The Zombie Bait edition of Dead Island: Riptide comes with a gory bone-protruding, armless and headless torso figurine of a woman wearing a Union Jack bikini.
Deep Silver has revealed the Zombie Bait Edition of Dead Island Riptide. Set to come to Europe and Australia, the Zombie Bait Edition includes steelbook packaging, collectors’ artwork and weapon downloadable content in addition to a 12-inch statue of a bikini-clad torso with its head and limbs removed.
It's 31cm tall and 18.5cm wide, hand painted and referred to as "a striking conversation piece" by the game's publisher Deep Silver. It costs £99.99 (€120, $160). Deep Silver released the following statement today, regarding the Zombie Bait Edition:
"We deeply apologize for any offense caused by the Dead Island Riptide “Zombie Bait Edition”, the collector’s edition announced for Europe and Australia. Like many gaming companies, Deep Silver has many offices in different countries, which is why sometimes different versions of Collector’s Editions come into being for North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia.
For the limited run of the Zombie Bait Edition for Europe and Australia, a decision was made to include a gruesome statue of a zombie torso, which was cut up like many of our fans had done to the undead enemies in the original Dead Island.
We sincerely regret this choice. We are collecting feedback continuously from the Dead Island community, as well as the international gaming community at large, for ongoing internal meetings with Deep Silver's entire international team today. For now, 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."
Dead Island: Riptide is out 26th April on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.