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Dead Island 2 – the living dead of sequels

Dead Island Survivors might only be a Tower Defense game for smartphones but the makers have confirmed a real sequel is still on the way.

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It’s now almost seven years since Dead Rising became a surprise hit and yet still publisher Deep Silver hasn’t managed to create a follow-up. But they are still trying.

They released mobile game Dead Island Survivors in the UK this week but not only is it just a Tower Defense game but it was available up to two years ago in some territories.

So the natural question is whether Dead Island 2 is even still being made, and when it will be out. And thanks to the tweet below we at least have an answer to one part of that question:

The original Dead Island is not exactly a GameCentral favourite but we were looking forward to the sequel, as original developer Techland left the franchise and went to work on Dying Light instead (which has its own sequel coming out soon).

Spec Ops: The Line developer Yager was brought in to create the sequel, and we had an encouraging chat with them back in 2014.

But a year later Yager were kicked off the project for ‘creative differences’ and the company almost went bust.

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After that British developer Sumo Digital – best known for the Sonic & All-Stars Racing series and Crackdown 3 – were brought on board.

But they’ve never done any press for the game and it’s been unclear what their approach will be or if they’re even still working on it.

Technically we still don’t if they are, since the tweet doesn’t mention the developer, but you’d assume they are. All other bets are off though, including whether the game is aimed at this generation of consoles or the next…

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