So we've been hearing that Dead Island Riptide will be getting a fifth cast member, and today, we learn his name and a little more about how he plays, where he comes from, that sort of thing. John Morgan will be the game's hand-to-hand specialist, and he was inspired by Dead Island fan mods that featured this style of combat. Guess Techland and Deep Silver noticed what players wanted.
Morgan comes from the US Navy, though he wound up being more of a cook than anything else. The man seems to have visions of glory for being some kind of military hero, and the crisis on Banoi might just give him that chance, as the ship he serves on nears Palanai.
Like the existing characters, John can be played through the entire campaign. The new screenshots released today mostly show these four familiar faces, as well, stuck in the town of Henderson, a new location in Riptide (one of many, of course). Henderson is found dead center on Palanai, an island in the Banoi archipelago. It once provided a place of relaxation for the ultra-wealthy and eco-tourists, with its beachside docks and mostly untouched jungles. Apparently, it has a more Mediterranean look.