Deep Silver Aplogizing for Offensive Zombie Bait Edition

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A statement on the Zombie Bait Edition that apparently offended some people.

A statement on the Zombie Bait Edition:

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.

You have to find it odd that people who will be chopping zombies in two find this offensive.

You are buying a game about chopping zombies. What do you expect? Cake and pie?

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  • PsychoChick966

    Yeah, I gotta agree with you. I don’t know how fans of the game can possibly call this offensive or gruesome. I’m a woman, and a fan of the game (just put in about 4 hours last night), and if I’m offended by anything, it’s a company wanting to charge me a boatload of money for some super special limited edition with a bunch of crap I don’t need. I just want the damned game.

    I have read the comments of innumerable people on several gaming sites, and I’m rather surprised by all the backlash. Intent is a large part of anything, and when this edition was announced, Deep Silver stated the statue is a “grotesque take on an iconic Roman marble torso sculpture.” Now whether you think it’s in good taste or bad, I’m not sure how you can really take offense by it. You spend 99% of your time in-game hacking the hell out of zombies. There are usually hunks of male and female zombies on the ground when you’re finished, that look just like the statue. For heaven’s sake people, that’s all it is…just an imagine from your game. There is no political, or sexist meaning behind it. I TOTALLY get people not liking it. I just don’t get their reasoning behind it.

  • bollocks boy

    What a load of bollocks.
    So it’s OK to kill, cut up, and smash the shit out of characters in the game but a plastic statue of a cut up female is out.
    Well fuck you cunts.

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