Dead Island trailers tend to be awesomely misleading as to the actual gameplay in the game (you know what I’m talking about) but Deep Silver has just released a video showing actual, in-game footage for their upcoming sequel, Dead Island: Riptide.
The Video above will show you several new features that have been added into the game to spice it up, such as turrets. Watch the video and see our survivors scavenge the parts they need from downed combat helicopters and bringing it back to the home base to fend off the shambling hordes. Also it shows us that we can seal up some routes using chain-link fences, which act as temporary barriers that you can shoot through.
Another cool new feature is the addition of boats. These will be your only method of getting to certain parts of the island once the monsoon hits and can seat multiple survivors, meaning you can station some people on the turrets while you drive.
In related news the developer has apologized for the rather disturbing limbless female torso statuette that was to be included in the Collectors Edition of the game:
We deeply apologize for any offense caused by the Dead Island Riptide “Zombie Bait Edition”, the collector’s edition announced for Europe and Australia. Like many gaming companies, Deep Silver has many offices in different countries, which is why sometimes different versions of Collector’s Editions come into being for North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia.
For the limited run of the Zombie Bait Edition for Europe and Australia, a decision was made to include a gruesome statue of a zombie torso, which was cut up like many of our fans had done to the undead enemies in the original Dead Island.
We sincerely regret this choice. We are collecting feedback continuously from the Dead Island community, as well as the international gaming community at large, for ongoing internal meetings with Deep Silver’s entire international team today. For now, we want to reiterate to the community, fans and industry how deeply sorry we are, and that we are committed to making sure this will never happen again.
Dead Island Riptide is due on April 23, 2013 in North America and worldwide on April 26, 2013.