Deep Silver has shared first details and screenshots surrounding Dead Island: Riptide, a sequel to the 2011-released Dead Island, due for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC in 2013.
The game follows the group of survivors from the first game, who, after thinking they’d finally found a safe place to escape from the zombie apocalypse, end up “struggling for their lives again” when a furious storm hits their military ship.
The game will offer “invigorating” new elements, and promises to “reanimate” the first game’s zombie terror.
“A monsoon has hit the once beautiful archipelago and heavy rainstorms have laid waste to large areas of the islands,” reads the press release. “The city of Henderson and jungle areas on the island of Palanai were flooded leaving boats as the only remaining way of transportation. Dynamic weather conditions will force the team members to adapt to changing visibility conditions.”
A new, fifth character, who has an all-new and unique skillset, will join the original cast.
Riptide will also include new features such as hub defense missions, where players need to work together, placing traps, fences, and turrets, to fend off oncoming zombies. It also will offer new communication features in co-op mode, which will “allow players to enjoy an even more intense and strategic team experience.”
View the first screenshots of Dead Island: Riptide at the gallery.