Dead Island: Riptide Game Information & Trailer

Dead Island: Riptide is an upcoming action role-playing survival horror video game developed by Techland and published by Deep Silver, set for release in April 2013 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Windows. Although described as a spin-off, the game's story picks up right after where Dead Island left off, as the five survivors arrive on another island in the Banoi archipelago, which has also been overrun by zombies.


The characters thought they had escaped the terrors of Banoi and survived the apocalypse on a corrupted paradise. Their fate took a turn for the worse. The Dead Island heroes escaped in a helicopter to the safety of a military ship, but when a furious storm hits and the virus suddenly spreads throughout the crew, the nightmare starts all over again, leaving hope drowning in the rising tides. Sounds like this game will fun to everyone.

Dead Island Riptide - Official Gameplay CGI Trailer

They Thought Wrong

They thought they had escaped...
Having survived the ordeals of the zombie infestation on the once beautiful island resort of Banoi...

They thought they were safe...
... the group of survivors thought they had finally found a safe place to escape from this terrifying nightmare.

They thought wrong...
Shortly after the battle-hardened team had landed their helicopter on a military ship, a furious storm hits and havoc quickly spreads on board.

Hope is drowning.
Together with newcomer John Morgan they find themselves struggling for their lives again, stranded on the secluded island of Palanai with its luxurious town of Henderson surrounded by deep jungles and mangrove swamps.

Dead Island Riptide Plot:

Dead Island Riptide picks up right where the original game left off, with the same four survivors, Sam B, Xian Mei, Logan Carter and Purna. Because of a tropical storm the chopper crashes. The crew land on a military ship where, due to a raging monsoon and the fact that our survivors are infected, an all-new zombie outbreak occurs onboard. This forces players to flee the ship or the ship runs aground (media reports are conflicting). The survivors end up on the island of Palanai in the South Pacific. Palanai includes the city of Henderson.

Joining the four survivors from the last game is a fifth character, John Morgan. John is a Navy ship cook, however he trained himself in hand-to-hand combat. (Page 82 of the Nov 12 Game Informer.)

In a flooded church in the middle of a jungle, the only way to get to the next area is by going through some tunnels underneath the church. So in Breaching the Tunnels quest, the player must carry a water pump to the church. They must them get the water pump going to clear the tunnel, which causes a lot of noise, and requires the player to fend off incoming zombies for several minutes while the water is clearing.

Players need supplies to set up their defenses, and have travel by boat to scavenge heavy weaponry and supplies from the downed chopper. The players must also find gas for the water pump.
There is a lot of action on the water, with boats needed to get around waterlogged sections of the island. There are zombies wandering around submerged by the water or stuck in the swamps. There are explosive mines, poison mines and sonic mines.

At the church the player can set up the a pair of miniguns ripped from the chopper on the second floor to cover various angles of zombie approach, put up chain-link fencing to cover up a few doorways for a little while, and drop mines in the surrounding swamp. As soon as the pump is going, many appear, shuffling up and tearing the wire barricades. During this attack there is environmental weather.