Gamers who played Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide watched Xian Mei slice and dice her way through hordes of the tropical living dead and now the assassin is back in Deep Silver's Dead Island: Epidemic, which is now in open beta. Xian joins the recently added Hailey, a former ice cream truck driver who was bitten, frozen, and mutated into a frosty super-powered being similar in some ways to X-Men's Iceman.

From Deep Silver: "Dead Island: Epidemic is now in open beta for free here:

Xian Mei has managed to survive thus far using her sharp mind and even sharper weapons, and she intends to keep it that way. She is a mobile burst damage character who jumps into the fray with her swords and deals massive area damage before disappearing amidst her illusions, leaving the enemies disorientated, out of position and shortly thereafter, dead.

And from ice-cold assassins to ice-cold killers (literally) Deep Silver and Stunlock Studios have also recently added the ice-powered, mutated character, Hailey, just in time for the winter and holiday season. The specially festive themed Dead Island: Epidemic Survivor Snowdown details Hailey's cool repertoire of skills and abilities."

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