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 varied palette of weapons and combat styles.

We’re also really enjoying the vibrant art style, which obviously is appropriate for Los Angeles, but is seldom seen in gory, zombie games. We suppose the jury’s still out on the quest themselves – in this video, you’re basically repairing an electric gate for an ageing rockstar – but if the moment-to-moment action is as enjoyable at this looks, then maybe this will have been worth the wait all along.