A few days ago Deep Silver announced the Rigor Mortis edition for Dead Island Riptide and it stirred up an excited buzz for the collectible goodies it contained, as voted for by the gaming public. Now the ‘Zombie Bait’ Edition, exclusive to the UK (and PAL regions) has been revealed and it’s getting even more attention… but not for the right reasons.
Dead Island Riptide, the next installment in the tropical zombie-fest, continues to follow the survivors of Banoi as they escape to a military ship; alas a furious storm hits and it’s not long before chaos spreads and the waves start to overwhelm them. Similarly before Riptide has even been released, chaos has surrounded the title as the Zombie Bait Edition is being shipped with the bloodied torso of a bikini-clad woman. Male and female fans alike have cried out against the statue as an inexcusable example of sexism and a surefire way to make any fan displaying it look like a serial killer.