The name of the fifth playable character in Dead Island: Riptide is John Morgan, Techland confirms in a press release. Morgan joins the 2011 game's returning cast of four characters in the sequel, bringing along a whole new set of skills that ought to fit in nicely alongside the talents of the original quartet.
This new character is basically Steven Seagal's Casey Ryback character from the classic 1992 film Under Siege. By that I mean he's a U.S. Navy cook with a knack for hand-to-hand combat and pissing off Gary Busey. Okay, maybe not so much that second bit, but how badass would it be if Gary Busey suddenly showed up in Riptide as a cross-dressing madman?
Deep Silver has the likely Gary Busey-less Dead Island: Riptide set to hit stores on April 23, 2013.