Dead Island 2’s release date has been confirmed, ending years of speculation and waiting. Developed by Dambuster Studios and published by Deep Silver, the game will release on February 23, 2023, and will be available on PC and platforms, barring Nintendo Switch.
One of the most anticipated announcements for the Gamescom opening night live broadcast was spoiled by leaks before the show.
However, many players will be relieved to learn that the zombie-killing sequel is in fact being developed and will be released in a few months.
The Dead Island 2 release date announcement trailer didn’t give much away in terms of showing any gameplay however does have “actual game footage”. Nearly three minutes of graphic cinematic action were shown to fans, introducing us to one of the game’s six playable characters, Jacob, and setting the scene in the game’s new location, Los Angeles.
You are one of the few people still alive in the zombie-infested city of Los Angeles. In addition to being protected from whatever ailment turns them become zombies, you can use it to your advantage, giving you probably superhuman skills.
Overview of Dead Island 2
From the leafy suburbs of Beverly Hills to the offbeat boardwalk of Venice Beach, Dead Island 2’s exhilarating pulp trip takes players across the most recognizable settings in the City of Angels, now tainted with evil.
The most dramatic, visceral, and horrific first-person experience available, with a plethora of weapons and deadly tactical options to gnaw your way through the zombie swarm. We want you to feel every blade, torch, rip, and tear.
Choose from one of six playable characters, each with their own quirks and lines of conversation in “Be the Ultimate Zombie Slayer.” Thanks to our innovative skill system, you can rapidly re-spec and experiment with the wildest builds, totally tailoring the powers of each Slayer to your liking.
Zombies are infesting the area! Are you prepared to use the most sophisticated dismemberment technique ever seen in a video game? Zombies that seem and behave realistically are a common sight in our LA. With dozens of unique zombie varieties, each with their own mutations, attacks, and hundreds of aesthetic LA-themed variants, these mutant wretches are the reanimated, rotting heart of Dead Island 2. Our monsters are tough, relentless, and authentic Angelenos. Is there any chance you’ll make it through this?
Cinematic Co-Op Adventure – Dead Island 2 delivers a full role-playing game experience, complete with numerous engaging quests, a wacky cast of characters, and a thrilling pulp story. The ability to play it again is assured. By adding a ridiculous three-player co-op mode, you’ll be stuck in Los Angeles for a very long (and bloody) time.
Dambuster Studios, developers of Homefront: The Revolution, are hard at work on the sequel. Shooter enthusiasts will recognize the name Dambuster from its previous incarnation as Crytek UK, the studio responsible for the TimeSplitters series, created by Free Radical. At its initial debut at E3 2014, Yager (Spec Ops: The Line) was in charge of Dead Island 2’s development, however, they have since handed over the keys.