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Deep Silver "Sincerely Regrets" That Bloody Headless Torso

Okay, so maybe it wasn't the best idea.

Yesterday, publisher Deep Silver announced the Dead Island: Riptide Zombie Bait Edition, which would release exclusively in the UK on April 26, 2013 and was dubbed as an "ultra collectible" version of the upcoming sequel. It holds a retail price of £99.99 ($160); the Rigor Mortis Edition for North America was revealed last week.

But that edition didn't include a decapitated bikini-clad female torso covered in blood. That's right, the UK bundle will feature this collectible item and perhaps unsurprisingly, they've taken a lot of flak for it. Now, an official reply has popped up on Twitter:

"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."

Well, we'll have to see if that's enough to defuse the situation. The company hasn't said they're ditching the bloody female torso just yet, but that may end up happening. So do you think people should be offended by such a "collectible," or do you believe they're overreacting?

Related Game(s): Dead Island: Riptide

Tags: dead island riptide, dead island riptide zombie bait edition, dead island riptide collectors

1/15/2013 9:51:59 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (33 posts)

Temjin001
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 10:14:40 PM
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wtf


...I mean wtf

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tes37
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 10:32:10 PM
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I wouldn't want something like that sitting on a shelf in my house. The developers evidently couldn't help themselves. It's kind of funny that they're having to apologize for being a bunch of weirdos. They might have a thing for bloody British breasts and wanted to share their excitement with the rest of us.

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fatelementality
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 10:36:03 PM
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Wow, nothing offends me.......nothing.........but that thing.

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xenris
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 10:55:37 PM
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I'm slightly turned on by it..if you know I cover 95% of it :P

I'm really offended by it, but I don't know why they thought someone would want an anatomically correct headless bikini babe zombie sitting on their dresser.

I dont really know why people are mad about it though. But I'm kind of a person who thinks everyone is overly sensitive so that could be why :

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xenris
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 @ 10:23:10 AM

Good lord the typo made my whole paragraph not make sense. I am really NOT offended by it is what I wanted to say not I am really offended by it.

Nothing offends me!



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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 @ 1:18:20 PM

lol

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Geobaldi
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 11:15:44 PM
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Doesn't bother me at all. If I don't buy that edition, then I'll be looking on Ebay to get that figurine. You're buying a zombie game after all. Do you really think they're going to pack some pretty, colorful collectible with rainbows or something in there with it? People get offended way too easily nowadays.

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Nas Is Like
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 @ 9:37:54 AM

Agreed, doesn't bother me either. If it did, I wouldn't even be playing or interested in the series. Like I mentioned below, people just need to grow up.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 11:18:47 PM
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I honestly can't see how that could offend anyone, let alone within the zombie fan community. That thing would be great for a Halloween decoration.

I wouldn't say I'm sorry, I'd say if you can't appreciate a good bloody torso then you got your own problems. I got a basement full of torsos myself.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 11:21:41 PM

haha

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Dreno
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 11:35:47 PM

I completely agree with you buddy.

I just can't see how a maimed torso figurine that comes with a zombie game would be offense to people of a zombie community. Sure,people who aren't into zombies,yeah,I can see that.

I guess George Romeo better tone it down for his next zombie flick.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 11:22:12 PM
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Well, I definitely wouldn't ever want that thing, but I couldn't help but chuckle about it. :p

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 11:46:38 PM
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Am I offended by it? Not at all.

Am I laughing at the fact that someone failed to think things through?

You bet!

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Alejandro562
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 @ 12:20:52 AM
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Cant wait for this game!!!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 @ 1:06:48 AM

Is that... somebody's butt?

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gumbi
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 @ 1:29:28 AM
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... Okay, really? It's a f***ing zombie game!

Lets all stop and think for a minute here; Who are the people that will actually see this thing? The people who are in the market for this game... Okay, and what kind of people are in the market for this game? ZOMBIE FANS!!! And guess what kind of things zombie fans like... THIS!!!

No way should they have to apologize for anything. If people want it, they'll buy it. If it offends you, or you don't like it then just ignore it and be on your merry way.

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Draguss
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 @ 1:31:55 AM
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I fail to see the problem. So there's a mutilated torso, big deal. It would make for an awesome halloween decoration. Why do people get offended so easily?

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AcHiLLiA
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 @ 1:58:49 AM
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Just don't let the little girls ask questions if they see this figurine displayed.

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Dukemz_UK
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 @ 2:19:19 AM
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D1P !! Lol

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matt99
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 @ 2:48:22 AM
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oh come on, if you don't like it don't buy it. I hate when instead of ignoring something people get all uppity and start complaining. There are loads of things that I don't like or that may offend me in some small way but I just ignore them and voila! I'm no longer bothered.

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 @ 3:55:08 AM
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They're giving you a what with their game? I'm sorry, that's not offensive, but hilarious.

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___________
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 @ 4:10:25 AM
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why?
seriously, im starting to believe that people will be complaining about a blade of grass being dropped on their mat!
seriously, why are people so god dam sensitive these days!?
its a bit silly to have this as a collectors item, yea, but thats the whole point of the game to be a bit cartoony and tongue in cheek!

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 @ 4:52:03 AM
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I don't see what is so offensive about it, That is rather tame in comparison to the content of the game. If your not one of them people who likes gorey figures in their room just don't buy it... I think the item itself is daft but I don't not see it as offensive

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SirLoin of Beef
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 @ 9:03:21 AM
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People have been complaining that violence in games leads to violence in real life. Now a bloody, headless torso pops up. Chances are good, this particular collectible item will be blamed for a murder down the road knowing how much people love to blame everything but the actual perp who does such crimes.

And no, I'm *NOT* agreeing with them. Just stating what I'm sure will happen given how much video game violence and the like has been brought up due to the Sandy Hook tragedy.

Personally, I'm not offended at all by it. As others have said, it's a zombie game and zombies like to snack on the living. I find it rather humorous.

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Nas Is Like
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 @ 9:37:21 AM
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People just need to grow up. We're exposed to a lot stronger violence these days.

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xenris
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 @ 10:29:14 AM
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This kind of reminds me of people wanting to ban violent games, or needlessly censor things.

Seriously if you don't like it or it offends you DONT BUY IT. Just because someone thinks something like this shouldn't exist doesn't mean they have a right to ban it so no one can have it. Like others have said it would be a wicked sick halloween decoration, or just one of those things you own that people go WTF dude.

But I honestly never understood why people were so adamant about banning stuff when they could simply just not purchase.

No one is forcing you to buy it, so let the people who want this get it and if it is offensive to you ignore it.



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kraygen
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 @ 11:50:51 AM
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This made me laugh, the torso, the flipping out, all of it.

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Fat
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 @ 11:57:32 AM
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Just fuckin' pissed it's not available here in the US!!!!!

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Nas Is Like
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 @ 7:19:44 PM

Really? I'd be more pissed about being fat if I were you, rather than the game.

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JROD0823
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 @ 1:32:13 PM
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I'm slightly impressed (and amused) by the fact that the least offendable nation on this planet managed to become outraged over the collectible statue of a zombie game.

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frylock25
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 @ 4:16:39 PM
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id like to know what people were saying to them about it. i really dont see the problem.

i looked again at what we get. they get that awesome statue and we get a shitty bobble doll?! ripoff. they dont want to sell it over there sell it here.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 @ 4:19:42 PM
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Just more proof you can't knock the "stupid" out of lame-stream sheeple.

I have 110% no problem with it at all.
Matter of fact it would fit nicely in the center of all my other skulls & such.



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Fat
Thursday, January 17, 2013 @ 11:31:58 AM
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Really Nas, is that kind of bullshit necessary? You don't know me! At least I'm not hiding behind a fake ass pic. You're probably fatter than I am bitch! Quit talkin shit troll.

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