Deep Silver makes a real zombie killing machine, launches retailer promotion

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Publisher Deep Silver has teamed up with a custom vehicle specialist to build a real-life zombie killing pickup truck.

It's based on a Ford Ranger pickup and sports armoured windows, spiked wheels, a front barricade and even a rear-mounted mini-gun.

The machine will be appearing at a number of events and promotional shindigs. Those who spot the truck are invited to tweet pictures using the #RiptideTour hashtag for which they will be rewarded with unspecified prizes.

Furthermore, Deep Silver has promised retailers who construct the best Dead Island window displays a visit from the machine. Promotional packs can be requested at

The truck is the perfect tool to help us push the Dead Island Riptide brand,” Deep Silver product manager Nick Turner stated. Pickup trucks play a large role within the Dead Island series and we've brought this to life by building our own fortified truck.”

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