Dead Island: Riptide is an upcoming open world action role-playing video game developed by Techland and published by Deep Silver, set for release in April 2013 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Windows. Although described as a spin-off, the game's story picks up right after where Dead Island left off, as the four survivors find themselves on the island of Palanai in the Banoi archipelago, when it has been overrun by zombies.
The characters thought they had escaped the terrors of Banoi and survived the apocalypse on a corrupted paradise. Their fate took a turn for the worse. The Dead Island heroes escaped in a helicopter to the safety of a military ship, but when a furious storm hits and the virus suddenly spreads throughout the crew, the nightmare starts all over again, leaving hope drowning in the rising tides.