Fri, Mar 15, 2013 | 11:29 GMT
Dead Island: Riptide screens bring the tropic thunder
Dead Island: Riptide has received a new batch of screens courtesy of Deep Silver and Techland. They show a tropical paradise teeming with undead bastards.
You can expect my Dead Island: Riptide multiplayer hands-on and interview article on VG247 soon. I played it earlier this week and at first I thought it was essentially a re-skin of the first game with a few new features. That was, until the subtle but important nuances started creeping in.
The hub defence bits are also fun. Plus, newcomer John Morgan is a melee expert who can craft a set of Wolverine claws, which is actually brilliant. The game felt like it hadn’t changed much at all in the opening areas.
However, I didn’t mind the over-familiarity as I really enjoyed the original – despite me often moaning on the site about how boring zombies have become. I also learned in my interview that there will be a lot of new content in there.
Stay tuned for my full interview and hands-on piece in coming weeks to find out more.
Meanwhile, those screens for your pleasure: