Dead Island: Riptide – Gameplay Reveal Video
Deep Silver has released pre-alpha gameplay footage of Dead Island: Riptide, showcasing the game’s Hub Defense missions, new to the series.
Hub Defense missions involve a set-up stage that allows players to prepare their “base” for an oncoming zombie swarm by building turrets and fences, setting up minefields, and tossing propane tanks in convenient locations. The base also includes a bounty of ammo and a crafting station, as well as NPC allies — who seem to be slightly more useful alive than dead. Thereafter, players fight off waves of zombies, with some limited time to refresh defenses between waves.
While the Hub Missions give players the option to be focused on firearms, the game itself remains melee-centric.
Check out the footage:
New mission type aside, it seems little has changed since Dead Island 1, making Riptide look more like a standalone expansion pack than a sequel/spinoff, but the footage is pre-alpha.