That lovable, fun, half-scavenger-half-FPS (or sorts) Dead Island video game will return in Spring 2015 with it’s sequel aptly named – Dead Island 2! And no, there’s nothing wrong with naming a sequel like that. It’s sort of like how Cher, Prince, and Bono get away with just having one name…..names. Anyway I digress.
A few days back at E3, the game’s publisher – Deep Silver – teased the crowd with the above video trailer for the undead-fueled ride and after watching it several times myself I have to say that I’m pretty stoked! I have the first one on my now defunct PS3 and played it the hell out of it. Sure it took forever but so did Bioshock and GTA right? Right.
Along with leaving the island destination from before for the new California location, early reports (and clues from the trailer) show that one the biggest and most fun aspects of the game will return: handcrafted custom weaponry! IGN had this to report:
Dead Island 2 features crazy, never-before-seen handcrafted weapons and over-the-top characters in taking players from the iconic Golden Gate to the celebrated beachfront boardwalk of southern California’s Venice Beach,” Deep Silver explains.
“Developed in Unreal Engine 4, Dead Island 2 brings back its acclaimed, seamless multiplayer for up to eight players who cooperate, compete or simply coexist in a truly social, new-gen multiplayer experience. Dedicated classes offer a variety of gameplay: From the action-oriented berserker to the stealthy hunter, every character offers a different style of play. An in-depth skill system allows the player to handcraft their own heroes and weapons.” – IGN
We’re dying to play this new ZomRomp! How about you?
Dead Island 2 will be released Spring 2015 on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC