Dead Island 2 News
Poll What Review Score Would You Give Dead Island 2?
Back from the dead
Dead Island 2 has been shuffling around PS5 and PS4 for over a week now, and so it's time to find out what you lot think about this latest zombie-smushing title. It's fair to say that we've been waiting on this one for a while — the project itself was rebooted multiple times after its initial reveal all the way back in... 2014?!...
News Fresh Out of the Grave, Dead Island 2 Shambles Past 1 Million Copies Sold
The sweet smell of formaldehyde and success
Dead Island 2 emerged from its corporeal slumber barely three days ago, with the stank of the charnel house still upon it, and already the undead sequel has racked up a body count of more than 1 million copies sold. It looks like Dambuster Studios could have a bone-afide hit on its skeletal hands, coming...
Poll Are You Playing Dead Island 2?
Dead and loving it
The year is 2023, and Dead Island 2 is an actual video game that just released. If you can still remember the project's initial teaser trailer for all those years ago, then you might find this whole situation quite surreal. The craziest part, though? Against all odds, the game's actually good fun. We gave this latest...
Guide Dead Island 2: Tips and Tricks - How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse
Prepare for your trip to Hell-A
Looking for some Dead Island 2 tips and tricks? The oft-delayed outing has finally been set loose after a wild nine year wait, bringing us sun-bleached beaches, a cocktail of deadly weapons, and of course, lots and lots of zombies. But while most of us gamers will be well-versed in the art of zombie-killing, you...
News Dead Island 2 Launch Trailer Brings a Nine-Year Wait to an End
Imagine telling the studio at the time Yager Entertainment that the project it's working on will not receive a launch trailer for another nine years. And it wouldn't even be the developer to actually put it out. Originally revealed all the way back at E3 2014, it's finally time for Dead Island 2 to actually release on PS5, PS4. It's...
News Watch Dead Island 2's Blood-Soaked Opening in New Gameplay Video
Believe it or not, Dead Island 2 is very nearly here. The game, thought to be lost to time, releases on 21st April 2023, and it's looking surprisingly promising. Its tongue-in-cheek (but no less grisly) take on a zombie apocalypse is on full display in this new video from IGN, documenting the opening few minutes of the open world...
News Dead Island 2's Spoiler Free Trophy List Has Arrived, Co-Op Required for Platinum
Who do you voodoo?
Dead Island 2 claws its way onto PS5 and PS4 at the end of the month, on 31st April, and we got a glimpse at the undead action RPG's spoiler-free Trophy list, which is only missing those directly related to story progression. Coming to us via TrueTrophies, it looks like the list itself is going to require some solid work to get...
News Dead Island 2 Gets Stylish Cinematic Trailer That Sadly Isn't in Slow Motion
As is now tradition
Dead Island 2 is right around the corner, launching on 21st April on PS5 and PS4. We've been waiting a long time for this one, and its starting to feel a little more real now we have a cinematic trailer to accompany it. While it doesn't hit the unbelievable highs of the original Dead Island's iconic and now legendary reveal...
News Dead Island 2 Is 'Around 20 Hours' Long, Says Dambuster Studios
2 Hours Gameplay = 1 Year Development
Dead Island 2 has rapidly and somewhat unexpectedly become one of the more intriguing titles on the gaming horizon for us, thanks to positive preview impressions and that banger of a gameplay showcase from a couple of weeks back. It sounds like it will be a somewhat meaty offering for us to sink our teeth into,...
Preview Dead Island 2 Makes Up for Lost Time with Fun
Almost 3,652 Days Later
Pretty much no game ever is worth waiting almost 10 years for, but when Dead Island 2 launches on PS5 and PS4 next month, it'll at least deliver on the comedic fun its reveal trailer teased all the way back at E3 2014. Having been passed between three different developers over the past decade, it's difficult to work out where...
News Wait?! Dead Island 2 Looks Like a Bloody Good Time on PS5, PS4
They actually did it
It’s taken a bloody long time, but what’s this? Dead Island 2 looks good! A sprawling 14-minute video preview shows playable character Dani working her way through Los Angeles, messing up any and all kinds of reanimated flesh that gets in her way. The gameplay encounters look unbelievably entertaining, thanks to a rich and...
News Dead Island 2 Release Date Brought Forward, Resurrects One Week Earlier on PS5, PS4
Bring out your dead
We've all been waiting an eternity for Dead Island 2 to finally arrive, and now, Deep Silver has announced it's launching slightly sooner than expected. The game was delayed to 28th April 2023, but now, the publisher has confirmed the zombie-slaying, open world action title will launch one week earlier, on 21st April: The...
News Dead Island 2's FLESH System Allows for Procedurally Generated Mayhem
It should be no surprise that Dead Island 2 will be a gory game. After all, its central gameplay loop revolves around bludgeoning brain-dead zombies to bits and cutting them into tiny pieces. However, the developers at Dambuster Studios appear to have taken things to another level with a proprietary engine tool known as the FLESH System that...
News Dead Island 2 Ditches That Tired Skill Tree for a Based Skill Deck
Play your own way
Dead Island 2 was delayed back in October, and the next entry in the over-the-top zombie co-op series is now slated to launch on 27th April. As we draw ever closer to that appointed date, we learn more about the long-in-the-grave title, like the fact that we will be able to utilise zombie powers, apparently. Another fun factoid...
News You'll Gain Zombie Powers in Dead Island 2, New Gameplay Reveals
A new Dead Island 2 gameplay showcase has revealed you'll be able to utilise zombie abilities via a Fury Mode — at least for a brief time — after being bitten. You're technically not a zombie, but you can then go on a bit of a rampage, clawing away at other members of the undead with your hands. The footage also reveals a large...
News Dead Island 2 Gameplay Showcase Announced for 6th December
Just a week or so after a delay was confirmed for Dead Island 2 — pushing it back to April next year — a showcase has been announced, promising new gameplay. The broadcast will take place on the 6th December at 8PM GMT / 9pm CET / 1pm PT, and the big draw is "an exclusive first look into the game and its features". We've actually...
News Dead Island 2 Is the First Early 2023 Game to Be Delayed
Pushed back by three months
Dead Island 2 has been delayed out of the busy early 2023 release schedule. It will now launch for the PS5, PS4 on 28th April 2023. In a statement on Twitter, Dambuster Studios acknowledged the "irony" of pushing the game back yet again but stressed it needs a bit more time to get things right and release a "game we're...
News Weapons in Dead Island 2 Will Degrade with Use, But Dev Explains 'We’re Generous with It'
That old chestnut
Weapon durability is a contentious mechanic amongst RPG fans, with some feeling that item degradation is an annoying and superfluous method of forcing players to constantly discard their weapons. Others, meanwhile, appreciate the immersion of having to maintain their gear and relish the idea of amassing an arsenal of death-dealing...
News Dead Island 2 Back from the Dead on PS5, PS4 Next February
Took your time
Just as the rumours and leaks suggested, Dead Island 2 is actually still alive. Dambuster Studios has been working on building the game "from the ground up" for the past four years, and now we have a release date: 3rd February 2023 on PS5, PS4. The trailer accompanying the announcement is just as comedic as the series was on PS3, so...
News Dead Island 2 Is Alive, Release Date and Summary Leaked by Amazon Listing
Who Do You Voodoo 2: Electric Boogaloo
Dead Island 2 is apparently closer to launch than we had previously anticipated, as a leak from Amazon suggests that the long-in-development title is set to launch on 3rd February, on PS5 and PS4. As spotted by the eagle-eyed Wario64, it seems like someone at Amazon might have jumped the gun a little bit, and...
Rumour Dead Island 2 to Be Re-Revealed in 2022, The Game Awards Would 'Make a Lot of Sense'
Re-animating the discourse
Rumours of Dead Island 2's re-emergence have been swirling for years, with the beleaguered title being shunted between various publishers and developers since it was first announced in 2014. According to leak master general
News Dead Island 2 Is 'Going to Be Kick-Ass', Probably a PS5 Game
It still exists, apparently
Development of Dead Island 2 was recently moved to a third studio, but that's no bad thing according to Koch Media CEO Klemens Kundratitz. The man at the helm of a ludicrous amount of IPs manages to spin the situation into a positive, despite the fact that the game hasn't been seen or heard from in any real capacity for...
News Dead Island 2 Development Moves to a Third Studio
Homefront: The Revolution dev at the helm
Dead Island 2 still exists, apparently. The open-world zombie title, announced all the way back at E3 2014, has changed developers for a second time, making Dambuster Studios the third team to work on the project. In a new report from publishing powerhouse THQ Nordic, it is explained that development of th
News Dead Island 2 Is 'Still Being Worked On' Says THQ Nordic
Not dead yet
It's been nearly five years since the announcement of Dead Island 2. Initially announced all the way back at E3 2014, the sequel to the cult hit zombie title has been MIA all this time. It's switched developers, with Sumo Digital taking over from Yager Interactive, but news since has been virtually non-existent.
News Dead Island 2 Is Still in Development, More Will Be Revealed in Time
Not dead yet
Want to know something crazy? We played Dead Island 2 about four years ago. The demo was like this co-op zombie horde thing, and frankly it wasn’t very good, but we absolutely spent some time with it. Since then, the project has been handed to a different developer (Sumo Digital) and presumably rebooted behind the scenes. And...
News Dead Island 2 Hasn't Rotted Away Just Yet
Deep Silver says sequel's still coming
Hey, remember Dead Island 2? No, not Dying Light - we mean the actual sequel to Dead Island that was announced ages ago and then just kind of... Shuffled off a cliff. The title was originally set to launch back in 2015, and it's been over a year since we last heard about the game, but publisher Deep Silver has...
News LittleBigPlanet 3 Developer Assumes Control of Dead Island 2
Back from the dead
Dead Island 2 has been re-animated by Sheffield-based studio Sumo Digital. Those of you with long memories may recall that the title was in production at Spec Ops: The Line maker Yager, and even was announced during a PlayStation press conference. But despite us getting hands-on time with the release, the German organisation...
News Yager Development Won't Be Working on Dead Island 2 Anymore
Get back in that grave
Dead Island 2 has seen its fair share of development troubles, but things are now coming to a temporary close, as publisher Deep Silver has announced that it's cutting ties with German developer Yager Development. No specific reasons were given, but it's easy to infer that the title's quality was a big problem. "With Dead...
News Dead Island 2 Decayed into 2016
Dead and buried
The success of spiritual successor Dying Light looks to have scared off publisher Deep Silver, as Dead Island 2 -- previously due out this spring -- has been delayed into 2016. Writing as part of an extended tweet on the game's official social media profile, the studio said that it hasn't achieved its goals yet. "Right now we are...
News Did Dying Light Scare Dead Island 2 Away?
It's a zombie eat zombie world
This is a strange one, isn't it? Techland, the developer behind the original Dead Island, went on to create the rather enjoyable Dying Light after departing from publisher Deep Silver. Meanwhile, the former's getting a sequel in the form of Dead Island 2, but as Videogamer.com cleverly points out, we haven't seen or...
Gamescom 2014 PS4 Sequel Dead Island 2 Enjoys Some Sunshine Slaughter
Hot as Hell
The original Dead Island seemed to get its head turned by that iconic debut trailer. While it was ostensibly a silly co-operative zombie slayer, said first footage gave gamers expectations that the final product could never live up to. Fortunately, the folks over at German developer Yager appear to be setting out their stall much more...
News Watch Dead Island 2 Decay at GamesCom 2014 This Month
Hell on Earth
German convention GamesCom is scarily close, which means that the Push Square office is all of a flutter right now. One thing that’s improved our mood, however, is news that Dead Island 2 is set to infect the Cologne show later this month. The sequel will be playable at the expo, which actually marks the first time that local gamers...
E3 2014 Dead Island 2 Will Lurch onto PS4 with Undead Exclusive Content in 2015
Dead Island 2 will be coming to PlayStation 4 in mid-2015, Sony announced at its E3 press conference. The gratuitously gory brawler will feature 8 player multiplayer, as well as multiple character classes, and a deep skill system. What's more, if you're playing on the Japanese giant's super system you'll receive as yet unannounced...