Dead Island 2 has been in the works for some now. One of those new games in 2023 that genuinely can’t be overlooked is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to Techland’s zombie-bashing slaughter-fest. Developer Dambuster Studios and publisher Deep Silver have finally put this bloody sequel back on track after years of derailed plans and restarts.
We’re already impressed by what we’ve seen and experienced thus far. Read more about our firsthand experiences in our preview of Dead Island 2 and chat with the game’s director. Dambuster said that the game would be delayed to April to give it one last polish before its original February 2023 release date alongside some of the future PS5 and Xbox Series X games.
Hey, what will a couple of extra weeks hurt after 12 years of waiting? Fortunately, we have plenty to go on as we wait for the gore-gorgeous shores of post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, including an exciting gameplay trailer. All the information you need about Dead Island 2, including release information.
Dead Island 2 Release Date
Dead Island 2 was scheduled to debut in February 2023, Dambuster Studios and Deep Silver later declared that the launch date had been moved by 11 weeks to April 21, 2023. According to Dambuster, who was speaking about the most recent Dead Island 2 delay, “The irony of delaying Dead Island 2 is not lost on us, and we are as disappointed as you undoubtedly are.”
“The delay is just 12 short weeks and development is on the final straight now; we’re going to take the time to make sure we can launch a game we’re proud to launch. For those of you who’ve been waiting for years, thank you for hanging in there with us.”
Dead Island shared a post on Twitter:-
— Dead Island (@deadislandgame) November 17, 2022
Dead Island 2 Trailers
Aside from the now-iconic E3 2014 zombie transformation cinematic, shown below, things on the Dead Island 2 trailer front were quiet for a while. Then Deep Silver and Dambuster Studios surprised us with a fresh reveal video and some brand-new, contemporary in-game footage at Gamescom 2022.
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Let’s examine the process of development. Review the Dead Island E3 2014 announcement trailer above to get started.
Dead Island 2 Co-Op
Dead Island 2 co-op sounds fantastic, and while one person can play the zombie slash-em-up, it sounds like a lot of fun to play with two friends in teams of three. Deep Silver thinks that this will “guarantee replayability” as couples discover Dead Island 2’s “thrilling” pulp story and talk to its strange cast of characters in its “twisted” world.
At this point, we don’t know how co-op will work in Dead Island 2. We don’t know if it will be available right away or if it will be built into the story mode like in Dying Light 2.