New Dead Island Riptide info, screens and character – meet Morgan, he punches stuff

New info on Dead Island Riptide has revealed a new weather system, tower defence-sounding booby traps and fence elements to hold of zombies, and fifth character called John Morgan.

New Dead Island Riptide’s new character

Morgan’s bio simply says (without any real justification), “For years he has trained himself – and become a master – in hand-to-hand combat”. After a failed US Navy career he now works as a cook on a military ship, obviously.

The new game sees Morgan, along with the original survivors, washed back onto Banoi. A monsoon will introduce varying weather conditions to affect visibility, as well as leave locations – such as the new rich city area of Henderson – only reachable by boat. There’s also talk of new zombie mutations and tactical elements as you “place traps, fences and turrets to fend off oncoming Zombie onslaughts and to protect the humans in these sanctuaries”.

Click on to see the rest of the screens and the new character Morgan.