Dead Island Definitive Collection Approved
Dead Island is planned to be re-released together with Dead Island Riptide, Deep Silver confirmed. These games will be made available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Dead Island Definitive Collection will also include a completely new 16-bit game named Retro Revenge. However, the situation with Dead Island 2 is still unclear.
Such information about the upcoming Dead Island Definitive Collection comes from Best Buy, a retailer which published product pages for Dead Island Definitive Collection games. As we see from the listings, the Dead Island Definitive Collection includes Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition, Dead Island Definitive edition and Dead Island: Retro Revenge. These editions are the refreshed versions of the original Dead Island games that are suitable for all DLC and patches.
Dead Island: Retro Revenge is portrayed as “A brand new standalone 16-bit game set in the style of a classic side-scrolling action/endless runner within the Dead Island universe” in a product listing page. The game was first introduced earlier in 2016.
Dead Island game fans can expect a Dead Island: Definitive Collection to be released on May 31. Its price is set to be $40. Dead Island game fans will also have an opportunity to buy each game’s definitive edition for $20 but then they will not get Retro Revenge with the package. Deep Silver also didn’t confirm if they will offer Retro Revenge outside of the Dead Island Definitive Collection package.
Dead Island Definitive Collection edition is expected to have higher quality textures, Remote Play and share play options. Also, there will be an option for streaming and recording. All games in Dead Island Definitive Collection will have 4-player online cooperation mode.
It is also announced that the Power Firsts Power-Up mode will appear in Dead Island and Riptide. Deep Silver announced that these games will have retro look melee battle, improved leaderboards, improved game mechanics and more.
Dead Island 2 was expected to be released in 2015 but later the release date was postponed into 2016. Moreover, Dead Island 2 has lost its partnership with the game developer Yager and it is still unclear who will continue working on the game development. Techland producer Tymon Smektala once said that he would love to be in development team of Dead Island 2 again as the original game Dead Island was developed by Techland. The original Dead Island came out in 2011, Dead Island: Riptide was released in 2013.