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 ūüôā 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

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WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

That's awesome, the first game was great fun but had enough bugs and lack of mission-coolness to make it a $50 title so this seems appropriate in more ways than one.

Rogueagent01
Rogueagent01
8 years ago

If they fix the connection issues then I will consider buying it. I am still mad that I could play with someone from halfway around the world with no problem, but couldn't get a stable connection with someone who lived 20 minutes away. And to be clear we have played several other games with absolutely no issue so it was Dead Island and not our connections.

DeadReaper
DeadReaper
8 years ago

Excited about this. Really enjoyed the 1st. Hopefully this will be the first step in a long run for this title.

___________
___________
8 years ago

sweet!
2 things, add in proper missions, IE not EVERYTHING being a fetch quest!
and please for the love of god remove the weapon breaking system, its just so stupid!
whole point of this game is to have fun ripping zombies to shreds!
kinda hard to do that when your worried about breaking your favourite weapon.

they really need to sit down and have a look at dead islands original trailer, you know the infamous teaser trailer that made it look like a drama title.
thats what this really should be!
id love to see a story driven zombie game!
id be cool to have the emotion and story of a david cage game mixed in with the open world, and tech of dead island.
dead island could of been such a awesome game only if they had a bit more of a story to it, removed the stupid weapon breaking system, and actually had proper missions instead of everything being one long fetch quest!

duomaxwell007
duomaxwell007
8 years ago

end of a console cycle eh? lol console cycles dont usually end until the next gen console is already out.. I mean how many GOOD games was PS2 still getting even when PS3 came out? PS2 still released quality titles monthly for like the first 1-2 years of PS3s release before ps3 finally became affordable to all… thats what Id consider the "end of a console cycle"

berserk
berserk
8 years ago

Bah , pretty sure it s just a fake reason hiding the real one .

I loved the first one and that price just make the chance of me buying it even more likely .All this to say they probably just think the sales will be greater that way .


Last edited by berserk on 6/12/2012 6:58:36 AM

duomaxwell007
duomaxwell007
8 years ago

double post


Last edited by duomaxwell007 on 6/11/2012 9:04:31 AM