Any of you geeks remember when Deep Silver asked for our input on what we’d like to see in a possible collector’s edition? The developer has finally sifted through all our wildest thoughts and has announced the Rigor Mortis Edition for Dead Island: Riptide!
Packed inside the lunchbox-that-looks-like-a-suitcase will a Zombie Hula girl (hopefully with stilted wiggly action), a severed hand bottle opener slash fridge magnet, your very own bungalow key with awesome wooden tag and an alternate box art for the game. Some digital extras will be included like unlockable content and a strategy map. Oh yeah and the game comes with it too!
Dead Island: Riptide, both regular and Rigor Mortis editions will launch for the Xbox 360, PC and PS3 on April 23rd. The Rigor Mortis Edition will retail for $79.99 versus the standard $59.99. Make your vacation plans now geeks!
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Anticipated Fan-Sourced Collector’s Edition for Dead Island Riptide Revealed
The ‘Rigor Mortis Edition’ from Deep Silver U.S. Includes the Most Coveted Items Chosen by the Dead Island Fan Community
January 10, 2013 – LARKSPUR, CA – Deep Silver today unveiled the gory details about a special North American Collector’s Edition for the eagerly awaited zombie action RPG, Dead Island Riptide. The Dead Island Riptide Rigor Mortis Edition contents were voted in by the Dead Island community in a Fall 2012 survey, which resulted in tens of thousands of entries determining the contents of this exclusive edition.
The contents of the Rigor Mortis Edition are extremely limited and are available for preorder now at retailers across North and Latin America on a first come-first serve basis with a suggested retail price of $79.99. In the haunting, superb-quality Rigor Mortis Edition, Dead Island fans receive their very own zombie hula girl bobble figurine, a bloody zombie arm bottle opener magnet and a bungalow key with a branded wood keychain. In addition, the Rigor Mortis Edition will include a copy of the Dead Island Riptide Special Edition for console, packed with a treasure trove of extra DLC content and a helpful digital strategy map. All of this is embalmed in the ultimate Dead Island replica suitcase – the most iconic item from the original Dead Island.
More than four million players around the world survived the ordeals of the zombie infestation on the once beautiful island resort of Banoi. Our group of survivors thought they had finally found a safe place away from Banoi to escape from this terrifying nightmare.
They were wrong.
Featuring character-import options for fans who want to carry over their original saved games, Dead Island Riptide is the thrilling next chapter in the Dead Island universe. Co-op has never been more important as Dead Island Riptide players band together to defend new, key territories in water-soaked tropical locales against hordes of never-before-seen zombie types. Also, a new playable character class, fresh gameplay mechanics and drivable boats plunge you ever-more into the depths of what’s really lurking behind the deadly zombie infestation….
Dead Island Riptide will be released on April 23, 2013 in North America for consoles and for Windows PC.
For more information, visit one of the following official Dead Island sites:
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Deep Silver develops and publishes interactive games for all platforms, seeking to deliver top-quality products that provide immersive game experiences driven by the desires of the gaming community. The company has published more than 200 games worldwide since 2003, including the critically-acclaimed, best-selling zombie action game, Dead Island . Upcoming titles include the side-scrolling arcade brawler, Sacred Citadel, the isometric action RPG, Sacred 3, and the next game in the Dead Island franchise, Dead Island Riptide. Deep Silver, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Media, GmbH. For more information, please visit http://www.deepsilver.com or follow us on twitter at @deepsilver.
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