Dead Island: Riptide has just received a brand new batch of details about its fifth playable character as well as a few new screenshots and some info on the tropical island where the action takes place.Dead Island was a surprise hit, managing to deliver an intense zombie-killing experience back in 2011 and becoming one of the most successful titles released by developer Techland and publisher Deep Silver.
Now, the two companies are preparing Dead Island: Riptide, a full-fledged sequel that has just received some intriguing details about its fifth playable character – John Morgan – who’ll join the ones from the first game.
“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,” the companies said, via a statement.
“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.”
The tropical island of Palanai, has also been detailed, with Deep Silver and Techland emphasizing the role of its main settlement – Henderson.
“The town of Henderson is one of the new locations in Dead Island Riptide. Henderson is situated on the island of Palanai in the once beautiful Banoi archipelago. Palanai caters to ultra-wealthy yacht owners and eco-tourists looking to stay nearby to the island’s untouched jungle. Palanai’s center is the luxurious town of Henderson that has grown into a Mediterranean-looking port town.”
“After a monsoon has laid waste the Banoi archipelago the city lies partially flooded and its abandoned buildings are quickly falling into disrepair. The team of heroes will have to find high ground in order to steer clear of the waters, where unknown threats lurk beneath the deceptively calm surface.”
Besides this fresh info, some new screenshots with the upcoming game have also appeared, so check them out below.
Dead Island: Riptide is out on April 23, in North America, and April 26, in Europe, for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.