"When last we saw the four heroes of Dead Island, they were on a helicopter to safety. The happy ending we thought was going to happen was not meant to be though and with Dead Island: Riptide the heroes end up on a new island, once again tasked with helping out the survivors and ultimately surviving themselves.
Players will be able to import their Dead Island save file to Riptide, allowing them to continue leveling their previous character in the new game. However, there is also a brand new character named John Morgan for players to play with. Morgan was inspired by Fist of the North Star and features some crazy fast melee moves on his skill tree."