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This Game's Special Edition Comes With A Statue Of A Bikini-Clad, Severed Female Torso

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If you are a severed torso fetishist or serial killer, you will undoubtedly be ecstatic to know that one special edition of Dead Island: Riptide comes with the above statue.

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Fans of bloody female torsos clad in UK flag bikinis can go out and pre-order the "Zombie Bait" edition of Deep Silver's upcoming open-world action role-playing game right now, assuming they live in Australia or select European countries. Sorry, U.S. torso aficionados. You guys can get the "Rigor Mortis" edition, which comes with a zombie hula girl bobble figurine, a zombie arm bottle opener, and a wooden keychain. No torso.

I'm not sure exactly what one does with a bikini-clad, severed female torso, but at least it makes a good conversation piece. Put this on your mantle and everyone'll be talking.

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Really though, this is disgusting. It's the sort of marketing misstep that can make it feel really embarrassing to like video games.

I've reached out to Deep Silver's UK office to ask what the deal is. Deep Silver's American PR rep says the company's U.S. branch was not involved here. Dead Island: Riptide is out on April 23 for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.

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*Cut to a bar, a confident young man is wooing a young lady, its going well for the young man, laughs are exchanged and drinks are had, the young lady likes the young man it seems*

Young man: "Hey, you wanna get outta here? i got drinks back at mine if youd like?"

Young lady: "Yeah, id like that :3"

*ten minutes later, on steps to house*

Young man: "Watch out for snuffles, he's my dog, a bit humpy at the moment, but he's lovely really"

Young lady: "Awww i love dogs!"

Young man: "Ah, just dont spoil him, he'll want you to stay!"

Young lady: "Maybe i might"

*Flirtatious laughter.*

*A further ten minutes later and things are going well for the young man, he has the young lady at the door to his bedroom, his heart is racing at the thought of what is about to unfold. She runs a finger down his chest and kisses him on the lips. They smile and rest their heads together. The young man whispers sweet nothings into her ear, she giggles and pulls him closer, he opens the door, and turns the light on*

Young lady: *screams* "OH CHRIST! WHAT THE SHIT IS THAT??!!"

Young Man: "Its just my collectors edition mutilated female body! Look at the detail!"

Young Lady: "Why would you want that!"

*Young Lady starts to wretch, runs out of the house*

Young man *on door step*: "I just dont get it, Snuffles, the statue is cool....right?"

*Snuffles joins the young man and lays a sympathetic paw on his master's shined shoes. Snuffles knows master isnt a bad man. But his choice of collectors edition figures leaves much to be desired. Marcus Fenix was a better choice, the blonde lady liked him.*

*The young man returns to his room, alone but for his faithful companion, who curls up in the crook of his elbow, thankful that he gets Master all to himself for another night.*