Dead Island Riptide – Now Available, Watch this Launch Trailer

Apr 23, 2013

Be sure to read our review, too.


Dead Island Riptide Review

Apr 22, 2013

The story picks up immediately where the original ended. Discussion and exposition regarding the virus and those immune to it (the playable characters) emerges some hostile emotion towards the militaristic and the PMC named Serpo, control of your well-being. A torrential storm hits the ship, as does the virus that plagued Banoi. It wouldn’t be much of a continuation if something catastrophic didn’t happen.

Dead Island Riptide – How to Change the FOV on PC

Apr 22, 2013

This is a guide on how to change the FOV where it is currently stuck at 62.5 for performance and other reasons explained by Deep Silver PR. This guide is also applicable to Dead Island (2011) and the Dead Island: Game of the Year Edition as well. This guide focuses on the location and names of Dead Island Riptide.

Sumthing Else Music Works set to release Dead Island Riptide Original Soundtrack

Apr 19, 2013

Sumthing Else Music Works, the premier label dedicated to licensing and distributing video game soundtracks, today announced the release of the original music score from DEAD ISLAND RIPTIDE, the upcoming installment in the multi-million selling zombie action RPG franchise developed by Deep Silver. The DEAD ISLAND RIPTIDE Original Soundtrack is scheduled for a worldwide physical release on April 23rd, 2013 to retail outlets through Sumthing Else Music Works, and for digital download at, Amazon MP3, iTunes and other digital music sites.

DEAD ISLAND RIPTIDE brings back the explosive mix of open-world gameplay, co-op first-person action and RPG elements to fans worldwide. The DEAD ISLAND RIPTIDE Original Soundtrack includes twenty five tracks from composer Pawel Blaszczak’s haunting original score which combines cinematic electronic and experimental industrial sounds, piano and other acoustic textures.

DEAD ISLAND RIPTIDE is the thrilling next chapter in the DEAD ISLAND universe. Co-op has never been more important as DEAD ISLAND RIPTIDE where players band together to defend new, key territories in water-soaked tropical locales against hordes of never-before-seen zombie types. Also, a new playable character class, fresh gameplay mechanics and drivable boats plunge players ever-more into the depths of what’s really lurking behind the deadly zombie infestation.

DEAD ISLAND RIPTIDE will be released on April 23, 2013 in the USA and Canada and on April 26, 2013 in European countries for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC. For more information visit:

Dead Island Riptide – First Footage of Gameplay almost 10 Minutes

Jan 24, 2013

Finally we get to see the first gameplay footage of Dead Island Riptide, the sequel to 2011’s Dead Island.

Clearly marked as being in Pre-Alpha, looks amazing though. The jungle is dense and the palm trees sway in the wind. Firearms to be more of the norm and melee still as important as before. The inclusion of tower defense, seems to be a perfect fit for Dead Island Riptide. Have a look:


Deep Silver works with Fans to create the Dead Island Riptide Collector’s Edition, named “Rigor Mortis Edition”

Jan 10, 2013

Deep Silver today unveiled the gory details about a special North American Collector’s Edition for the eagerly awaited zombie action RPG, Dead Island™ Riptide.  The Dead Island Riptide Rigor Mortis Edition contents were voted in by the Dead Island community in a Fall 2012 survey, which resulted in tens of thousands of entries determining the contents of this exclusive edition.

Dead Island Riptide: Introducing John Morgan

Nov 05, 2012

John Morgan is the new, fifth playable character in Dead Island Riptide, that can join the team in addition to the protagonists from the original game. For years he has trained himself – and become a master – in hand-to-hand combat. His career in the US Navy has not taken off as he originally had envisioned, so he spends his time as a cook on a military ship. Little does he know that soon he will have to bring his skills into practice when the ship nears the island of Palanai…

Some other info about John Morgan:

  • This character can be played through the entire game just like Xian Mei, Sam B, etc.
  • The John Morgan character was inspired by some very popular fan mods for the original DI that featured hand to hand combat 

Dead Island Riptide – Standard Box Art and Release Date

Oct 30, 2012

Deep Silver announced today that a pre-order program for a special North American edition of Dead Island™ Riptide, the follow-up to the 2011 global smash horror hit Dead Island, is now available for players who preorder Riptide early at participating retailers. Launching in North America on April 23, 2013, Dead Island Riptide brings more epic zombie thriller action to fans with additional gameplay mechanics, all-new gorgeous locales to explore, more types of zombies to provide constant threats, an additional character class and the best co-operative zombie action experience in gaming.

Help make Dead Island Riptide the best Collector’s Edition it can be

Oct 15, 2012

Deep Silver and the developers, Techland care about you and what’s inside your Collector’s Edition. They want to make one, but with your help.

Manager of Marketing & PR, Aubrey Norris of Deep Silver says:

But we want the community to decide what goes in it!  Not just like some “LOL HERE’S SOME SHIT THAT WAS LYING AROUND IN OUR ORIFICE” thing, you know?

So if you plan on picking up Dead Island Riptide, consider that you’ll have a voice in what appears in the Collector’s Edition. So now you can get that upgrade, and it will have some actual meaning to you. Vote here:

Dead Island Riptide’s depressing CGI trailer

Sep 18, 2012

Deep Silver today released a trailer inspired by the next installment in the Dead Island™ franchise which will be released in 2013.

Furious monsoon rainstorms have laid waste to the island of Palanai in the Banoi archipelago, waters have risen and caused a flood disaster – because of this and the raging zombie invasion, a rescue mission for the survivors seems to be without prospect of success. All hope seems to have been lost for the surviving humans…


Pre-Order Dead Island Riptide, Get the Steelbook

Aug 31, 2012

 Deep Silver announced today the first preorder incentive for the upcoming zombie slasher, Dead Island™ Riptide.

Starting today, gamers will be able to pre-order Dead Island Riptide in-stores and online at GameStop, and Best Buy and receive an extremely limited edition Steelbook as a preorder incentive.  These beautiful Steelbooks will be available at time of game purchase at GameStop, and at Best Buy for those who preorder early.  Quantities of these Steelbooks are extremely limited and only available on a first come first served basis while supplies last.  Additional preorder incentives are expected to be announced later this year.

Dead Island Riptide is currently planned for a 2013 release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC.

Dead Island Riptide is Drowning in Hope

Aug 31, 2012

Deep Silver today revealed the first details about the next installment in the Dead Island™ franchise, coming to stores in 2013.

Having survived the ordeals of the zombie infestation on the once beautiful island resort of Banoi, our group of survivors thought they had finally found a safe place to escape from this terrifying nightmare. But they were wrong. Shortly after the battle-hardened team had landed their helicopter on a military ship, a furious storm hits and havoc quickly spreads on board. Suddenly they find themselves struggling for their lives again with all hope drowning in the rising waves.

With invigorating new elements infused into a proven mix, Dead Island Riptide will reanimate the zombie terror in the original game. A monsoon has hit the once beautiful archipelago and heavy rainstorms have laid waste to large areas of the islands. The city of Henderson and jungle areas on the island of Palanai were flooded leaving boats as the only remaining way of transportation. Dynamic weather conditions will force the team members to adapt to changing visibility conditions.

A fifth character will join the team, with an all-new and unique skillset. The combined skills of the group will be sorely needed, since terrible, new and unknown zombie mutations have emerged all over the island.

In new hub defense missions, the coop teamwork skills of the survivors will be tested to the limit – they need to strategically place traps, fences and turrets to fend off oncoming Zombie onslaughts and to protect the humans in these sanctuaries.

New communication features in coop mode also allow players to enjoy an even more intense and strategic team experience.

Developed by Techland, Dead Island Riptide will be released in 2013 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and for Windows PC.

Dead Island Riptide announced

Jun 11, 2012

Deep Silver has announced the development of a new entry to the Dead Island franchise.

The next battle between life and death will be waged in Dead Island Riptide and is currently in full development by Techland for consoles & PCs. An extensive reveal of its’ thrilling new perils is planned for later this summer.