Deep Silver has stamped an official release date on Dead Island: Riptide, the next instalment in the Dead Island franchise. The developer also released details for exclusive pre-order editions of the game as well as the box art that will adorn shelves when Riptide hits shelves next year.
Dead Island Riptide will be available for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on the 23rd April in the US with the rest of the world following on the 26th April.
The game will be available in two different editions: the Pre-order Edition which will include an exclusive pack of weapon mods to allow for “even more, manifold ways to dispose of the ghastly zombie hordes on Palanai island”; and the Special Retailer’s Edition (only available at selected retail partners who will be announced soon) which will include the weapons mod as well as an alternate character skin that you won’t be able to pick up anywhere else and alternative box art.
You can check out the box art for the Pre-Order Edition of Dead Island Riptide below, and browse through our previous coverage for the debut screenshots and trailer: