New character, city and screenshots revealed for Dead Island Riptide

By Swapnil Mathur | Updated 27 Feb 2018
New character, city and screenshots revealed for Dead Island Riptide

For the fans of the Dead Island franchise, Techland has revealed four more screenshots from the upcoming Dead Island Riptide game. Along with the screenshots, we also get introduced to one new character, John Morgan.

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Morgan is described by Deep Silver, the game’s distributor, as an ex-navy seal whose career in the US Navy did not take off as he had envisioned. SO instead, he spends his time as a cook on a military ship, and is a master of hand-to-hand combat. Interesting combination of skills and back-story for a character about to be introduced to a game that’s essentially packed with mayhem and action.

Along with Morgan Deep Silver also shed light on a new city called Henderson that will be a part of the game. The city, once a lay-over for the wealthiest of travelers, has now turned into a desolate land infested with the undead and ravaged by unforgiving monsoon.

Lastly, the four screenshots. If the images are to be believed, we should have some high expectations from the game as far as visuals go. The dynamic lighting and character detailing in the screenshots look absolutely amazing, almost next-gen. However, we’re not sure whether these screenshots came from a PC or a console. Generally PC screenshots tend to be of a much higher quality, given a desktop’s increased processing power over the consoles. While the game Crysis looked incredibly stellar on the PC, its console version did leave a little more to desire. We hope that that won’t be the case with dead Island Riptide.

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The game is set right after the events of the first Dead Island game, where our four protagonists have had their escape foiled by a tropical storm. Now they are trapped on the island of Panalai, where they must relive the entire Zombie apocalypse nightmare all over again, but only this time, the Zombies have been affected by an unknown mutation.

 

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Swapnil Mathur
Digit's resident camera nerd, (un)official product photographer and the Reviews Editor
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