I think nobody really knows for sure at this time. There are many different statements about this edition on various websites, which has left me a bit confused. Here is what I've heard so far:
- it's xbox 360 exclusive - it's xbox 360 exclusive in UK only - it's gamesonly.at exclusive (for Germany, Austria and Switzerland) but availabe on PC, PS3 and xbox 360 - gamesonly.at will have the union jack bikini on the statue - gamesonly.at will have the american flag bikini on the statue - gamesonly.at is not sure at this time which flag will be on the statue but will keep customers up to date via newsletter - it will only be available in Europe and Australia - according to rumors it will not be realesed at all due to massive customer complains
Which is fact and which is not remains to be seen. I think within the coming weeks we shall be alot wiser.
The message "Sign up to be notified when this item becomes available" could simply mean that amazon are not taking anymore pre orders for this item due to limited stock. It surely wouldn't be the first time.
There has been a huge outcry about this collectors edition, namely with its inclusion of the zombie torso being offensive and sexist. Due to this, Deep Silver has sent out an apology statement. It's possible it may never be released (although this has not been confirmed yet).
OMG seriously what the F are you gonna want a bloody torso in ur room on a plinth for not exactly relevant the only way u really no what zombie game its from is because it says on the bottom dead island riptide
I find it all rather amusing that people are calling this sexist and wrong. Would they complain if it was a mutilated male torso? As a female gamer I don't find it in the least offensive, but neither am I a boobie loving lesbian. I just think its a rather amusing collectible. Hope they don't change their mind due to this 'public outcry', as I just ore ordered mine, being the sucker for collectors editions that I am.
If you all want to know what the fuss is all about, see the video link below you should get most of the answers you need, and the decision as to wether it will be for sale or not? http://uk.ign.com/videos/2013/01/15/news-dead-island-riptide-controversy Please copy and paste all up to the word controversy