Deep Silver announced the Dead Island: Riptide Zombie Bait Edition. A super collector’s edition that will only see a UK and Australia release on the 26th of April 2013, for about $160. This edition features a hand painted decapitated bikini-clad torso that is about 31cm x 18.5cm.
On top of that, the Zombie Bait edition comes with collectible artworks, steel-book case for the game as well as exclusive weapon mods. According to Deep Silver, the Zombie Bait edition will only be released for the Xbox 360.
However, after it’s announcement, the Zombie Bait edition drew much criticism and Deep Silver apologized for controversy.
[quote]We sincerely regret this choice. We are collecting feedback continuously from the Dead Island community, as well as the international gaming community at large, for ongoing internal meetings with Deep Silver’s entire international team today. For now, we want to reiterate to the community, fans and industry how deeply sorry we are, and that we are committed to making sure this will never happen again.[/quote]
It is unclear at this point in time if Deep Silver will still go ahead and release the Zombie Bait edition or if it will be modified to make it more ‘tasteful’.