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Dead Island: Riptide introduces brawler John Morgan

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Dead Island: Riptide will add a fisticuffs-based character to the zombie survival simulator. John Morgan is a master of hand-to-hand combat and can be played from the beginning of Riptide, along with the four members of the original game's cast. We've confirmed co-op play is still set to four players, so don't take this as a sign of party of five antics.

According to publisher Deep Silver, Morgan was "inspired by some very popular fan mods" for the original game, which we wanted to know more about.

"So one thing we really like about our community is that they did so many crazy mods for Dead Island on PC. One of the mods was an awesome Fist of the North Star thing and a dude made a hilarious video out of it," a representative for Deep Silver told us, digging up the YouTube we've placed after the break. "Obviously, our character is not exactly like this, but since people liked this mod so much, it made us think about doing a hand-to-hand combat character."

Dead Island: Riptide washes in late April next year.

Gallery: Dead Island: Riptide (11/5/12) | 6 Photos



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