 by allusiveturtle
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 08:58:11 AM
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@2 - Although they give the name of the person you will be playing as, remember that in the normal campaign that all 4 players could play as the same person if you chose to do so. So, even though they say 'single-player' it just might be they meant campaign and that it will still be able to play in co-op. Either way, I will be getting this, I have actually played the campaign mainly on my own (and dabbled in co-op with another character) - though admittedly I have yet to finish the game, but I do really enjoy this game. I will finish it, it's just that a lot of games came out soon after Dead Islands release, and I switched to other games.

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Comment #8 by Arron114
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 09:09:26 AM
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This game went from really good (the start) to really shit as soon as you got to the city. Shame.

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Comment #9 by Auburok
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 09:11:21 AM
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@7 That's odd, because they strictly advertised vanilla Dead Island as "co-op", and the Bloodbath Arena as DLC that "can be played alone or in coop mode". Single player isn't a combination of words I'd use to describe a coop campaign. My concern is:


Because presumably Ryder is immune for the campaign (he's fighting zombies), what's the point of the four characters from the campaign? That
was the whole point of picking them.


The story was already paper-thin and cliche ridden (made just a bit worse with the ludicrous Bloodbath Arena story), but there's potential to push the story out of the "forgettable" spectrum in to the less desired "so stupid I could never forget it" area.

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Comment #10 by IVIR BLOBBY
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 09:11:48 AM
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Nor buying this due to poor quality of Bloodbath arena, it was boring in solo & grew tiresome & annoying after an hour in co-op. Shame the game itself gave me well over 60 hours of pure bliss too :/

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Comment #11 by Skititlez
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 09:23:16 AM
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So who do players 2-4 get to play as? Random henchmen?

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Comment #12 by Maynard EFC93
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 09:32:30 AM
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I don't think people realise that in single player campaign they mean your gonna be playing alone, As in no CO-OP mode. Looking forward to this, Played through the game alone first then with a mate, Both times were a laugh :). Didn't bother picking up the bloodbath Arena due to the poor score it got on this site.

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Comment #13 by The Pants Party [STAFF]
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 09:36:36 AM
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Man, I really didn't think this would be released so soon after all the delays with Bloodbath. Sold the game last month to fund FFXIII-2 and Kingdoms of Amalur. Plus I'm only on game two of three in the DeathSpank series and I have DA2 and F:NV on the shelf. Might be a while before I get to this!

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Comment #14 by Illicit
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 09:52:38 AM
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Played the game single player 3 times...liked it much more than playing co-op. I skipped the bloodbath arena but will get this. Seems like there will be a bigger focus on guns though (judging from the screen shots), I dunno how I feel about that. I didn't really like the way the guns felt in this game I'd much rather grab a bunch of sharp things and chop off some heads.

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Comment #15 by SevenJesterHats
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 09:57:48 AM
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Dead Island is a fun game to play.

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Comment #16 by big daddy dr3y
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 10:05:34 AM
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So much for me selling my copy for a 40% trade in bonus at Gamestop lol

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Comment #17 by Hansathan
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 10:13:48 AM
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Hopefully there are no game breaking glitches

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Comment #18 by secretkaos187
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 10:31:40 AM
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The "game breaking glitches" are what made me trade this game in.It had it's high points,good co-op,cheezy story...Maybe a proper sequel might I return to Dead Island

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Comment #19 by SuperWoody64
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 10:59:11 AM
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This would be great had the game not deleted my save game at the end.

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Comment #20 by dicky1993
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 11:04:06 AM
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please be a complete edition in a few months pleaseeeeeeeeee

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Comment #21 by Fang Foom
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 11:24:27 AM
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Bet there will Be a horrible achievement like level Ryder up to 50 from 0. Levelling up in this was gruelling!

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Comment #22 by plum
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 11:55:24 AM
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Yeeees this is great news and I loved bloodbath so fun when you have loads of money

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Comment #23 by plum
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 11:57:13 AM
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@21 just do the glitch that's what most people did

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Comment #24 by jbixler
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 11:59:29 AM
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This sounds pretty cool. I haven't gotten time to play Dead Island in a while since it came out. But after I clear my path of all these other games I'll get back into this and probably try this DLC out if it's on Steam since I have it on PC. It's a pretty fun game.

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Comment #25 by Trombonafide
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 12:19:14 PM
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I'm glad this was announced before I had a chance to sell this game. I finished the 1250 last week and was set to sell it on eBay.

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Comment #26 by BeheldBryan
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 01:40:47 PM
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The game was pretty shitty. Random difficulty spikes were probably the most annoying thing. We went from never dieing to being killed in two seconds by a runner.

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Comment #27 by Arenazombie
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 02:28:13 PM
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This was already announced when the game came out.
When you look in the main menu under downloadable content it said Bloodbath Arena and Ryder White Campaign from the day it came out.

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Comment #28 by SumHydroponic
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 02:32:52 PM
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Wasn't sure this was still coming out, so I traded it in last month. I've been seeing it dirt cheap, so I may pick up another used copy.

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Comment #29 by Bucksea
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 02:33:54 PM
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The bloodbath DLC was truly awful. Hopefully this will restore some pride

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Comment #30 by salsoulnutter
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 02:45:57 PM
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Just finished tha campaign yesterday, took me over fourty hours, buy I'd
still be up for some more zombie bashing.
Yes it's repetetive, but I found it just as much fun killing walker No.1
as I did killing walker No. 4783.
Can't wait for this DLC.

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Comment #31 by ViNyLek
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 03:32:48 PM
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Too bad screens are only of his military versions, I'd rather see his family man look=P

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Comment #32 by bearmod
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 03:59:06 PM
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Didn't pick up the first DLC pack but I'll get this for sure

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Comment #33 by Off The WaLL
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 04:37:45 PM
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I like it

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Comment #34 by CenozoicZombie
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 04:50:19 PM
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Got my copy as part of the special edition pack. I thought Bloodbath Arena wasn't that bad. They could have made it so you could select a difficulty on each map rather than having each map locked into a certain difficulty. Looking forward to this new DLC.

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Comment #35 by PANIC ATTACK 10
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 07:26:35 PM
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i havent beaten the disc game yet. my wallet is taking a pounding lol. but i love this game. analog controls makes it more realistic. but with skyrim & a load of RPGs, just dont know if i have the time to play it. heck i still have some xbox originals to beat. plus 20 kinect games! damn, this system has really taken off with some amazing titles!

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Comment #36 by KingVyper
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 08:38:46 PM
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Will have to try it!

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Comment #37 by Hansathan
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 @ 04:28:00 AM
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Just heard a rumor there are no cheevos added for this dlc. If so, it's gonna be a pass for me. Too many freezing issues to warrant me spending $10 on a dlc with no new cheevos. Shame, cuz I loved 85% of my time with this game.

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Comment #38 by Snufaluffugus
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 @ 06:43:18 AM
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So we can expect it sometime in June then? Cause Bloodbath Arena was supposed to be out shortly after launch. Arena would have made a much funner way of reaching level 50 than grinding selling a bunch of oleander for about 2 hours.

I really liked this game but the idea of releasing single player DLC is stupid as hell. At least half the fun of this game was playing with buddies. I only hope there is no achievements so I don't feel compelled to buy this. I liked the game when it came out despite the massive lag issues, but the companies handling of its affairs since launch has been very disappointing and makes me really question whether I would buy a sequel.

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Comment #39 by alxfroghunters
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 @ 10:39:19 AM
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Dead Island needs more chainsaws !

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Comment #40 by M00P23
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 02:15:59 PM
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Got about 36 hours into this game already so pretty excited for the new dlc

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