Deep Silver UK has taken to Twitter to apologize over the lady’s torso included in the Dead Island Riptide: Zombie Bait Edition announced this morning.
Similar to classic torso sculptures, but with a bloody zombie twist, the 12-inch resin statue included with the collector’s edition is a bikini-clad with bits of blood spatter. However, it was the statue’s, um, ample assets, which drew the ire of the Internet, with many calling it out as being over sexualized.
“We deeply apologize for any offense caused by the Dead Island Riptide Zombie Bait Edition, the collector’s edition announced for Europe and Australia,” reads the tweet. “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.”
The firm went on to state that it is collecting feedback “continuously from the Dead Island community,” and the international gaming community for “ongoing internal meetings with Deep Silver’s entire international team today.”
It finished by saying it is “deeply sorry,” and it is “committed to making sure this will never happen again.”
Dead Island Riptide will be released on April 23 in North America and on April 26 in Europe and the UK for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.