Dead Island 2 has been in the works for about a decade, but now you can get an idea of what it looks like and when it will be released in final form. Several clips already confirm incredibly aggressive features and updated graphics.
Dead Island 2 will launch on February 3, 2023, and will be available from launch on PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Google Stadia, and PC (Epic Games Store). The first details of the new title have come online as part of the Gamescom Opening Night Live conference. For reference, the first game in the series was released in 2011, and while there have been a few updates for it, another aspect is more impressive. Dead Island 2 was officially revealed in 2014, 8 years ago.
Everything you need to know about the very aggressive Dead Island 2
If you like zombie games but haven’t had your appetite for a good story satisfied in years, Dead Island 2 is shaping up to be perfect for digital blood lovers. In the new title, you’ll be able to step into the shoes of one of six characters with particular abilities and a unique voice. The action takes place in Los Angeles, and the whole game has been created as an homage to the classic Hollywood period and horror films that have become cult in recent decades.
It has a fascinating story, a number of RPG elements, and a cooperative mode that you can enjoy with up to three other friends. All six characters can be customised to your preferences, while a skill system gives you the freedom to tweak many of their traits in real time. Because it’s a game with and about zombies, you’ll be happy to know that there are several dozen types of zombies to interact with in the game.
After numerous delays and a long period of time where no one was ever expected to play it, the development side has now fallen to the folks at Dambuster Studios behind Deep Silver, the same team responsible for Homefront: The Revolution. In an odd partnership, the game will come with Alexa Game Control support. That means it supports voice commands, not that you have to buy a smart speaker from Amazon.
You’re the star of the show now.
– Dead Island (@deadislandgame) August 23, 2022