Dead Island: Riptide Gets a New Character, New Screens and New Details
Written Monday, November 05, 2012 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Deep Silver has revealed more details about Dead Island: Riptide today, including a first look at the game's fifth character, John Morgan. Joining the original four protagonists from the first Dead Island, John is a US Navy man with expertise in hand-to-hand combat. With his US Navy career taking a wrong turn, John finds himself working as the cook on a military ship. Erm... Under Siege, anyone? Presumably, nobody beats him in the kitchen.
The town of Henderson has also been unveiled as a new location on the island of Palanai, where our intrepid survivors find themselves. Situated in the once beautiful Banoi archipelago, Henderson has a Mediterranean vibe, with the port town proving a luxurious place for the wealthy yacht owners and eco tourists that visit Palanai.
Of course, like the majority of Riptide's locations, Henderson is flooded in monsoon water and falling into disrepair. You'll need to find higher ground and avoid what terrors lurk beneath the waters. Check out the new Dead Island: Riptide screenshots below (there's five in the gallery), as well as an image of John Morgan looking all beaten up and moody. Dead Island: Riptide is out in April 2013.