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 Tom Henderson over at Try Hard Guides, though, a re-reveal of the title could be in the offing for Q4 of 2022. Henderson's source did not provide an exact date, but said that a reveal at The Game Awards 2022 would "make a lot of sense".
Dead Island 2 will reportedly continue in the vein of the original Dead Island, with a focus on cooperative play, and will feature a new cast of 5-6 playable characters.
Henderson says that since his original reporting on the matter (on YouTube), other sources have come forward to claim that the game is in pretty good shape. A source who has played the game said that "it’s probably my most anticipated game after playing it", and others backed reports the game will feature several different locations set in California, including San Francisco and Hollywood.
What do you think of the long-running Dead Island 2 saga? Are you optimistic we will see the title, possibly revealed at The Game Awards 2022? Let us know in the comments section below.
The problem with Dead Island 2 is Dying Light 1 and 2 exist so i really don't care for it especially as the first 2 games aren't that good anyway.
It better not be a CG trailer. They need to show some gameplay.
Who is supposed to be developing it now?
@WallyWest the first 2 games were really good fun especially online co-op..they were not the greatest in terms of story telling but both games were large enough so as not to become too overly congested with shed loads of pointless side quests..every side quest had good rewards something that the assassins creed games could take on board..i agree that with dying light 1 and 2 this is a bit pointless but you never know...
Guys, they already showed a new trailer for Dead Island 2 this year.
Still find it strange that they renamed it to Goat Simulator 3 though.
Unpopular opinion: I liked Dead Island way more than Dying Light. My pre order for 2 from 2014 is still existent,lol.
Could be? Coooould be? I am definitely interested in DI2, but after all these years since viewing the teaser during E3 2014 I am not much interested in "could be's". No bigger turn off then dragging out game releases.
I enjoyed DI and Riptide on PS3 and PS4. Riptide was fun in that it offered a good gun play option, especially if playing as Purna. DI had firearms but were weak and useless. Riptide has ammo crafting and effective shotguns.
@HotGoomba that trailer completely caught me off guard and I've never gone from "outraged" to "loving it" quicker in my life.
I'm still shocked this game somehow has not been canceled at this point. Hopefully it doesn't turn out like Duke Nukem Forever!
@dschons I think Dying light complicated the formula, too many NPC and yea NPZ to wade through then there’s the dizzying clusterfùck of a parkour playground that serves as an apparent city. I am old school fulci, prefer the original concept of a zombie holiday they could do like Dead Island 2: Last Resort and call it a day.
Will it be good or will it suck? Place your bets folks!
Its been a while.cool.word up son
They are chasing a dying trend. If anything, they should rework the game and name to Cat Island. Cats are in, zombies are out.
I hope they use that iconic reveal trailer from years back, "I'm a bomb and I'm about to blow up!!"
@dschons no, no, don't, no.
@WallyWest I disagree. I absolutely loved Dead Island and Riptide when I first played them. Plus, Dying Light 2 wasn't as good as the first game imo.
@Rambolike Not the hugest fan of DI either but I thought it was decent. Dying Light on the other hand was nothing but boring, the parcours and combat didn't do anything for me weirdly enough. Still don't know why I played it to completion.
Been watching the first trailer for years.. the song goes so well with it.. “I’m the bomb and I’m ‘bout to blow up”.. care less about the game itself as of now.. if they put out another rockin ass song trailer it might peak my interest again
@Rambolike, that reveal trailer you posted a link to is from E3 2014. Iconic and epic for sure. At first I thought, is that Vespucci Beach, is this a GTA 5 sp dlc? Not and No.
No DI2 has been disappointing, but Dying Light+dlc has provided the zombie mayhem I was hoping for in DI2. However I am still hyped for a zombies running amuck at the beach with me, The Zombinator, saving the day.
Loved dead island and Riptide really do hope this happens..
"Who Do You Voodoo B****"
I still need to play the first game, hope I end up liking it.
this game was supposed to come out 2 years BEFORE covid hit, and now we are 2 years AFTER covid and it still hasnt come out.. Techland released DL2 instead.. Lets just let this dying horse DIE already!!
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