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Dead Island: Riptide edition wants you to own a headless torso

We peeped this yesterday and the odds were that mother internet would kick up a fuss. And so it did.

Remain a virgin forever with the purchase of this horrid mess

Dead Island: Riptide Zombie Bait edition (the original game wasn’t badly received) costs US$99 and comes with a 31cm tall female torso thankfully wearing a bikini. The special edition also includes a steel game case, a weapon set DLC and artwork cards.

But once the image hit the interwebs, escalation was inevitable. Publishers Deep Silver quickly apologized over twitter:

We can read the full statement here as we try to comprehend the stupidity behind Deep Silver’s marketing decisions. Fan reaction was a mixed bag, with most wanting to know if the special edition will still be made available. Others on twitter point out how there’s a “culture of misogyny at a decision-making level” and rightfully so. If and when Dead Island: Riptide edition makes into production, it’ll cost U$160 and is only available for Xbox 360, 26 April 2013.


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