Steam gets Dead Island bundle, pre-order exclusive

Publisher Deep Silver has announced that the Steam version of its upcoming open-world tropical-zombie-killing sim Dead Island is also getting a pre-order exclusive.

Included with the Steam pre-order is "The Ripper," a weapon that combines the versatility of a baseball bat and the spinning sharpness of a buzz saw. The weapon is also available to console users pre-ordering at GameStop.


Though the game will be available at other digital distributors, Steam is the only retailer promoting the exclusive "Ripper" weapon.

Dead Island's Steam bonuses also include free access to the "Bloodbath Arena" DLC, which is also being made available for pre-order customers looking to slay zombies on the Xbox 360 and PS3.

The downloadable content will be made available "one month" following the September 6 release of Dead Island and will also priced at $10 for those that miss a chance to get the content for free.

Additionally, Deep Silver revealed that Steam will sell a bundle of four Dead Island copies for $149.97. The game is available for pre-purchase on Steam today.