Dead Island: Riptide
Dead Island: Riptide Gets a New Character, New Screens and New Details
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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.


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Comment #1 by oobawlzmahonyoo
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 10:15:24 AM
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aww dang

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Comment #2 by Samigi
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 10:16:30 AM
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Thought those pics were from Far Cry 3 for a second

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Comment #3 by Grizzlaw
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 10:31:38 AM
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I will never get sick of slaughtering zombies in games keep 'em comin fuckin kill 'em all

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Comment #4 by davidani
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 10:35:07 AM
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I need new pants....

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Comment #5 by 123yhman
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 10:36:31 AM
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This game looks quite nice actually :p

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Comment #6 by JT Gregory
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 10:37:19 AM
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Hi John.

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Comment #7 by Clode101
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 10:39:38 AM
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The zombies can swim now? Lawd have mercy.

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Comment #8 by TigerII
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 10:44:20 AM
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O look, another American character yay

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Comment #9 by Iancarlo
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 10:53:21 AM
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Dude looks like Ellis from L4D2

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Comment #10 by roggor123
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 11:00:27 AM
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Hello John!! I think I might get this game now haha.

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Comment #11 by Lothra
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 11:02:22 AM
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Looks good, but ill skip buying it on launch and pick it up less than half price later, just as I did with the original.

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Comment #12 by LickableLemons7
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 11:06:33 AM
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@2 Likewise.

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Comment #13 by xKRAIZEEMANx
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 11:13:47 AM
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Cannot wait for this!!!

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Comment #14 by Ultimo Godzilla
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 11:21:47 AM
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It's Ellis' friend Keith from Left 4 Dead :)

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Comment #15 by ViolatorX
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 11:24:08 AM
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Really enjoyed the first game, will pick this up at launch.

Anyone think he kinda looks like the author of this post??

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Comment #16 by kaiyo penguin
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 11:34:15 AM
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i know someone called john morgan.....fucking hell.....lmfao.

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Comment #17 by kaiyo penguin
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 11:39:23 AM
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@11 gotta agree about missing the launch. first one copies were £50 odd here at some point. think i ended up getting it for £15. :)

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Comment #18 by ViNyLek
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 12:05:12 PM
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Gameinformer had a nice article about this game last issue (mentioning this guy as well with more info). Still gonna pass on this, but sounds like zombie killers all over the world will be busy again next year LOL

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Comment #19 by E10phoenix
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 12:44:44 PM
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Ellis, is that you? You've grown lol

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Comment #20 by secretkaos187
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 01:07:47 PM
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As long as this game DOES NOT have any game-breaking glitches that the first was plagued with I will get this for sure.

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Comment #21 by Chef Not Chief
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 02:45:52 PM
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John won't make it very far in the game if he doesn't tie his boots.

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Comment #22 by Steakslave
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 03:06:34 PM
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I'd rather play as Dexter Morgan...

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Comment #23 by DougTheJoker
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 03:14:58 PM
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Ellis knock off.... Hmm Even better, Now I get to whoop ass as him in 2 games :D. Any zombie game for me will do

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Comment #24 by oobawlzmahonyoo
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 03:16:32 PM
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John you got some blood on your clothes there guy...and your face.

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Comment #25 by Emperor 95
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 03:41:59 PM
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I would also rather play as Dexter Morgan... Mmmmmmmm. Hannah McKay.

I think he looks like a redneck Hugh Jackman.

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Comment #26 by Evanlorts23
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 04:16:35 PM
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i got this game for 50 bucks when it first came out, literally saw it a month later for 25. i couldnt finish the first one becAuse of all the bugs and crashes...probably going to skip this...

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Comment #27 by l.maciver
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 04:37:27 PM
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holy crap, richard walker is that you? your in dead island?

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Comment #28 by jakekel666
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 04:37:40 PM
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I'd loose the cap on the new character.

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Comment #29 by Beardyboo
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 04:54:36 PM
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Who do you Voodoo bitch!

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Comment #30 by scp1980
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 05:10:57 PM
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Comment #31 by KaoFam
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 05:21:31 PM
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slowly scrolling down and I was like "Ellis?"

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Comment #32 by MakoBallistic
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 05:37:07 PM
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I must have got really lucky when playing the original, sure i encountered glitches, but none that were game breaking, and that was across 3 different characters and about 5 playthroughs.

I will prob wait for it to drop in price though, mainly because of various other games holding much more appeal for me.

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Comment #33 by DarkEvolution90
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 05:38:11 PM
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So tried of playing a zombie game as some ex-(whatever) bad ass, give me a character that actually have to struggle to survive :(

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Comment #34 by Nevander
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 07:55:05 PM
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Looks like Ellis decided he was done being silly.

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Comment #35 by Krafty92
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 08:33:08 PM
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Bet he plays like Sam B being a melee specialist after all...

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Comment #36 by SoulSurvivor43
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 10:14:08 PM
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These L4D comments are bring back good memories. :D

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Comment #37 by Aussie27Legend
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 10:37:32 PM
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Looks very Dead Rising'y actually (not a bad thing, as its a much better game than Dead Island ever was).

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Comment #38 by TriRock
Tuesday, November 06, 2012 @ 03:06:21 AM
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Please spend more time ironing out the bugs and glitches this time.

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Comment #39 by Buruma
Tuesday, November 06, 2012 @ 11:44:25 AM
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Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. I found the first game incredibly disappointing... and not just because of all of the glitches and bugs. It had the potential to be quite epic but in the end it was only epic fail.

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Comment #40 by TeAmExTrEmE737
Tuesday, November 06, 2012 @ 06:09:59 PM
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He kind of looks like Ellis from L4D2.

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US April 23, 2013
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