Ryder? I barely know 'er!
Ugh, sorry, but it had to be done. Now that we've dealt with the formalities, Deep Silver has released a new Dead Island trailer to introduce us to the upcoming Ryder White DLC pack, which promises to give us a unique insight into the antagonist as we step into his shoes. The expansion campaign stars Ryder White as a newly playable character and offers a several hours of story content with twists and turns that will shed new light on the original game’s events. Two blueprints and weapons will further expand the already-impressive arsenal of Dead Island.
The DLC will be available on February 1st for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. It will be available for 800 Microsoft points on Xbox LIVE Marketplace or for £7.99 on PSN and Steam.Click here for the Dead Island: Ryder White DLC trailer >>
Deep Silver have officially detailed and dated the Ryder White campaign DLC for Dead Island, which has been on the cards ever since gamers noticed it in the extras menu. The singleplayer expansion will offer a new perspective into the main story of Dead Island, since this time, players will get the chance to play as antagonist Ryder White. We'll apparently learn more about his motivations and exactly why he did what he did, understanding him both as a military man and a loving husband.
The DLC pack has been dated and priced for February, and we've got more details below.Click here to read more...
Here's a quick PSA for Dead Island fans. After announcing the Bloodbath Arena DLC pack for some time in "November," Deep Silver has confirmed that it will be available to download from Tuesday the 22nd for PC and Xbox 360. The PSN version will go live on Wednesday 23rd as part of the store update.
Bloodbath Arena will offer four different arenas that can be played solo or cooperatively. Deep Silver describe it as "a desperate fight for survival," where countless waves of unrelenting zombies pour onto players who will need every shred of nerve and spatial awareness the can muster! Characters can loot experience points and items - such as the new Brain Wave Bomb - and bring them over to the campaign mode, which is a nice touch. Players can also show off their zombie fighting skills with the newly implemented leaderboards.
The DLC package is free for all customers who bought the pre-order edition. Otherwise, it will cost €9.99 (British pricing TBA) or 800 Microsoft points.
We broke the news of Dead Island's upcoming Bloodbath Arena DLC last month, with a launch date mooted for early this month. However, it appears issues with the already released game have held up work on DLC, with Techland speaking out via their official Facebook page to alert fans to an imminent delay.
According to the post, the studio is still busy "polishing the main game", and as such the Bloodbath Arena DLC has been pushed back to an unspecified date. However, Techland expect to have a new release date announced in a matter of weeks, so you can probably expect it to hit PSN and XBL near the end of this month or the next. [Facebook]
I think it's safe to say Techland should be patting the backs of whoever delivered that fantastic debut trailer we all drooled over. While the game itself is nowhere near as elegant or original as that cracking sequence, the trailer garnered so much excitement and interest in Techland's undead tropical nightmare that over 2 million copies have been shifted worldwide. Folks are buying the game, regardless of the so-so reviews.
Techland are obviously proud of their achievement, and have revealed that Dead Island - upon release - scored the top spot in charts across the world, from France to Austria, Spain to the Netherlands, Belgium to Sweden and even Italy. It all but guarantees us a sequel, so where would you like to see Techland take the followup? Ibiza, maybe? Undead chavs sound terrifying.
Already completed Dead Island? Chomping at the bit for some more zombie-mutilating action? Well, you're in for a treat, as the Bloodbath Arena DLC pack is just weeks away from release. Adding four new maps to the game where you must survive waves of undead attacks, a solid release date or pricing plan has yet to be confirmed by Techland.
However, if you ordered the game from ShopTo, you will have received a redemption code which grants you access to Dead Island's first batch of DLC for absolutely free. Techland have their hands quite full at the moment, what ironing out the kinks in this DLC pack and addressing issues surrounding the Dead Island Steam code and the rumored 'Feminist Whore' skill hidden deep in old code. [Eurogamer]
Techland and Deep Silver's zombie thriller is upon us and to mark the launch of Dead Island next week, here's a trailer stuffed with gore, exploding animated corpses, dramatic strings and more ham than you'd find in a butcher's shop window.
Dead Island is out on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on September 9th here in the UK, with the game landing 3 days earlier in the US.
There's not long to go now until Dead Island shuffles it's way to us and if you're looking to pre-order it, then you should probably think about heading on over to Steam because they've been given some pre-order exclusives!Click here for all the gory details!
As expected, Techland's gruesome zombie hack and slasher Dead Island has been stamped with an M rating by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board in America. That's M for Mature, if you didn't already know. It's not at all surprising; from the off, Dead Island has delighted fans with its brutal combat and grotesque band of rotting foes. If it had gotten anything less than Mature, we've have been worried!Click here for more on Dead Island
Axis, the award winning UK based animation studio, and Deep Silver are probably jumping around with their hands in the air, as they celebrate the Dead Island announcement trailer winning Gold at the Cannes Lions International Festival Of Creativity.Click here to find out more.