Deep Silver announced today not one, but two pre-order packs for Dead Island Riptide. The best part is that neither of them is retailer exclusive, though availability may vary per region.
The first DLC pack is dubbed "The Survivor Pack," and includes a special "BBQ Blade." More or less does what the name implies, in that it adds an extra bit of fire to your weapon. Hey, those survivors are pretty resourceful people, so why not?
- A BBQ Blade: This special pre-order pack contains an exclusive weapon only available in the Survivor Pack. How better to dispose of the wretched zombies than with a sharp blade? Add in some workbench-modifying and hook it up to a few fuel tanks to bring some heat to a zombie’s heart. The so-called “BBQ Blade” lets you wade through zombie hordes with ease.
- The coveted XP/stats booster: Want that extra edge to level up faster than your peers? Here’s your chance to get ahead of the pack.
- A seamless digital strategy map allows you to track collectibles, keep tabs on your quest progress and flag custom strategies to share with your friends.
- A special shop: The Survivor Pack will grant you access to a shop offering a special discount on weapons and items. Happy shopping!
According to Deep Silver, anyone who pre-orders the game pre-release will gain access to the Survivor Pack. In addition to that stuff, there's also a "Fashion Victim" pack, confirmed for North America and UK gamers. It's basically a vanity add-on, unlock alternate skins for all five playable characters.
If you'd rather not pre-order, both DLC packs will be released at launch and available for separate purchase. Both will cost extra though, with the Survivor Pack priced at $4.99 or 400 Microsoft Points, and the Fashion Victim pack at $1.99 or 160 Microsoft Points. Actually, that's not too bad considering how much DLC tends to cost these days.