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AU Shippin' Out April 22-27: Dead Island: Riptide

Survival horror fans can pick up first-person shooter Dead Island: Riptide to get their zombie slaying fix.


First-person shooter Dead Island: Riptide was met with controversy for its Zombie Bait Edition last year, but that won’t stop the game from shuffling onto Aussie shelves this week.

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The game picks up after the events of the original Dead Island, with characters Sam B, Logan Carter, Xian Mei, and Purna making a return. New character John Morgan will be making his debut in the game.

Dead Island: Riptide hits shelves on April 23 for the 360, PS3, and PC. A Techland representative revealed earlier this year that the game will not be released on Wii U, and stated that the decision was not related to the technical capabilities of the game’s engine.

A Dead Island film is also in the works at Lionsgate (The Hunger Games, Dogma). Development of the movie will be led by The Mummy producer Sean Daniel and his company. Accompanying Daniel on the project will be post-production leader Stefan Sonnenfeld (Pirates of the Caribbean, X-Men: The Last Stand).

An add-on to 2012's role-playing game Dragon's Dogma, titled Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen, will also be out in retail this week. Described as a “major expansion” by developer Capcom, the game will include improvements to the general gameplay experience, such as easier travel and a refined menu, and will allow players to bring across their pre-existing Dragon's Dogma save.

Anyone who already owns Dragon's Dogma will receive 100,000 Rift Crystals, unlimited Ferrystones, and the Gransys Armour Pack, which features six new costumes. Capcom has already said it is "favourably considering" a full-blown sequel to Dragon's Dogma.

For more details on the games being released this week, check out the full list below.

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April 23, 2013
Dead Island: Riptide (360, PS3, PC)
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (360, PS3)

April 24, 2013
Injustice: Gods Among Us (Wii U)
Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine (360)

April 26, 2013
Star Trek the Video Game (360, PS3, PC)

April 27, 2013
Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins (3DS)

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