Dead Island and bookmaker set odds of 12/21 apocalypse

Dead Island Riptide publisher Deep Silver and bookmaker Paddy Power have set the odds for a Mayan and/or zombie apocalypse tomorrow. Apparently, the odd are pretty good that the sun shall indeed rise on December 22nd.

The odds of a mass zombie outbreak on 21 December 2012 as depicted in the Dead Island Riptide video game published by Deep Silver has been set at 2,000/1. Meaning that civilization as we know is more likely to come to an apocalyptic end as a result of an environmental disaster (1,000/1) or a nuclear holocaust (1,500/1). However, that could be small comfort when you consider that we’re more likely to be overrun by the living dead than colliding with another planetary body like a giant asteroid (3,000/1) or being attacked and conquered by extra-terrestrials (5,000/1).

A Paddy Power spokesperson said:

“Punters fancying a cheery 2000/1 flutter that the world will end due to zombie apocalypse on December 21st are more than welcome. For those not totally convinced, Paddy Power is also offering 1/1000* that the sun will rise on the 22nd. Either way, someone’s going to win!”

…Or lose. Either way.

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If we do somehow manage to make it past tomorrow and into 2013, make sure you keep an eye out for Dead Island Riptide. The sequel to Dead Island is expected to take a bite out of the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC on April 26th 2013. Hopefully.

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