Dead Island: Riptide Zombie Bait Edition Announced

By Mark Delaney, 5 years ago
After the American-exclusive Rigor Mortis Edition was announced, survivors around the world wondered if and when they'd get their special edition of Deep SIlver's upcoming sequel. Today, the bloody, gory, and now controversial Zombie Bait Edition has been revealed much to the protest of some people.

The Zombie Bait Edition, which will be available to European and Australian markets, includes all of that which is detailed and shown below including the statue bust that, as mentioned, has already created some backlash against the publisher.


The centerpiece of the collector's edition has caused such a stir among some that Deep Silver had to address it formally through various channels.
For the limited run of the Zombie Bait Edition for Europe and Australia, a decision was made to include a gruesome statue of a zombie torso, which was cut up like many of our fans had done to the undead enemies in the original Dead Island.

We sincerely regret this choice. We are collecting feedback continuously from the Dead Island community, as well as the international gaming community at large, for ongoing internal meetings with Deep Silver's entire international team today.
If you'd like to read their full statement, you can do so here. What the statement fails to mention is whether or not the special edition is being pulled from the marketplace altogether. For now, it seems that is not the publisher's intent, but if that changes we'll surely let you know. No pricing has yet been revealed.

What do you think of this special edition? Is it a cool item for fans of the horror genre or did they cross the line?
Credit for this story goes to Lavindathar
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. He's the Editorial Manager on TA, loves story-first games, and is one of three voices on the TA Playlist podcast. Outside of games he likes biking, sci-fi, the NFL, and spending time with his fiancée and son. He almost never writes in the third person.