Dead Island Riptide Zombie Bait edition revealed

"Ultra collectible" version of zombie game coming exclusively to United Kingdom at launch in April; includes decapitated female statue.


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Deep Silver today announced the Dead Island Riptide Zombie Bait edition, an "ultra collectible" version of the upcoming shooter due for release exclusively in the United Kingdom at launch on April 26, 2013. It will retail for £99.99 ($160).

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The focus of the Zombie Bait Edition is a hand-painted 31cm-by-18.5cm resin statue of a decapitated bikini-clad female torso. According to Deep Silver, the statue is a "grotesque take on an iconic Roman marble torso sculpture."

"We wanted to provide a unique collector's edition that was utterly 'Dead Island' and would make a striking conversation piece on any discerning zombie gamer's mantel," said Deep Silver sales and marketing director Paul Nicholls in a statement.

In addition, the Dead Island Zombie Bait edition includes a steelbook case for the game, collectible artwork cards, and an "exclusive" pack of weapon mods. According to Deep Silver, the Zombie Bait edition will be "strictly limited" and is due for release only for Xbox 360.

The Zombie Bait edition will be exclusive to the UK, but gamers in the United States are also set to receive a Dead Island collector's edition. The Rigor Mortis version launches on April 23 at $80 and includes a zombie hula girl bobble figurine, a zombie arm bottle opener magnet, a keychain, and various in-game perks.

For more on Dead Island Riptide, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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I'm a huge horror fan in general (Excited for Glasgow Frightfest next month) and was actually somewhat excited by the torso... Not in THAT way... pfft :)

It would've fit quite well with my collection of horror memorabilia... *shrugs*

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@PSYCHOV3N0M @Henninger Please tell me how I was complaining??? I said i thought it was stupid. Nothing more. Now if i said "OMG this is fucking disgusting. How could Deep Silver promote such a gross & disgusting statue dipicting women in such a manner. They should be ashamed of themselves." If I said that or something along those lines, then i would say i'm complaining. But im not. So go get a tissue for your private part & wipe it up cuz i think i touched a nerve when i said something u probably thought is cool was stupid. & no i cant get something for less then 20 bucks if it hasnt come out yet. So in other words GROW UP.

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This (statue) doesn't appeal to me in the slightest cuz I'm a bit squeamish, but I got no problem with it. Different strokes for different folks ya dig?

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@PSYCHOV3N0M @Henninger He just said he didn't like it is all, he didn't complain. Touchy fanboys, I swear

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What the bloody hell is that?

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@DesertLynx83 Its the Venus de Milo. Seeing how the Milo is actually naked and has a head, Id say this is the more censored version.

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This is a stupid idea while the video game industry is under the microscope for being blamed for why crazy white boys commit mass murder.

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I take it zombies like British boobs? Haha, pretty cool exclusive nonetheless.

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Neat Trailer.. lame statue, ha

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And so it sold solely on boobs....Hell yeah.

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They should of added some waterfall action. Breast Implant sticking out the side ripped open. Water running down the side from it.

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What is with all you sissies?!! You people play violent and grotesque games every day. It's a shredded torso for a ZOMBIE GAME!!! And the reason it's a womans' torso is most likely because 85% of gamers are male. And if the boobs were ripped up, it would be way more gruesome and probably banned everywhere. If you don't like it... fine. Just don't whine about it like it's offensive. If you're offended by this awesome statue then you need to be living in a bubble.

What do you think it's gonna look like when the REAL zombie apocalypse happens?

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@Vodoo Awesome statue ?????!!!.....r u really that horny ??

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"...when..."? Interesting choice of words there kid...

(Is that paranoia I'm sensing?)

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Awesome. Don't get the backlash, though

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I will state the same thing I stated elsewhere... Yeah, I gotta agree with you ( I don't know how fans of the game can possibly call this offensive or gruesome. I'm a woman, and a fan of the game (just put in about 4 hours last night), and if I'm offended by anything, it's a company wanting to charge me a boatload of money for some super special limited edition with a bunch of crap I don't need. I just want the damned game.

I have read the comments of innumerable people on several gaming sites, and I'm rather surprised by all the backlash. Intent is a large part of anything, and when this edition was announced, Deep Silver stated the statue is a "grotesque take on an iconic Roman marble torso sculpture." Now whether you think it's in good taste or bad, I'm not sure how you can really take offense by it. You spend 99% of your time in-game hacking the hell out of zombies. There are usually hunks of male and female zombies on the ground when you're finished, that look just like the statue. For heaven's sake people, that's all it is...just an imagine from your game. There is no political, or sexist meaning behind it. I TOTALLY get people not liking it. I just don't get their reasoning behind it.

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I meant to say...."that's all it is...just an IMAGE from your game."

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i thing that this ummm statuette is sort of extreme.

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I just want good ole zombie slaying. I, for one, cannot wait for this game. Sure the 1st one had a few glitches, but damn did it have potential! I am excited about this one. Hope it KILLS!

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Wow, this is really classy :P

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Update: DeepSilver is apologizing for this:

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Hilarious! I would set it in my front yard half buried.

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not getting it, the statue is a stupid marketing ploy for men that most zombie aficionado and collectors wouldnt want because its not focused on zombies, its a pair of undamaged big boobs with cuts and blood around them.

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@hampton2003 No one asked if you were getting it, nor does anyone care.

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Idiots and their money are easily parted.

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I don't want you guy to judge me, but if the bra is removable, I will get this and mod it.

When you squish the boobs, real breastmilk will come out. At last I will satisfy my fetish. Most girls break up with me when I try milking them. Shit sucks.

Thanks God, breastmilk is widely available online.

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@jorge69696 wtf? lol

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@jorge69696 Have you tried mating with a cow? I mean, we drink their milk everyday, I don't think it makes much of a difference to get it directly from the source

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@jorge69696 while that sounds a little creepy the article says it's a resin statue so that would mean the boobs are solid you wouldn't be able to squeeze them

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Time to practice my titfucking skills.

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Good luck not snapping your twig.

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wow come on, it is funny how the boobs are untouched...still doesn't hide the fact that the statue is still stupid.

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Needs more gore on the actually boobs, sticking out like they do they would be more likely to get torn apart.

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ok is it just me or does that statue just seem a little creepy?

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@MajinSquall yeah the British flag creeps me out also.

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@snoos @MajinSquall ^_^ (i'm british by the way)

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Ok, I won't call him pretentious with the comparation, i'll just say it's a little of bad taste. I'm all for boobs and gore in my games but when they combine it like this... I'll go for the standard Ed.

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omg i love boobs. i'd preorder it if it wasn't britain only.

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Using a half-naked and decapitated woman's torso to market your game just isn't something that sits well with me. I don't know. Maybe this will somehow increase their sales, but I know they've lost at least one sale, as I can only speak for myself. As someone who has been gaming for 30 years, this is exactly the kind of shit we don't need to be seeing in the industry right now.

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@SlimeSwayze You ever heard of the Venus De mlio? Thats what this Bust is supposed to parody.

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That statue will definitely sell millions of copies of the game XD

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What is so great about this statue??? I dont see why ppl like this thing. I'm not grossed out or offended in any way. I think its stupid though. Just give me the game. The statue isnt neccessary.

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That statue makes no sense whatsoever, it's like mixing Ice-cream with Pizza... One thing deprives the other just looking at it. Modern Mona Lisa is so messed up it's not even art anymore. I'll stick to old art thank you very much...

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@ShadowOfKratos i would eat a pizza flavoured ice cream but i'm not touching that statue it's just "wrong" and creepy

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@MajinSquall @ShadowOfKratos

You uhh.... do realize Pizzas are served hot, right? Hot ice-cream? Basically you'd be drinking a milk-shake with salty cheese and ketchup out of a cone. Add a british flag around it and it pretty much looks like that statue...

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I just find this thing funny. It's arlight, not gross to the max. any movie prop will have this.

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I never had any interest in playing the first game but that statue makes me wish I lived in the UK right now. That thing is just as awesome and gory as some of the props in the Frazetta's costume/halloween shop near me. It's owned by Frank Frazetta's son so you see some pretty sweet stuff in there.

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see the American special edition isn't bad and has some kinda clever bonus extras. but this is just tacky, tasteless and *hit