Dead Island Riptide's new character revealed

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 05, 2012 4:30pm PST

Fans of classic Steven Seagal movie Under Siege, your prayers have been answered. Dead Island Riptide publisher Deep Silver today unveiled the zombie FPS-RPG's new fifth playable character, and he's the closest we may ever get to seeing old Steve's character star in a video game--a Navy cook with furious fists of martial arts fury.

"For years he has trained himself - and become a master - in hand-to-hand combat," Deep Silver explained. "His career in the US Navy has not taken off as he originally had envisioned, so he spends his time as a cook on a military ship. Little does he know that soon he will have to bring his skills into practice when the ship nears the island of Palanai..." I quote this lengthy piece of fluff text purely so I can then state my hopes that he'll crack plenty of culinary puns as he cracks zombie skulls with his powerful kung-fu grip.

Riptide lurches at PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on April 23, 2013, developed by creator Techland. Yes, of course there's a Special Edition.

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