Dead Island: Riptide
Dead Island: Riptide Release Date & Pre-Order Bonuses Confirmed for April 2013
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Deep Silver has revealed the release date and pre-order incentives for Dead Island: Riptide, the sequel to Dead Island that adds water to the equation, as well as a different island paradise known as Palanai to explore. Here's the pre-order deets, straight from the horse's mouth:

  • Pre-order Edition: This version of Dead Island Riptide will include an exclusive pack of weapon mods that allows even more, manifold ways to dispose of the ghastly zombie hordes on Palanai island.
  • Special Retailers Edition: In addition to the weapon mods this version will contain an alternate character skin not obtainable anywhere else! The Special Edition of Dead Island Riptide will only be available at selected retail partners. Details about the retail partners per territory offering the Special Edition will be announced soon. The Special Retailers Edition will also feature an alternative packshot.

Take your pick then... Dead Island: Riptide is due to release on April 23rd, 2013 in North America and April 26th, 2013 for the rest of the world.


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Comment #1 by EDDS
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 @ 10:00:30 AM
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Taking bets on the special edition being exclusive to GAME.

Roll up, roll up.

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Comment #2 by CORPSIE19
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 @ 10:03:02 AM
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cant wait im ganna get the retailers edition cause i only have a walmart in my town lol :)

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Comment #3 by Akatsuki Sensor
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 @ 10:04:57 AM
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Only thing I disliked about Dead Island was the horrendous animations for the characters and the voice acting, the lag was soon fixed so they SHOULD learn the lesson for this. It had so much fucking potential, even with those faults I still loved it. Although I still have nightmares about going through those sewers on my own...

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Comment #4 by kaiyo penguin
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 @ 10:12:04 AM
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im still to finish off dead island actually. Least ill have it done my release day for this though...maybe. :)

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Comment #5 by BUZZARDIO 1080
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 @ 10:30:49 AM
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@3 thats 2 things :).
i hope this is as good as the first , i found it really good fun and loved the story, (first chapter was the best by far,imo)

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Comment #6 by musicman4523
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 @ 10:31:26 AM
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So many people complained about the first game, but I loved it. I did have a character get corrupt and have to start over, and the bugged location achievement pissed me off, but I still enjoyed the hell out of that game. The DLCs were garbage tho, if they do DLC for the next game they need to do a better job and make them both story based and CO-OP. You can't make single player only DLC for a co-op based game, it's just wrong. But I'm looking forward to the next one, I wanna kill more zombies in bikinis!

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Comment #7 by Solomon Fuere
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 @ 10:35:12 AM
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Am I the only one who didn't know they were making a sequel?

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Comment #8 by Jack Frost
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 @ 10:38:33 AM
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Too bad there's nothing about the price...

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Comment #9 by Hoborg
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 @ 10:40:22 AM
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This game is only playable solo with modded weapons.

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Comment #10 by Gentleman
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 @ 10:42:35 AM
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@ #8

It will cost about $49.99 last time I checked.

Not sure what the UK price may be though, somewhere around £39.99 I suppose.

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Comment #11 by ZedChuva
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 @ 10:42:48 AM
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#9 - source?

I've had mine pre-ordered for a couple weeks. Got a nifty steelbook and everything. After putting off getting the game for almost a year, I picked it up, and have logged 150+hrs thus far.

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Comment #12 by Gentleman
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 @ 10:47:35 AM
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@ #11, who me? Or did you mean to ask #9?

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Comment #13 by Akatsuki Sensor
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 @ 11:03:15 AM
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@5 - Wuh oh :O

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Comment #14 by The Phoenix 097
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 @ 11:04:18 AM
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Well , already have my steelbook-case thingy. Just waiting for the disc to put in :p

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Comment #15 by Hayden
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 @ 11:18:14 AM
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@7 it is not a sequel @8 RRP in UK is £44.99 @9 that is incorrect.

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Comment #16 by i got squeezed
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 @ 11:36:25 AM
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@7 This is not a sequel. They said its a spin off

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Comment #17 by cheevo360
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 @ 12:28:45 PM
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Awesome. I enjoyed Dead Island and one of most enjoyment games in 2011. Buggy game of course but still fun and good game. Load of patched already after launched. I believe Riptide will have bugs then patches later on or on day of release just like many games at recent.

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Comment #18 by fresh fish 101
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 @ 12:34:04 PM
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seems like Dead island 1.5... i'll gladly wait til it's $20 thank you very much.

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Comment #19 by jpg30
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 @ 12:44:55 PM
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@1 it doesn't bother me much if GAME get something that just has a couple of skins for example i'll just buy the standard riptide game from anywhere, it annoys me though when GAME gets an exclusive like the bioshock infinite songbird edition, i would love that statue but i loathe GAME and don't want to give them a penny.

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Comment #20 by CyberPunch83
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 @ 01:00:29 PM
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Alternate character skin not available anywhere else.. is that the new gaming industry term for 'overpriced DLC released 6 months after launch?'

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Comment #21 by bigmaples
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 @ 01:52:54 PM
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where the white people at?

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Comment #22 by gravelandx88
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 @ 02:02:49 PM
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I enjoyed playing the first game. I plan on pre-ordering the Special Retailers Edition.

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Comment #23 by Hitchman
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 @ 02:18:32 PM
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@15 and 166 - This game happens directly after the events of the first game. Its a true sequel, with the exact same characters (plus 1 new person). There is a huge game informer article about it. You can import your current characters into the new game.

I wont give any spoilers, but the beginning of Riptide is the very end of the first game. Riptide starts exactly where Dead Island stops. It is not a spin-off but a direct continuation of the first game.

With that being said...I cant wait for Riptide to come out.

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Comment #24 by TeAmExTrEmE737
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 @ 02:20:10 PM
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Dead Island is one of the best Co-Op games. Only problem is it really only fun with co-op, so Ill find a partner to play with :)

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Comment #25 by DecadentBeaver
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 @ 02:31:45 PM
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Damn, the game is out when my missus is due to give birth! Oh well, instead of killing zombies, I'm gonna be changing nappies instead. Love being grown up and responsible.

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Comment #26 by Knaussenheimer
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 @ 02:58:17 PM
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#16 where did you get that gamer picture? that is my favorite show of this year.

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Comment #27 by wickedclowns95
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 @ 03:13:24 PM
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Hey everyone, suck a zombie dick.

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Comment #28 by i got squeezed
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 @ 04:27:45 PM
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@ 26 Go to the gamerpic section and download the CW Arrow pics.

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Comment #29 by WalterWhite
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 @ 08:07:34 PM
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Great news, my favorite memory from the first rodeo was when I got a corrupted profile around level 45 and couldn't play it anymore because it froze my system everytime I loaded my game and months went by without a fix. But I'm sure this one will be perfect.

Fooled me once.

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Comment #30 by Grummy
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 @ 09:09:37 PM
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@25 A-men brother, mines due about a month later, so I got lucky, but I'm feeling your pain, man.

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Comment #31 by INSANE ASHBY 16
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 @ 09:20:42 PM
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Not a day one for me I guess ill wait for q gap in my games I am looking foward too probably wait for the reviews judge by that

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Comment #32 by rafaelator
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 @ 10:04:24 AM
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@25 Congratulations! Don't worry, it's doable. I played DI when my daughter was only 1 month old. :)

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