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Dead Island: Riptide doesn't look like it will add the AAA polish and sheen that the original Dead Island's detractors found missing; however, it does add a nail gun.
Philosophically, that jibes with the spirit of the sequel to Techland and Deep Silver's co-operative, zombie-filled title. Fans of the first game were more than willing to overlook its technical faults — its jagged corners, graphical glitches, collision impossibilities — to bask in the violence of its four-player multiplayer offering. Based on a 20-minute PAX East demo, it seems like that violence is back in large measure, and its multiplayer experience refined.
Case in point: Players can now paint targets with a simple press of the D-pad, showing their teammates exactly what to interact with, or which zombie to...
The latest gameplay footage of Dead Island: Riptide introduces new zombie types and familiar faces from the first game as they find themselves back on a zombie infested island.
The original characters were rescued from Banoi at the conclusion of the Dead Island. The latest trailer illustrates how they are brought to a military ship and are promptly placed under arrest.
While in lockup they meet a gruff soldier who was part of huge humanitarian search and rescue operation. The trailer goes on to describe how the virus releases once more, introducing the premise of Dead Island: Riptide.
Dead Island: Riptide launches on April 23 in North America for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC.
Custom vehicle creators at Xquisite have pieced together a fully-fortified Dead Island Riptide-styled pickup truck, using a standard Ford Ranger and modifying it with additions such as fully-armored windows, rear-mounted mini-gun, spiked wheels and a front-end barricade.
The creation of the truck is documented in a two-part series on YouTube (which you can find both above and below), offering a detailed look at how the vehicle was first designed and then brought to life.
In partnership with Dead Island Riptide publisher Deep Silver, the Riptide pickup truck is scheduled to arrive at various undisclosed events where those who spot the vehicle and upload its image to Twitter under the hashtag #RiptideTour will receive prizes related to the upcoming Dead Island title. With any luck it...
The first gameplay footage of Dead Island Riptide offers a demonstration of one of the new features being brought to the sequel, hub-defense.
The 9-minute video posted above demonstrates the system in which the player scavenges for machine gun turrets which are then brought back to their base to defend against waves of zombies. The gameplay footage suggests turrets can only be placed in pre-defined areas around the base, while the player can also use chain-link fencing to seal entryways through to the base.
Boats are also a new addition to the zombie sequel and can be boarded by multiple characters, one to steer the boat while another fires a turret against enemy undead. These will become the only way to travel to areas of the island following a monsoon.
Dead Island Riptide launches...