Dead Island Riptide Reveals a New Character and a Release Date


The release for Dead Island Riptide has been set for Spring. Check out the Boxart, and the newest bad-ass to enter the fray, after the jump.



And the new playable character is John Morgan:

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. 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…

Some other info about John Morgan:
-this character can be played through the entire game just like Xian Mei, Sam B, etc.
-The John Morgan character was inspired by some very popular fan mods for the original DI that featured hand to hand combat.

And of course, there is an all new island to explore with its own locations!   Henderson is the name of the town on the island of Palanai, and here’s some more tidbits about it!

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.

The release date is April 23rd, so be sure to get that thing pre-ordered.