Dead Island Riptide emerging in 2013

Next entry in franchise arriving next year with new weather system and engine upgrades; character statistics importable from original game.


Dead Island Riptide will seek to pull gamers into its current in 2013, Joystiq reports. The game was announced earlier this summer with no release date attached to it.

The island-themed zombie horror continues in 2013.
The island-themed zombie horror continues in 2013.

Dead Island Riptide is a follow-up to last year's zombie shooter and boasts new weather effects like flooding, as well as general upgrades to its game engine. The game takes place on another island of the archipelago depicted in the original game.

In addition, Dead Island Riptide players will be able to import save information from the original Dead Island. The game is due out for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

The original Dead Island was developed by Techland and released in September 2011 to generally positive review scores. The game shipped 3 million copies and welcomed various add-on packs. Speculation about a follow-up sparked in November, when Techland filed a trademark application for Dead World.

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