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Feast Your Eyes On Nine Wonderful Minutes Of ‘Dead Island: Riptide’ Gameplay Footage

Deep Silver shared some Dead Island: Riptide gameplay footage with IGN today and outside of a few new features like a boat you can drive around the flooded island and hubs you have to defend, it looks like what you would expect from a Dead Island game. Bashing, slicing, kicking, and stomping on the undead until they’re nothing but piles of mush and giblets at your feet is still very much the focus. After the jump you can watch the game’s creative producer scavenge mounted guns from a crashed helicopter and use them to fortify a hub from waves of zombies in a Left 4 Dead style crescendo moment.

I like the new feature — it’s something I politely requested back in August — though I can’t say I’m too enthusiastic about the fact that if one survivor dies then you fail the mission. Why not just let them die? It makes me care more about them as fellow survivors, while forcing me to protect them because I’ll have to start over if I don’t will only make me hate them. Actually, forget it. It’s too late, I hate them already.

Dead Island: Riptide launches on April 23 for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.

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  • doomas10

    interesting. I loved the concept of dead island despite the major disappointment I got while playing towards the end. Really? A lab, prison, jungle…So cliche. And the most annoying fact was why the hell you were helping all those people left and right if they were meant to be left behind and die from the nuke? It tried to be a more cathartic and more human game when it came to the characters only to be felt really rushed towards the end – the last boss was just meh – so cliche,. Since I stated my complains, I would like to visit this again – The new feature though is not that good. Do I have to start all the way back? Oh dear god.

    • doomas10

      graphics look gorgeous and I love the dynamic weather system. Let’s see how this one will turn out!

      • HorrorManiac666

        I think you can use your character from the first one.

  • Canucklehead

    Cant get enough zombie bashing, slicing and dicing. And now I can run them over in a boat? Glorious

  • undertaker78

    This game looks truly awesome. I loved the first part and cannot wait for the new entry. I’d say it’s one of my favorite games for the PS3. Bring it on.

  • coffinbirth

    Soooooooooooooo stoked for this. Hoo-doo you voodoo bitch?!?

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