Developer Deep Silver shows off the bloodiest limited edition bundle we’ve ever seen.
Check your calendar just to be sure it’s not April Fools’ Day: This is 100% real. In anticipation of its upcoming zombie slasher Dead Island: Riptide, developer Deep Silver has revealed a new bundle option for gamers in the UK. Named the “Zombie Bait Edition,” the package comes with some fancy artwork, DLC weapons, and… a woman’s bikini-clad torso, drenched in blood.
The model stands roughly a foot high, complete with what appears to be claw and bite marks, exposed ribs, and a Union Jack-themed bikini that leaves very little to the imagination. It might seem a bit cheesy, and a bit tasteless, and a bit disgusting… but Deep Silver sales and marketing director Paul Nicholls is pretty sure you’re going to love it.
“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 humor and brutal zombie bashing,” Nicholls claims. “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.”
Yeah, we imagine it will spark some conversations. Like when a relative sees it in your living room and promptly dismisses your gaming habit as childish. You see, that will give you an opportunity to defend the hobby we all love. You can explain how the statue is really just a modern interpretation of an “iconic Roman marble torso” like Deep Silver suggests. Just make sure you’re sipping expensive wine and talking in a fancy accent when you do so. That’ll show ’em!