Dead Island: Riptide
Dead Island: Riptide Vid is Swimming in Gameplay Footage
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Here’s a nice, lengthy bit of gameplay footage from Deep Silver’s upcoming zombie sequel, Dead Island: Riptide.

Coming in at over nine minutes, and with commentary by creative producer Alex Toplansky, the vid gives a decent impression of what to expect once the game hits North America on April 23rd and Europe and Australia on April 26th. Check it out below.

And if you want to learn even more about Dead Island: Riptide, we've got an interview and a preview with your name on it.

Quite nice to be talking about the game and not that ill-judged special edition, innit?


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Comment #1 by Ollie Stacey
Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 08:12:03 AM
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Looks very much like the first but hopefully this time the gameplay is less laggy. Can't wait to see what new monsters they've come up with.

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Comment #3 by King LA Raider
Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 08:17:29 AM
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Not much seems to have changed in terms of gameplay, pretty much seems like an Expansion, But still i look forward to buying/playing it.

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Comment #4 by Brengun
Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 08:19:49 AM
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Look a fat one that spits bile, that's original! Yeah it looks a bit better, but if the whole thing is one big fetch quest again like the last one, I think there may be too many other good games coming out for this to compete.

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Comment #5 by pined5551
Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 08:21:49 AM
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@2 ??

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Comment #6 by EngagedMetal7
Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 08:23:06 AM
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@5, dunno, fuckers musta stuck some freaky mind control shit in that boi.

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Comment #7 by Steakslave
Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 08:25:24 AM
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Thumbs down for these garbage games. I wanted so much to like the first one, but it was a mess. I see nothing new here. The zombie models still look terrible & the hud/menus are still ugly.

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Comment #8 by Ham Woopan
Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 08:28:21 AM
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Hopefully they fix the bug eyed characters in the cutscenes. Scariest part of the game.

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Comment #9 by XRizerX
Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 08:29:24 AM
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What a splendid idea...

Let's RE-release a glitch ridden game that has zero staying power and no replay value and add more water to it.

If people buy this they need to consider buying a gun and a bullet first.

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Comment #10 by BiggD
Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 08:34:49 AM
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Never having played the first one, does anyone recommend jumping straight into this one?

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Comment #11 by SK L4xX
Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 08:46:05 AM
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lol judging by the video it still has the damn auto-aim...i couldn't play the game on pc because you cant turn it off...hope they change it if they release this on the pc

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Comment #12 by Wortsenawl
Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 08:58:25 AM
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@9 - I gotta say, I loved the first game. I don't think I encountered any glitches while playing it. If I did, they weren't game breaking enough to live long in my memory.

I for one have this one pre-order and cannot wait.

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Comment #13 by Rusty Nail zh
Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 09:02:07 AM
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Well, looks like the 1st game. Zombies sound the same and the music aswell. Travelling has changed and the "protect the fortress" type of gameplay can add a twist to it. Will buy it, but hope that there will be more new stuff!

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Comment #14 by King LA Raider
Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 09:14:44 AM
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@10 You might as well just pick Riptide up when its released, its not really one of those games where you have to follow storylines.

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Comment #15 by Josh Benton
Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 09:16:57 AM
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Nothing seems to have changed accept the whole "hub defense". You would think a sequel they would change it up. The combat doesn't even seem more refined and the map still looks tedious. Also, they still have horrible voice acting people.

Even the music is the same, even the way they throw canisters, i'm just not sold.

It looks the same and it looks to have that cheap feel about it. I really liked the first, but i don't think i can spend money on this when it looks exactly the same in almost every aspect.

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Comment #16 by rrushn
Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 09:39:59 AM
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hmm, gonna wait for good reviews or bargain bin I think.

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Comment #17 by Dervius
Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 09:53:19 AM
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Why would they release pre-alpha fottage if it's so similar to the first game? It hasn't demonstarted anything remotely different from it's predecessor.

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Comment #18 by Jack Frost
Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 11:07:13 AM
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Uhmahgerd! Did they just kill zombies with guns?! That is certainly an improvement from the first game where guns were virtually useless.

Still looks like it's gonna be a blast to play with 3 friends.

Oh, and Techland? When we get into those catacombs after draining the water, can you please give us a fucking map? You should be beaten for the sewer and prison levels in the first game for not providing one.

@#10 - 2 reasons you should play the first: 1) Riptide will allow you to import your character, and 2) it's cheap, and if you find out you don't like the game, you can save yourself the full price of Riptide.

Having said that, be sure to play the first one with friends or it's not as much fun.

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Comment #19 by xX THE GRIX Xx
Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 11:28:33 AM
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I'll say one thing: I am very worried that this is the company that picked up Saints Row and Metro from THQ.

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Comment #20 by cheevo360
Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 11:38:20 AM
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Dead Island really had show what horror we need for RPG elements. Dead Island is one of best co-op I ever played. I knew there fill and full of bugs but they fixed it just after game launched. As for me from watched this video gameplay and graphics look slight improved over DI and less lags. Look like DI Riptide might come with less then giant bugs when game launch this April. I hope so and I knew video gameplay just show short and there might giant bugs somewhere around in game but I felt this game less bugs then DI were.

Look forward this game lots.

DI Riptide is not only achievements, single-player and co-op story for I look forward to as I look forward play fun on it in between from start to end story just like DI. :)

My favourite things in DI is through jungles with my friends and killing lots of walking zombies and infected zombies. That my favourite area of game is Jungles. I loved leveling up in this game and create weapons and items. I loved one mission most of others is that you go through police office and it is quite scary around there with some darkness as well cells where you unlock door and zombie waiting for you unlock it and fights or even one zombie lying down in cell and willing stand up when you front of her or him. I remember near end of game where you through prisons and escape to chopper so it is quite challenge and little bit frustrated. Ram Zombie is only frustrate enemy in game but he is easy if dodge lots and quickly shoots or throw stuffs at him to killed him.

Fun game. :D

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Comment #21 by Josh Benton
Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 11:51:50 AM
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@20. You're about 12 aren't you?

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Comment #22 by cheevo360
Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 12:01:23 PM
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#21 What you talk about? My age is 27. Why you want knew? Lol

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Comment #23 by Miramax7000
Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 01:18:59 PM
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@21 English probably not his 1st language lol
@20 Great comment mate! Was fun to read. The 1st game was really great for co-op (probably not quite as good in single player).

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Comment #24 by Yourburntstar
Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 02:49:48 PM
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I am literally the only person who has been over the zombie phase for a long time now.

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Comment #25 by Fire Mage
Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 03:28:05 PM
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These defenses are likely going to be a pain in the ass. I almost always hate location defense sections in games.

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Comment #26 by SUBLIMETROJAN5
Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 04:00:23 PM
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I am definitely buying Riptide.I loved the 1st game.Sure it had some bugs, but they did not hinder my gameplay at all.CO-OP play was outstanding and the achievements were pretty decent.This will be in my collection on day 1....

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Comment #27 by psyco2084
Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 04:36:07 PM
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i can't wait until it comes out, it looks amazing

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Comment #28 by WalterWhite
Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 05:52:55 PM
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I'll wait for this to be twenty bucks and read the forums everyday until then to make sure it's not a broken mess like the first game.

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Comment #29 by i got squeezed
Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 11:19:52 PM
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I cant tell if this is the first one or the so called sequel

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Comment #30 by ZOMBEONE
Friday, January 25, 2013 @ 12:57:23 AM
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It still has terrible Australian accents.

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Comment #31 by superstarpro25
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 @ 07:47:38 AM
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I Love a good zombie game, dead Island was great fun, liked the weapons. will get this game for sure :]

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Comment #32 by H3llDuck
Friday, February 01, 2013 @ 02:15:16 PM
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I cant wait for this

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US April 23, 2013
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