Deep Silver revealed a new UK exclusive special edition of Dead Island Riptide today dubbed the Zombie Bait Edition. Where the North American Rigor Mortis Edition of the game contained a bunch of mundane items that fans voted for (zombie hula girl bobble-head, zombie-arm bottle opener, and a branded keychain), the Zombie Bait Edition kicks things up several notches… and not in a way that anyone would have ever voted for.
Alongside a special Steelbook edition of Dead Island Riptide, some artwork cards, and a pack of exclusive in-game weapon mods, the Zombie Bait Edition has as its center-piece a 31cm tall extremely bloody female torso dressed in a UK Union Jack bikini top and bottom.
Deep Silver explains the existence of the disgusting (not to mention distributing) statue by saying it is simply their “grotesque take on an iconic Roman marble torso sculpture”. Paul Nicholls, the company’s Sales & Marketing Director (and the person responsible for signing off on this piece of trash) added:
“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.”
The one bright spot to all of this is that Dead Island Riptide‘s Zombie Bait Edition is being produced in a “strictly limited production run” and only for the Xbox 360 version of the game. This is a good thing for a couple of reasons; it puts a lifetime cap on the total number of the torsos that will ever exist, and it reveals exactly what Deep Silver thinks of UK Xbox 360 owners.
Dead Island Riptide is scheduled to be released for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC on April 23rd in North America and on April 26th worldwide. Feel free to let us know your thoughts on the Zombie Bait Edition of the game in the comments below.