Dead Island 2 it was scheduled to launch this week, but faced a delay until April 28 with development in the “home stretch.” Dambuster Studios has been releasing regular updates and recently caught up with Game Informer to talk about the FLESH System. The video is from a work-in-progress build from November 2022, so there may be errors.
With the meaning of Fully Locational Evisceration System for Humanoids or FLESH is a procedural gore system. Depending on where the player hits, damage occurs realistically, be it cloak-ripping bladed weapons or bone-crushing blunt weapons. Senior Rendering Programmer Aaron Ridge and Technical Art Director Dan Evans-Lawes also discussed how this changes depending on the types of zombies they fought.
For example: while normal zombies can split apart like any decaying undead human, larger Crushers can spill more guts. It’s more visceral, but still retains the over-the-top nature of the combat.
Dead Island 2 It’s coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, and PC. You can see the gameplay below.