Next week the first two Dead Island games are getting the remaster treatment and will be packed together in a collection called Dead Island: Definitive Edition, though the PlayStation 4 version won’t feature both of the games on the included disc. It has been revealed that the original Dead Island will be on disc, though Riptide will be a separate download.
Deep Silver revealed that “PS4 discs don’t support multiple games, so there Riptide comes as a download code.” They go on to clarify that “You need a separate menu, you can’t just put two games on disc,” with the PlayStation 4 games.
Despite this inconvenience for the PlayStation 4 version, the Xbox One version will feature both games on a single disc. The collection is set to launch on May 31st, which features improved textures, better lighting, and even adds in a new side-scrolling game called Dead Island: Retro Revenge.
Here’s a description of Retro Revenge from the game’s Steam page:
“Time for some 16-bit retro revenge! Hell-bent on saving his cat, Max must carve a bloody path through a zombie-infested California, tearing his way through hordes of the undead, battalions of corrupt soldiers, and a slew of evil-minded ex-cons. Pull off crazy combos, collect power-ups, wield super weapons, and unleash insane magic attacks as you fight to become the amazing 16-bit side-scrolling hero you’ve always believed yourself to be!”
The true second game in the series called Dead Island 2 is taking things in a sillier direction, though that game has suffered multiple delays. At this time it currently has a vague release window of late 2016 and is in development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.