Dead Island 2 Re-Revealed at gamescom, Releasing in February

Opening Night Live at gamescom 2022 ended with the long awaited re-reveal of Dead Island 2, including an official release date.

The wait for Dead Island 2 has been long. So long in fact that players managed to get Dying Light AND Dying Light 2 since the game was originally announced. It’s been stuck in development hell for a while, and even went under a complete revamp from what it was initially planned to be.

Last week, an Amazon listing accidentally revealed the game was coming this February, and many of us assumed that meant we’d be seeing it at gamescom. That turned out to be exactly the case!

You are bitten, infected, but immune and stronger for it. Learn how to harness the virus coursing through your veins as you paint LA red with the insides of countless zombie enemies on a path to discover the truth about the outbreak, about who – or what – you are and survive. Slice, pulverize and smash your way through the horror-soaked streets of the city of Angels, dispatching the undead who get in your way. No biggie but the fate of the city – and all of humanity – is in your infected hands.

It’s a fun cinematic trailer and seems to set the tone just right for what this game is going to be. Fortunately, that’s not all we got, however, as they also revealed a gameplay trailer for Dead Island 2, showcasing the action that’s in store for players this time.

Explore HELL-A – 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 verdant suburbia of Beverly Hills to the quirky promenade of Venice Beach.


Brutal Melee Sandbox – Combat delivers the most intense, visceral and gory first person experience possible, with plenty of weapons and brutally tactical options to chew your way through the zombie horde. Whether you’re slicing, smashing, burning or ripping, we want you to truly feel it.


Be the Ultimate Zombie Slayer – There are six characters to choose from, each with their own unique personality and dialogues. 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.


Zombie Infestation – Ready to experience the most advanced dismemberment system in games? Our LA 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 own mutations, attacks and hundreds of visual LA-themed variants. Our monsters are relentless, challenging, and true Los Angelinos. Will you be able to survive?


A Cinematic Co-op Adventure – As a proper RPG experience, Dead Island 2 offers plenty of exciting quests, a crazy cast of characters, and a thrilling pulp story, to truly immerse you in its twisted universe. Re-playability is guaranteed. Add an over-the-top co-op mode for up to three players, and you’ll stay in LA for a very long (and gory) trip.

Dead Island 2 hits PlayStation 4|5, Xbox Consoles, and PCs on February 3, 2023.

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