Riptide torso released despite publisher’s apology.
By Erin Marcon on April 24, 2013 at 8:27 am
When Deep Silver revealed that some versions of Dead Island: Riptide would ship with a statue of a brutally dismembered (and bikini clad) woman, it was almost immediately forced to apologise to outraged gamers. The publisher stated at the time that “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.”
It has now emerged that Deep Silver’s remorse did not compel it to abandon plans to release the product, which many regard as demeaning to women. As reported by CNET, the statue has been popping up throughout Australia and Europe. The publisher’s parent company Koch Media has released a statement confirming that an “extremely limited quantity of the Zombie Bait edition has been made available to some retailers for those customers who wish to purchase it.”