Dead Island 2’s Release Date Moves Again, But Fear Not

Embracer Group has begun producing disc copies of Deep Silver’s Dambuster Studios game, Dead Island 2, which was announced at E3 eight and a half years ago, and has gone gold.


But the release date has been changed again… it’s hard to follow what Deep Silver is doing! So when the game’s resurrection was leaked before Gamescom (and we wrote about it then), we saw that it was scheduled to launch on February 3. That didn’t happen because it was then moved to April 28. Now that has been changed, but for the better: Dead Island 2 is scheduled to launch on April 21. And they can’t push it back and forth (retailers will break the street date and start selling discs earlier…).

At the time of the leak, we already described what Dead Island 2 is about: “A deadly virus is spreading across Los Angeles, California, turning its inhabitants into ravenous zombies. The city is in quarantine, and the military has retreated. Bitten, infected, but more than just immune, you learn to harness the zombie inside. Only you and the handful of other swaggering fellows who resist the pathogen hold the future of Los Angeles (and humanity) in the balance. As you uncover the truth behind the outbreak, you’ll discover who—or what—you are. Survive, evolve, and save the world—just another day in Los Angeles!

The much-loved zombie saga is back with a unique formula of horror, dark humor, and over-the-top zombie slaying, spanning an epic pulp adventure. Dead Island 2 is a thrilling first-person action RPG that takes players across a brand-new playground. Stylish, vibrant, and flooded with zombie infection, explore iconic, gore-drenched Los Angeles. Meet larger-than-life characters. Slay countless foes in exquisitely bloody detail. And evolve to become the ultimate Zombie Slayer. See you in HELL-A!” We vaguely remember Los Angeles as the game’s setting. It hasn’t changed, then.

But let’s see what else is written in the key features: “Dead Island 2 takes players across the most iconic locations of the City of Angels, now stained with horror, in an exciting pulp journey from the leafy suburbia of Beverly Hills to the quirky promenade of Venice Beach. The combat delivers the most intense, visceral, and gory first-person experience possible, with plenty of weapons and tactical (and brutal) options to chew your way through the zombie horde. There are six characters, each with a unique personality and dialogue. You can fully customize the abilities of each Slayer, with our brand-new skill system allowing you to re-spec instantly and try out the craziest builds.

Our Los Angeles is crawling with zombies that look and react realistically. These mutated wretches are the reanimated, rotten heart of Dead Island 2 with dozens of distinct zombie types, each with their mutations, attacks, and hundreds of Los Angeles-themed variants. The Day One Edition includes the Memories of Banoi Pack (Banoi War Club, Memories of Banoi Baseball Bat, Weapon Perk) balanced, Personal space skill card.”

Dead Island 2 will launch on April 21 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Source: Gematsu

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