Jun 7th, 2016

Featuring gruesomely detailed visuals and carnage remastered for modern gaming platforms, Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition is a visceral survival-horror game that pits players against ravenous hordes of flesh-eating undead.

Now owners of NVIDIA SHIELD can stream the game directly to their device via the cloud-based GeForce NOW for $19.99. And if you missed out on all the zombie mutilating mayhem featured in the original game, Dead Island: Definitive Edition is also available on GeForce NOW for $19.99.

That’s why Android lovers should look no further than the NVIDIA Shield for all of their gaming needs. Together with a GeForce NOW subscription, you’ll be able to stream console quality games directly from your computer to your SHIELD using the power of NVIDIA’s cloud-based super computers. Not only is it a one-of a kind service… it’s also the only way you can play Dead Island: Riptide on an Android device.

Here are five key reasons you shouldn’t pass up on this delightfully violent adventure, Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition.

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Horror in High-Definition
Dead Island: Riptide looked good when it first launched in 2013, but technology improves quickly in the land of gaming. The Definitive Edition boasts lovingly remastered HD visuals, improved character models and a realistic new lighting system to boot. Blood, guts and decomposing flesh have never looked so pleasing.

Extra Goodies
All of Dead Island: Riptide’s previously released DLC comes bundled in the Definitive Edition. So you’ll be able to reap the benefits of additional weapons like the awesome zombie-butchering BBQ Blade. There’s also a special shop where you can get weapons and supplies at a discount. And you can even up your fashion credentials with new skins for all your playable characters.

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It Packs Some Serious Firepower
The game boasts an impressive arsenal of weaponry with which you can dispatch zombies in increasingly grisly ways. There are the usual suspects like pistols, shotguns, heavy revolvers and magnums along with more ranged weapons like rifles, sniper rifles and an M72 launcher. There are also flare guns, harpoons, nail guns and stun guns for dealing additional punishment to your rotting aggressors.

There’s a New Guy in Town
You can play as characters from the original Dead Island: the undercover spy Xian, the baseball bat wielding rapper Sam B, the former football player Logan and the ex-cop Purna. But now you can play as an all-new character named John Morgan, who’s a master of close quarters combat. He’s also armed with claw-like blades on his right hand, so it’s a bit like having Wolverine in your zombie hunting squad.

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Homebrewed Hardware
By acquiring blueprints you can modify your own makeshift weaponry. The Saw Disc Axe is basically a shovel with a rotary blade on the end of it. You can probably imagine the mess you can make with something like that. The Old Smokey mod hilariously turns a regular old golf club into a massively powerful electrical weapon. If you want to create more widespread mayhem, build yourself a Sonic Pulse Grenade. You don’t need a base weapon to make it, but once you have gathered all the parts, assembled the thing and lobbed it into a crowd of zombies, you can watch in glee as a powerful shockwave causes all their heads to explode.

If any of those reasons whets your appetite for taking on murderous throngs of the undead, you can stream Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition as well as the original game, Dead Island: Definitive Edition, on NVIDIA SHIELD via GeForce NOW. A GeForce NOW membership ($7.99 a month and free for the first three months) allows SHIELD owners to instantly stream a variety of games, while certain premium titles are available to purchase separately including Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition. Purchasing the game on GeForce NOW also comes with a Steam key to download it on PC at no additional cost.

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