If you're less than thrilled about the contents of the North American "Rigor Mortis" Edition, know that it could be worse. In fact, it is worse in the UK, where the collector's edition of Techland's latest comes with this mangled torso, presumably intended for you to display in your home. It's too gross even to qualify for the A Christmas Story joke that usually applies to body-part statues.
The 31 cm-high statue, and the rest of the "Zombie Bait Edition," are only available with the Xbox 360 version of the game, limiting the potential spread of these things and ensuing psychological damage somewhat. It will be released in the UK on April 26.
'Dead Island Zombie Bait Edition' Announced For Dead Island RiptideTM
Deep Silver unveils ultra collectable edition of the eagerly anticipated zombie action game for the UK market
15 January 2013 – Hampshire, UK/... Deep Silver today revealed that it will be releasing a strictly limited Dead Island Zombie Bait edition of Dead Island Riptide when the game launches in the UK on 26 April 2013.
Available to pre-order now for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the center-piece of this collector's edition will be a resin statue, which is Dead Island's grotesque take on an iconic Roman marble torso sculpture. Measuring 31cm high and 18.5cm wide, each of the Zombie Bait sculptures are hand-painted and depict the grisly remains of one of Palanai island's zombie infected.
Paul Nicholls, Sales & Marketing Director, Deep Silver, said:
"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 action, dark humour and brutal zombie bashing. 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."
There will be a strictly limited production run of the Zombie Bait edition, ensuring that this is a genuine collector's item for hardcore horror gamers. Also included within this ultra rare package is the special Steelbook edition of Dead Island Riptide, collectable artwork cards, and an exclusive pack of weapon mods that allows even more, manifold ways to dispose of the ghastly zombie hordes on Palanai island.
Dead Island Riptide will be released on April 23, 2013 in the USA and Canada and on April 26, 2013 in the rest of the world for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, for Xbox 360® and for Windows PC.
For more information, visit one of the following official Dead Island sites:
Official Website: www.deadisland.com