GI Show 154: Dead Island Riptide, Nintendo Sales, AC3 DLC

by Matt Helgeson on Apr 25, 2013 at 02:00 PM

In this episode of the Game Informer Show, we discuss the highly anticipated new Dead Island game, Nintendo's continuing sales struggles, and some new DLC for Assassin's Creed III.

Host Matt Helgeson kicks things off with Tim Turi and Jeff Marchiafava, who are on hand to talk about Dead Island Riptide, the follow-up to Deep Silvers' breakout zombie hit. The game features a lot of the elements that attracted horror fans to the original, but it also misses the mark in terms of polish. Tim and Jeff discuss the game's considerable strengths and nagging flaws.

In the second segment, Matt is joined by Matt Bertz and Ben Hanson to talk about the recent Nintendo financial report, which revealed some disappointing Wii U sales numbers and a shakeup in the company's management structure. Things aren't looking especially good for the Big N right now; we discuss what's gone wrong so far and what Nintendo can do to right the ship.

Finally, Matt Miller stops by to talk about the final part of Ubisoft's "The Tyranny of King Washington" DLC trilogy. This chapter is entitled "The Redemption" and, like the previous chapter, contains both some intriguing content and some frustrating design choices. Miller breaks down his impressions of the DLC in detail.