8 February 2013 - Hampshire, UK/... To help promote the next chapter in the successful Dead Island series, Deep Silver has teamed up with London based custom vehicle fabricators Xquisite. The team has taken a completely standard Ford Ranger pickup truck and transformed it into a fully fortified zombie killing machine. Featuring fully armoured windows, rear mounted mini-gun, lethal spiked wheels and a menacing front end barricade.
“The truck is the perfect tool to help us push the Dead Island Riptide brand,” stated Nick Turner, Product Manager at Deep Silver. “Pickup trucks play a large role within the Dead Island series and we’ve brought this to life by building our own fortified truck.”
The truck build has been documented exclusively for YouTube Original Channel Fast, Furious and Funny, in an episode featuring FFF regular 'K’ and his team of master craftsmen at Xquisite. The episode has been split into two parts, both airing now on YouTube.
The Dead Island Riptide pickup truck will appear at various events and promotions, with Deep Silver giving away exclusive Dead Island Riptide prizes to fans that spot the truck and upload photos to Twitter using the hashtag #RiptideTour. It will also be featured in Fast Car Magazine issue #330 which hits the shelves on April 30.
Deep Silver is also launching a promotion for retailers who put on a Dead Island Riptide window display. The best-dressed window displays will have the chance of the Dead Island Riptide pickup truck appearing outside their store. All interested retailers should contact RiptideTruck@deepsilver.com for further information and to request a promotional pack.
About Dead Island Riptide:
With invigorating new elements infused into a proven mix, Dead Island Riptide will reanimate the zombie terror in the original game. A monsoon has hit the once beautiful archipelago and heavy rainstorms have laid waste to large areas of the islands. The city of Henderson and jungle areas on the island of Palanai were flooded leaving boats as the only remaining way of transportation. Dynamic weather conditions will force the team members to adapt to changing visibility conditions.
A fifth character will join the team, with an all-new and unique skillset. The combined skills of the group will be sorely needed, since terrible, new and unknown zombie mutations have emerged all over the island.
In new hub defense missions the coop teamplay skills of the survivors will be tested to the limit – they need to strategically place traps, fences and turrets to fend off oncoming Zombie onslaughts and to protect the humans in these sanctuaries.
New communication features in coop mode also allow players to enjoy an even more intense and strategic teamplay experience.
Dead Island Riptide will be released in 2013 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and for Windows PC.
For more information, visit one of the following official Dead Island sites:
Official Website: www.deadisland.com
UK & Ireland press contact for Dead Island:
Dead Good Media
+44 (0)7780 600 728
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