Dead Island: Riptide codes redeeming Dark Souls on Steam in UK

Friday, 26th April 2013 14:54 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Some folks in the UK have found that the Steam codes included in their retail copy of Dead Island: Riptide unlock Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition instead of the zombie slasher on the digital service.

In a post on the Steam forums, Deep Silver’s international community manager Maurice Tan noted that the issue affects retail copies in the United Kingdom and Nordic countries.

“Now, Dark Souls is an amazing game, but you probably bought Dead Island: Riptide to play Dead Island: Riptide,” he said. “For those of you who don’t know this, Dark Souls is also not a Deep Silver game.

“We are aware of this mixup by whoever printed these codes for a completely different game from a different publisher, and are working on a best possible solution to help affected players and retailers.

“We’ve worked with Steam to resolve this issue. If you are getting your retail copy of Dead Island: Riptide today, the code will work properly. If you had redeemed it and received Dark Souls instead, please contact Steam support. They are aware of the issue and will make sure the correct game will be attached to your account.”

If you are one of those affected, hit up the links for more information.

Thanks, MCV.



  1. SplatteredHouse

    Well, it looks like they got on to remedying it quickly to sort the mistake out for anyone affected, at least.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. KrazyKraut

    i am happy for them. they buy a medicore game and at the end, they get an awesome one!

    #2 2 years ago
  3. OnionPowder

    Shit if they get to keep the copy of Dark Souls and get Dead Island that sounds like one hell of a time! Any lucky gamer who is introduced to Dark Souls like this hopefully takes the time to explore it.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Tavarish

    @2 Shame that Dark Souls look utter garbage from 1990 without extensive graphic modding from community and plays like utter shit without XO controller. Shit PC port is shit.

    Game is good, but port is just so shoddy pile of shit.

    @3 Steam will un-flag DS from effected accounts and flag Dead Island to them.

    #4 2 years ago

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