Dead Island Riptide CE Features Busty, Bloody Torso

By: Sean Patterson - January 15, 2013

Deep Silver, the publisher of Dead Island, today announced a “Zombie Bait” edition of its upcoming Dead Island Riptide.

In a move that’s sure to please groups calling for video games to tone down their violence in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting, the package includes a foot-tall, hand-painted resin statue of a de-limbed and decapitated female torso. As seen above, the statue’s ample breasts seem to be the only features that have escaped extensive mutilation.

The “Zombie Bait” edition is for U.K. gamers, and will include the Xbox 360 version of the game. Gamers in the U.S. and Latin America are getting the “Rigor Mortis” edition, which includes the comparatively tasteful zombie hula girl dashboard statue.

Dead Island Riptide is one of the most anticipated releases of the year and is set to build on the original’s reputation for OTT [sic] action, dark humour and brutal zombie bashing,” said Paul Nicholls, sales & marketing director at Deep Silver. “We wanted to provide a unique collector’s edition that was utterly Dead Island and would make a striking conversation piece on any discerning zombie gamer’s mantel.”

A conversation piece, indeed. Because nothing starts an engaging conversation like an overtly sexual, mangled female torso.

Deep Silver is only producing a limited run of the “Zombie Bait” editions of Dead Island Riptide. The edition also comes with a steelbook case for the game, artwork cards, and exclusive in-game weapon mods. Dead Island Riptide his stores on April 23 in the U.S., and April 26 in the U.K.

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