The end of the Mayan calendar on December 21st does, to some people, suggest the end of the world. Dead Island Riptide and bookmakers Paddy Power just wanted to set the odds of it being due to a worldwide Zombie apocalypse – fancy a punt?
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 civilisation 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 (Max bet £10) that the sun will rise on the 22nd. Either way, someone’s going to win!”
Well, assuming that we are all still here, Dead Island Riptide will be hitting stores on April 26th 2013 for PS3, Xbox360 and PC. Here are some Zombies in London…