Gamescom 2022 saw a reveal of a good number of games that would be released later this year all the way through 2023. One of the most anticipated games to be announced during the event has to be Dead Island 2. This is a game that players have been waiting around for a long time, simply because it would be a sequel to the original Dead island game. With everything revealed about the game, here are the Dead Island 2 release date, trailer, gameplay, and other details.
The original Dead Island game was released in 2011. Given that the first game itself was delayed for a while, the sequel to the game Dead Island 2 has been delayed for a good number of years. Now that the wait is coming to an end, here is everything you need to know about Dead Island 2.
Dead Island 2 Release Date
Dead Island 2 was originally announced in 2014. However, with a number of studios being repeatedly changed for the project, the game kept getting delayed. Finally, after a good number of years, the developers of the game have finally revealed the Dead Island 2 release date at Gamescom 2022. The game is now set to be released on February 3, 2022.
Dead Island 2 Developers and Publisher
Dead Island 2 is being developed by Deep Silver Dambuster Studios. Deep Silver is the publisher of the game. The same publishers for games such as Saints Row 2022, Beyond Contact, God Will Fall, Metro Exodus, and Dakar 18 – just to name a few.
Dead Island 2 Trailer
The first original trailer for Dead Island 2 was first released during the E3 event that was held in 2014. The 2014 trailer shows how the zombies seem to be attacking people and also shows how some people turn into zombies causing a lot of destruction. With the Gamescom 2022 trailer, we see the same energy and action-packed trailer. It’s all about surviving on whatever supplies you have with you and protecting yourself from the various zombies by using different weapons and guns. Watch the 2014 trailer over here and the 2022 Gamescom trailer over here.
Dead Island 2 Gameplay
We finally have gameplay footage for Dead Island 2. Since this is an action horror game that can be played as a single player or multiplayer with your friends, you and three other people team up and explore Los Angeles. But, the area is infested with various types of zombies that are out there to attack you and overtake the human population.
There are a good number of characters that you will be able to choose from alongside a number of quests for you to complete. The developers also say that the replayability factor for the game is high so you will always be able to enjoy bashing out zombies with your friends all the time. Information about what you can expect in the game world, as well as the heroes and villains of the game, are yet to be released. We hope these details are revealed as there are just a handful of months for the game to release.
Dead Island 2 Voice Control
Dead Island 2 will the first game that is set to feature Alexa’s Game Voice Control. So what’s this feature about? Well, the game has voice chats in the game. But now when you make use of certain voice controls, you will be able to interact with the NPCs within the game. And in Dead Island 2, that would mean you could tease and taunt all the zombies in the game. This new feature is making its debut in Dead Island 2 and we should expect the feature to be available in many other games as well.
Dead Island 2 Supported Platforms
The game will be available for consoles and PC. Whether you have an Xbox Series X|S or even the Xbox One, you will be able to play the game. PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 players will also be able to enjoy this game. PC gamers will be able to purchase and play the game via the Epic Games Store. There is no information about whether it will be available on Steam later on. If you purchase the Deluxe Edition and Gold Editions of the game, you will be able to play cross-gen.
Dead Island 2 Game Editions
Dead Island 2 is available in a number of game editions whether you purchase digital or physical copies of the game. Here are the different game editions available when you purchase a digital copy of the game.
Dead Island 2 Standard Edition
The Standard Edition of the game consists of the base game as well as the Memories of Banoi Pack which is a pre-order bonus.
Dead Island 2 Deluxe Edition
This edition of the game has cross-gen support along with the base game. You also get the Memories of Banoi pre-order pack. In addition, you will also get the Golden Weapons pack and two character packs which are bonus content for the Deluxe edition.
Dead Island 2 Gold Edition
With the Gold edition of the game, you get everything that the Deluxe Edition has including the Pulp Weapons pack and an Expansion Pass for the game.
Dead Island 2 Day One Edition
The Day One edition of the game is exclusive to gaming consoles. Keep in mind that this is a physical copy of the game. The game is similar to the standard digital copy of the game and you get the same pre-order bonus pack.
Dead Island 2 Pulp Edition
The Pulp Edition of the game is a physical copy that gives you the base game as well as the Pre-order Memories of Banoi pack as well as the Pulp Weapons pack.
Dead Island 2 Hell-A Edition
Here’s the topmost edition of the game. Well, you get everything from the Gold Edition of the game with a Steelbook and a good number of physical items. This will be the edition you want to keep if you are an absolute big fan of the game.
Dead Island 2 System Requirements
While it’s great to see the game available for pre-order and pre-purchase, the system requirements are the most important as it only makes sense to see if the game will work perfectly on your PC or not. Well, the bad news is the system requirements have not been revealed to the public yet. We do hope that the system requirements for the game are released in the coming months of the year.
Now that you know everything about the game, what do you think about the game? Is it the game that you are excited about or do you plan to wait around and see what other people around the world have to say about the game? Whatever the case may be, this is a great game and we hope to see more details about the characters and system requirements being revealed to the public sooner than expected.