Dead Island Riptide, a follow up but not a sequel to Dead Island, will be debuting at Pax Prime next week. The game is said to playable on the show floor. Not much has been revealed about the title other than Deep Silver’s stance on not calling it a sequel and selling it at launch for a reduced price of $50.
I recently completed the first Dead Island as part of my backlog and I can’t say that I enjoyed it too much. The game is marred by technical and design issues. It’s only saving grace being co-op. I might have not had too much fun with the game but I did see a lot of potential–the combat system for example. Here’s hoping that Riptide improves upon its predecessor in numerous ways.