Dead Island 2 has been announced by publisher Deep Silver.  The release date for this zombie survival game is set for spring of 2015.  The announcement was made during Sony’s E3 news conference.  Dead Island 2 is currently being developed by Yager Development.  Several features of the game were highlighted such as:

  • New handcrafted weapons (Quickly becoming a staple of zombie games)
  • Multiplayer for up to eight players
  • Sand box environment for players to cooperate, compete or simply coexist (Yeah, Now you can coexist with all your friends.  I am so dieing to coexist.  Who highlights “Coexistence?”)
  • Character Classes from the action-oriented berserker to the stealthy hunter  (I’m assuming they’ll have more than two.
  • In-depth skill system

Dead Island 2 Announcement

Dead Island 2 is set for release in spring 2015 on PS4, Xbox 1, and the PC.  PS4 users will get a 30 day beta testing period and exclusive content.

Several months after the events on Banoi, the United States military has put the Golden State under full quarantine. Now a restricted zone, California has become a bloody paradise for those who refuse to leave their homes and an action-packed playground for renegades who seek adventure, glory and a fresh start. Combining the classic Dead Island elements of immersive close combat, action and role-playing, 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.

I like the trailer for Dead Island 2, and I am starting to hunger (pun intended) for another zombie game.  But as this appears to be set in California can they really Call it Dead Island 2?  Maybe Dead Continent would have been better.  Okay no that sounds stupid.

I’ll live with the title.   As long as I can fight zombies I’m good.  The trailer for this one is good though.  I still remember the trailer for the first Dead Island and how it made me cry.

Don’t make me cry damn it!