If there's one thing that consuming countless hours of zombie-themed entertainment has taught us, it's that there's no such thing as a simple rescue. Even if your saviors are armed to the gills and have access to an impenetrable fortress, social collapse (or slate-wiping nukes) is just around the corner.

The latest trailer for Dead Island: Riptide is a perfect example of how things fall apart. If the flesh-eating ghouls don't get you, the government will. The clip's also a showcase for some of the new themes and gameplay elements, such as the increased importance put on water and boating. You aren't trying to bring a trophy back to your yachting club, though – you're just trying to band together with your allies to get off this horrible island once and for all. We'll see how that works out.

For more information on the game, check out our video interview with Dead Island: Riptide's producer, Sebastian Reichert.

The game is due on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC on April 23.