According to the PS4 version listing on Amazon, Dead Island 2 will be released on February 3, nine years after it was first revealed.This naturally changes and may just be a placeholder – this is Dead Island 2, I wouldn’t be surprised – but it does fit recent tips According to Embracer Group’s CEO, the open-world zombie game will be released in the company’s fiscal 2023.
This Amazon listing (opens in new tab) Reiterates some of the points we’ve learned during the game’s prolonged development hell. It’s set in the “horror-filled” version of Los Angeles, which means you’ll be hitting zombies with sticks in “the verdant suburbs of Beverly Hills” and “the quirky promenade in Venice Beach.” The combat is naturally “visceral and gore,” and of course, there will be “dozens” of different kinds of zombies to be gutted, all of which are Los Angeles-themed, of course.
Dead Island 2 has been confirmed since 2014 to have at least four playable characters, but the Amazon listing increases that to six. “You can fully customize each Slayer’s abilities, and with our brand new skill system, you can instantly reassign and try out the craziest builds,” reads the Amazon profile.
On that note, here’s the full product description: A deadly virus is spreading in Los Angeles, California, turning its residents into voracious zombies. The city is under quarantine and the army has withdrawn. Bitten, infected, but not just immune, you learn to take advantage of the zombies inside. Only you, and the few swagger guys who happen to be resistant to pathogens, can hold the future of Los Angeles (and humanity). As you uncover the truth behind the pandemic, you will discover who you are – or what – who you are. Survive, evolve, save the world – just another day in Los Angeles! The beloved zombie saga returns with unique horror, dark humor and top-notch zombie killings across an epic pulp adventure. Dead Island 2 is a thrilling first-person action RPG that takes players through a brand new playground. Stylish, vibrant and full of zombie infestations, explore the iconic bloody Los Angeles. Meet otherworldly characters. Kill countless enemies in extremely gory detail. And evolve to become the ultimate zombie killer. See you in hell!
This list is for the Day 1 build and includes a bunch of cosmetic items, baseball bats (one in-game, for violent undead), and weapon perks. Below is the screenshot attached to the listing:
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…here’s the PS4 box art:
Dead Island 2 has been confirmed as an Epic Store exclusive, and the PC version likely won’t even receive a physical box copy, so it’s hard to say if these first-day perks apply to us. The game is in development at Dambuster Studios after changing hands from Yager and Sumo Digital.