Some UK and Nordic customers who purchased boxed retail copies of Dead Island: Riptide for PC have found that the Steam codes they’ve been asked to activate actually end up redeeming them copies of Dark Souls instead.
The printing mix-up has been explained on the Steam forums by Deep Silver’s community manager, who said that “Dark Souls is an amazing game, but you probably bought Dead Island Riptide to play Dead Island Riptide! For those of you who don’t know this, Dark Souls is also not a Deep Silver game.”
“We are aware of this mixup by whoever printed these codes for a completely different game from a different publisher, and are working on a best possible solution to help affected players and retailers.”
If you’ve purchased a boxed retail copy of Dead Island: Riptide from the UK to save on unfair Australian price-gouging, and this happens to you, contact Steam Support and you’ll be given the correct game.
Meanwhile, we reviewed Dead Island: Riptide and called it “boring, by-the-numbers, fan service”. Read the full review here.