The revelation that the UK 'Zombie Bait' edition of Dead Island Riptide would include a headless, bikini-clad female Torso resulted in a massive backlash against Deep Silver.
The company billed the 31-by-18.5cm hand painted statuette as a "grotesque take on an iconic Roman marble torso sculpture."
"We wanted to provide a unique collector's edition that was utterly 'Dead Island' and would make a striking conversation piece on any discerning zombie gamer's mantel," said Deep Silver sales and marketing director Paul Nicholls.
Discerning is an odd word for this even if used fascetiously, and while it must be conceded that there is some passing resemblance to greco-roman sculpture, it seems safe to say the Zombie Bait edition was not pandering to art history majors.
In the wake of the massive outcry over the statue, Deep Silver has apologized for its decision.
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