When Deep Silver unveiled Dead Island: Riptide , fans had lots of questions.
The problem was that we didn't really get any specific details, besides the statement that this would be a "new entry" in the franchise. So was it a remake or a sequel? What's the deal?
Well, according to Deep Silver PR mistress Aubrey Norris (as cited by Ripten ), Riptide is most certainly not a remake of the original Dead Island . As her simple Twitter clarification read: "It is a new game. Not a remake."
Part of the reason some believed it to be a remake is because some online retailers listed the game with a $49.99 price point, $10 cheaper than normal. But Norris elaborated by saying:
"That’s not a placeholder 🙂 that’s the real price! It’s the end of a console cycle- we think this price makes a lot more sense given that :)"
Okay, cool. Maybe other publishers will do the same…? At any rate, now we know Dead Island: Riptide is something entirely new, so we can renew our love affair with slaying hordes of zombies. …wait, did we really have to renew it? It's always there for gamers, right?
Related Game(s): Dead Island: Riptide