It was one of the most popular games of 2011 and if you're looking for an excuse to dive back into the fray, Deep Silver has good news.

Today, the publisher has announced a new mission-based piece of downloadable content for Dead Island. It'll be available on January 31 on both the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Marketplace for $9.99 and and 800 Microsoft Points respectively.

Here's the DLC description from the press release:

"The Ryder White DLC campaign follows the story and perspective of the main game’s antagonist character and allows players to experience the events on Banoi through his eyes. Players will take on the role of Ryder White as a playable character in a single player campaign with several hours of gameplay as well as brand new weapon blueprints."

Dead Island was one of those games that really got people involved. Despite the drawbacks, there was an addictive "gotta kill more zombies" quality that we certainly appreciated, and any single-player DLC is definitely a plus in our books. That's something developers need to produce more of, if we're going to get excited about fresh content.

Related Game(s): Dead Island