Dead Island 2 release date, trailers and gameplay

Island 2 looks as though it might finally have a final date, though we’ve certainly been burned with this game before. After originally being slated for a 2015 release, the game disappeared. Rumors of a difficult development process had led many to think that Dead Island 2 would never see the light of day.

Thankfully, and to the delight of zombie fans everywhere, Dead Island 2 is indeed still alive and kicking, and will release next year. It was re-revealed earlier in 2022, with a full gameplay trailer showing off the new tone and visual style. It looks as though there will still be plenty of zombie-killing action, set against the backdrop of sun-bleached  LA.

Now that a release date is finally within sight, and with a gameplay showcase on the horizon, there’s plenty to learn about Dead Island 2. Here’s everything we know about Dead Island 2, including all of the latest news and rumors. As new details are revealed, you’ll find this page updated. Check back in to find out whether the game does indeed hit its new launch date.

Dead Island 2: cut to the chase

  • What is it? The long-delayed sequel to Dead Island
  • When can I play it? April 28, 2023
  • What can I play it on? PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, PC

Dead Island 2

For a very long time the only Dead Island 2 trailer we had was the original 2014 reveal cinematic. It was a tasty thing, showing a rapidly decomposing jogger running along Venice Beach in LA.

While it didn’t really reveal anything about the game, it set the tone for what we could expect from Dead Island 2’s tone.

Skip ahead eight years and we now have two new for the open-world Zombie survival game. A new cinematic, in the vein of the original, giving you a tasty for this apocalyptic version of LA.

Though, after an eight year wait between cinematic trailers, you can understand that fans may want to actually see Dead Island 2 in action. Thankfully, developer Dambuster Studios was happy to cooperate and released a gameplay trailer, too, showing off just how violent this long-awaited sequel will be.

Dead Island 2 release date and platforms

Dambuster Studios has once again delayed Dead Island 2. It will now release April 28, 2023. This is a 12-week delay from the former release date. In a Twitter post, which you can view below, the team states that this is now the final release date. We’ll see.

Fans will be waiting with bated breath. The development of Dead Island 2 has switched hands twice since the sequel was originally announced eight years ago, leaving players disappointed in the past. It was first under development at Yager, the same studio that created Spec Ops: The Line, and was originally scheduled to release in 2015. But it never materialized.

In 2016, it was announced that development had passed over to Sumo Digital. Three years later, the game changed studios again, with Dambuster announcing it had taken over work on the game. Fingers crossed that it makes it past the finish line this time around.

As for platforms, Dead Island 2 will be coming to new- and old-gen consoles, with PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, and PC all confirmed.

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