‘Dead Island: Riptide’ Gets ‘They Thought Wrong’ Gameplay Trailer [Video]

Dead Island: Riptide gets new trailer

Dead Island: Riptide has brought yet another game play trailer to the web in order to try and entice people to buy the game when it hits store shelves. This new trailer delves quite a bit deeper into the actual story that gamers will encounter.

The trailer is titled “They Thought Wrong” and shows that the survivors of the first Dead Island game thought they had escaped the zombies. It turns out that they had only gotten themselves into a whole new brand of trouble while making their retreat on a nuclear submarine.

In this sequel, the group’s ship is hit by a tropical storm and basically destroyed. The survivors are washed ashore on the beautiful island of Palanai. While the town of Henderson first looks like a haven, it is soon discovered that the group has been pushed back into the clutches of a zombie horde.

Joined by a fifth character in former Navy cook and hand-to-hand combat expert John Morgan, the group must now find yet another way to escape the tropical terrors. Dead Island: Riptide doesn’t appear to be bringing a whole lot new, other than a slightly different setting and one new playable character.

There is apparently also a brand new zombie, called a “Drowner”. This particular baddie will actually hang out just below the the surface of a body of water and drag their unsuspecting victims down into the depths with them.

The game is slated to release on April 23 in the United States and three days later in the UK. While it will be available for the Playstation 3 and the Xbox 360, as well as the PC the game won’t be coming to the Wii U.

The game’s developers talked earlier this month about the need to change the game’s engine too much in order to come up with a Wii U version.

Watch the new trailer for Dead Island: Riptide below.