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Dead Island 2 announced for spring 2015 on PC, Xbox One, PS4

Tuesday, 10th June 2014 02:49 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Dead Island 2 is heading to the Golden State, and it is full of zombie co-op. It will be released with exclusive content on the PlayStation 4 in spring 2015.

The game is also heading to PC and Xbox One and is in development at Berlin-based studio, Yager.

Dead Island 2 takes place after the first outbreak on Banoi in Dead Island 1. The world has apparently moved on and while zombies are still a known threat, people feel safe in their little bubbles.

“Companies are selling vaccines and the latest zombie survival kits and people believe that the disaster that occurred on a small island in the middle of nowhere could never happen to them,” said Jan-Eric Lauble, creative producer at Deep Silver.

“Suddenly, a string of brutal outbreaks occur in California and the government puts a wall around the infected area – leaving California as a Dead Island.”

Taking place in California, the open world game will allow you and your friends to fight endless zombie hordes with handcrafted weapons.

The combat system of the game has been redone from scratch to provide a “more visceral experience and control than ever before,” and all new dynamic challenges and new enemy types have been added as well.

Multiplayer is described as “seamless and social” as eight players will be sharing the world deciding whether to cooperate, compete or coexist.

Dead Island 2 will have an exclusive beta and exclusive content on PlayStation 4 and more details will be announced in the near future.

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7 Comments

  1. POOhead

    seriously these guys make some class trailers

    #1 3 months ago
  2. dazedonthemoon

    This trailer was hilarious. Much better than dicks spreading constant hate and negativity online 24/7. ::cough cough::

    #2 3 months ago
  3. Edo

    So Dying Light and Dead Island 2…gotch ya.

    #3 3 months ago
  4. yeoung

    That is fantastic, I skipped the first ones due to incredibad hit detection, which would just totally have driven me insane, but Dead Island remains to this day, on of those ‘what if’ games..

    Will definitely get this one.

    #4 3 months ago
  5. BrokenSpline

    Best trailer of E3 this year and the trailer matches the game unlike the original.

    @1

    They don’t make them. They pay for a 3rd party to make them.

    #5 3 months ago
  6. VikingOfTheSouth

    The guy who jumps out of the van near the end of the trailer sounds remarkably similar to Jack Black.

    #6 3 months ago
  7. karma

    As a partial fan of the original, I dont like the direction they seem to be going with this sequel. DI was at its best when it was grounding itself in reality. That original tense and emotional CGI trailer had the tone right. That is what folks wanted to see. The silly zombie go splat arcade bits were far less enjoyable. DI2 seems to be embracing the zombies are silly fun times mold even more. Its just meaningless nonsense and why I hate to see another zombie game.

    Least I still got Dying Light to look forward to, even though it too looks a bit more arcadey than i would have liked.

    #7 3 months ago

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