The fact that the undead have no expiry date is shown by the new, leaked information about Dead Island 2, believed to be dead (from 19.00€ at buy) that has been simmering in developer hell for seven years now. But apparently the battle slab will soon be done…
The English Dambuster Studios are currently working on Dead Island 2, which has been happily changing developers for a few years after minor teasing between the developer of the first and publisher Deep Silver. But now it seems to be almost there, because Amazon is leaking the first pictures and the product description – a release date has also been announced.
It is easy to imagine that zombie shredding should be presented at Gamescom – but now the surprise is gone, Amazon was faster. In contrast to the genre competition from Dying Light 2, the renewed island excursion is known to have a more fun approach that doesn’t come across as serious and gloomy as in other zombie games.
According to the probably prematurely released product info, the developers describe Dead Island 2 as follows: “The popular zombie saga returns with a unique formula of horror, dark humor and over-the-top zombie killing that encompasses an epic pulp adventure. Dead Island 2 is a thrilling first-person action role-playing game that takes players through a brand new playground. Explore iconic, blood-soaked Los Angeles, stylish, vibrant and riddled with zombie infections. Meet larger-than-life characters. Slay countless enemies in exquisite gory detail and evolve into the ultimate zombie slayer. See you in HELL-A!”.
Sounds a little like less revolutionary ideas are making their debut and interested players are getting more of the same.