Dead Island: Riptide launches April 23 in North America, April 26 worldwide

Dead Island: Riptide will launch on April 23, 2013 in North America, with a worldwide release to follow on April 26. Publisher Deep Silver has also announced pre-order bonuses for the soggy zombie sequel, namely an "exclusive pack of weapon mods." A special edition will also be available – specific retailers to be announced soon – and will include a special character skin "not obtainable anywhere else."

Dead Island: Riptide is set to feature an improved engine, a new weather system and character continuation from the first Dead Island. Also zombies.

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Dead IslandTM Riptide Release Date Announced

Deep Silver announces release dates and pre-order details for Dead Island Riptide

Hampshire, UK - 30 October 2012/... Deep Silver today announced the global release of Dead Island Riptide, the next exciting title in the multi-million selling Dead Island franchise, as well as providing details for the exclusive pre-order editions of the game.

Already one of the most anticipated titles of 2013, fans will finally be able to take on the zombie hordes once again when Dead Island Riptide is released on April 23, 2013 in the USA and Canada, and on April 26, 2013 in the rest of the world.

Now available for pre-order are two different editions of Dead Island Riptide:
· Pre-order Edition: This version of Dead Island Riptide will include an exclusive pack of weapon mods that allows even more, manifold ways to dispose of the ghastly zombie hordes on Palanai island.
· Special Retailers Edition: In addition to the weapon mods this version will contain an alternate character skin not obtainable anywhere else! The Special Edition of Dead Island Riptide will only be available at selected retail partners. Details about the retail partners per territory offering the Special Edition will be announced soon. The Special Retailers Edition will also feature an alternative packshot.

Together with the release date and pre-order details, Deep Silver also revealed the packshot motif for the Pre-order Edition of Dead Island Riptide.

Dead Island Riptide will be released on April 23, 2013 in the USA and Canada and on April 26, 2013 in the rest of the world for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and for Windows PC.

For more information, visit one of the following official Dead Island sites:
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This article was originally published on Joystiq.