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10:15 AM on 01.29.2013

It's 'ridiculous' to call Dead Island trailers misleading

When Dead Island first got our attention, it did so with a bang. The infamous CGI video presented the game's zombie apocalypse as something tragic, personal, and deeply affecting, a far cry from the reality of a game that's m...

Jim Sterling

9:30 AM on 01.24.2013

Dead Island Riptide gets a nine minute gameplay video

Deep Silver has seen fit to grace the realm with nine minutes of Dead Island Riptide gameplay footage. The game's not shown off much moving imagery yet, so this nice hefty chunk is most welcome! The pre-alpha footage shows o...

Jim Sterling



Deep Silver deeply regrets gruesome Dead Island statue photo
Deep Silver deeply regrets gruesome Dead Island statue
by Kyle MacGregor

Dead Island has turned heads since its very inception, but Deep Silver bit off more than it could chew today with its latest promotion for the series. The publisher received a torrent of negative feedback upon unveiling Dead Island Riptide's Zombie Bait Edition. After weighing fan response, the company has apologized for the limited edition and its "gruesome statue of a zombie torso." 

"We sincerely regret this choice," Deep Silver announced via Twitter. "For now, we want to reiterate to the community, fans and industry how deeply sorry we are, and that we are committed to making sure this will never happen again." 

Deep Silver's plans for the horrific bust remain unclear at present. In its statement the company made no mention of plans to alter or remove any contents from the package.

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7:44 AM on 01.15.2013

Dead Island Riptide 'Zombie Bait' Edition is turbo gross

[Update: Deep Silver's US department has wished to make it clear that Zombie Bait Edition is for Europe only, and will not be available in the United States. Instead, it'll only offer the previously announced Collector's Edit...

Jim Sterling

1:30 PM on 01.10.2013

Dead Island Riptide Collector's Edition includes suitcase

Dead Island Riptide is getting a Collector's Edition in North America and the contents were all voted on by fans. The "Rigor Mortis Edition" includes a zombie hula girl bobble figure, zombie arm bottle opener, bungalow key, a...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:00 AM on 11.16.2012

Dead Island's Sam B has a new music video

This is a little ridiculous. So, I guess that, in the Dead Island version of the world, Sam B teamed up with Chamillionaire on a track before taking his fateful gig in Banoi. And there's now a music video for it, which ...

Conrad Zimmerman





2:00 AM on 11.06.2012

Fifth playable character in Dead Island Riptide announced

If you got bored of the four characters that were in the original Dead Island, I'm sure you'll be happy to know that a fifth playable character is on his way to the Dead Island Riptide roster. John Morgan (who can be seen&nbs...

Brett Zeidler

3:00 PM on 10.30.2012

Dead Island: Riptide coming April 23 in North America

Dead Island: Riptide will be arriving in North America on April 23 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Along with the release date info is news of a special edition that you can get if you pre-order the game from partici...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:00 PM on 09.18.2012

Dead Island Riptide tries again with another CGI trailer

Dead Island first forcibly grabbed the attention of the gaming populace with that trailer, the beautiful bit of digital art that said nothing about the game but got everybody very excited. With Dead Island Riptide, Deep Silv...

Jim Sterling

11:15 AM on 09.03.2012

PAX: Dead Island Riptide to feature character crossover

It's Prime time for some Dead Island time. Or at least it was for me upon visiting the Deep Silver booth this weekend at PAX 2012! I got a chance to sit down for an extended sneak peek of Dead Island Riptide, helmed by produc...

Holly Green

10:45 AM on 08.28.2012

Project Hell is a medieval Dead Island spin-off

Techland has revealed it is working on a new game currently titled Project Hell. Based on a Dead Island mod, this spin-off title will give us first-person brutalizing in a medieval setting.  The game has been spun off fr...

Jim Sterling

4:00 PM on 07.14.2012

Dead Island: From lame of the year to game of the year

Last month marked the release of Dead Island - Game of the Year Edition, a feat that some might say would test the very definition of the term "Game of the Year" itself. In an industry atmosphere plagued by constant rehashes ...

Holly Green

9:00 PM on 06.11.2012

Dead Island Riptide is not Dead Island 2, will cost $50

[Update: Aubrey Norris reached out to us to clarify that when she stated "This isn't Dead Island 2," she was referring only to the title of the game and pointed us to another tweet from earlier this morning which states this ...

Holly Green

2:35 PM on 06.05.2012

E3: Dead Island Riptide announced

Deep Silver has just announced that Dead Island Riptide is in full development for consoles and PCs. Techland, the same studio that made the original game, is working on the sequel. More information will be revealed "later th...

Patrick Hancock

1:30 PM on 05.22.2012

Dead Island GOTY Edition confirmed, available this summer

[Update: We at Destructoid would like to point out that, excepting the inclusion of the "Ripper" pre-order item, it would be less expensive right now for North American PC players to purchase the individual components which m...

Holly Green

11:30 PM on 05.17.2012

Dead Island 2 rumors strongly denied by Deep Silver

Despite an earlier report from IGN Germany, it appears Deep Silver is not currently working on Dead Island 2 with Yager Development; in fact, they're not working on it at all. The initial story claimed an ad had surfaced seek...

Holly Green