Strange half-step sequel Dead Island: Riptide will add a fifth fisticuffs-style character to its roster named John Morgan, publisher Deep Silver has announced. The hand-to-hand combat specialist will be selectable from the start of the game, alongside the four protagonists from the original title's cast. Despite the additional character, the co-op survival simulator will still only support four participants in multiplayer.
According to the official press material, Morgan finds himself on the infected island of Banoi when the military ship that he's been working on as a chef is shipwrecked. From there the fighter is forced to use his fists in order to fend off the waves of undead inhabiting the once luxury resort. It doesn't sound like the most practical solution, but, hey, whatever works, right?