During E3 2012, Deep Silver announced Dead Island: Riptide, a new title in the prospective Dead Island franchise. Retailers have the game listed for $49.99, so Ripten did some digging to see if the title was a brand-new game or an improved version of the first game. Deep Silver marketing manager Aubrey Norris confirmed on Twitter that the game is not a remake, stating that the budget price was due to it being the end of a console cycle.
"It is a new game. Not a remake," she tweeted to Ripten's Chris Carlson.
"It is a full game and next installment in the franchise," she later said to another inquiring follower.
Norris confirmed that the $49.99 was the game's real price, before explaining Deep Silver's decision.
"It's the end of a console cycle- we think this price makes a lot more sense given that," she said.
No release date has been given for Dead Island: Riptide.