Dead Island: Riptide’s motley crew of rappers, foul-mouthed ex-footballers, secret agents and hotel staff is being joined by a fifth brand-new character. Say hello to John Morgan, and the new city environment of Henderson.
In a statement revealed to VG247, publisher Deep Silver revealed that Techland’s fifth player-character is a failed US Navy member who worked as a cook onboard a military vessel. Sort of like Steven Seagal in Under Siege but with a flatter stomach.
Deep Silver said of Morgan, “John Morgan is the new, fifth playable character in Dead Island Riptide that can join the team in addition to the protagonists from the original game. For years he has trained himself – and become a master – in hand-to-hand combat.”
“His career in the US Navy has not taken off as he originally had envisioned, so he spends his time as a cook on a military ship. Little does he know that soon he will have to bring his skills into practice when the ship nears the island of Palanai.”
Here’s a tiny picture of Morgan:
Palanai also plays home to Henderson, Dead Island: Riptide’s main city hub. It was once a hot-bed of wealthy travellers, but has now turned into an undead warzone that has been ravaged by monsoons. As a result, many part of it are flooded and dilapidated, making travelling cumbersome – not ideal when being chased by packs of brain-chompers.
Dead Island: Riptide was dated last week. Check out when it’s due, as well as a run down of pre-order bonuses here: