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Dead Island: Riptide gets new character and location

on 5 November 2012

Deep Silver has announced more details and released more screenshots for Dead Island Riptide. The studio revealed a fifth playable character know as John Morgan, a new town called Henderson, and the official box art has been released. You can also check out the steel-book edition cover below:
Pre ordering the game from GameStop, Amazon or Best Buy will upgrade you to the special edition which includes the steel book case and the following add-ons:

Take a look at the first official trailer for the game featuring a beautiful heartfelt cinematic. Dead Island Riptide releases April 23, 2013 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. For more information check the official site here.

Here's the Press Release for more on the new character and location:
" For years John Morgan 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...

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.