Tag: Dead Island
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'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 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 Wait, Dead Island: Riptide Isn't on the Dead Island: Definitive Collection PS4 Disc?
Nope, it's download only
More positive press for the remastered collection that no one asked for: Dead Island: Riptide, the sort-of-sequel to Dead Island, wont be included on the Dead Island: Definitive Collection disc. According to publisher Deep Silver, only the first game will be on the PlayStation 4 disc, meaning that you'll have to download...
News Dead Island: Retro Revenge May Be More Dislikeable Than Battleborn
Look, this author's probably the least funny person on the planet – but whether you're a budding comedian or not, you've got to know when to quit. Dead Island: Retro Rampage desperately doubles down on its dodgy "jokes", however, managing to wrap everything abhorrent about Internet humour into 90 seconds of ear-splittingly bad stand-up,...
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 Hey Look, It's a PS4 Remaster Collection No One Asked For
Back from the dead
We remember when Dead Island was a thing before Dying Light came along and made the franchise look like a beta test. Both the original and its sequel, Dead Island: Riptide, weren't terrible games, but we wouldn't say that they're worthy of a PlayStation 4 remastered collection, either. But with titles like Prototype getting...
Rumour Dead Island Could Be the Next PS4 Remaster That No One Asked For
Moan like the undead
We can't wait to see what the comments section thinks about this one. According to a South African retailer, there's going to be a Dead Island: Definitive Edition landing on PlayStation 4 at some point in the future. Obviously, retail listings are never concrete evidence of an upcoming, unannounced release, but they're usually a...
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...
News You'll Need to Escape Dead Island on PlayStation 3 This Year
Banoi boat trip
The upcoming PlayStation 4 sequel Dead Island 2 isn’t the only apocalyptic adventure in production at publisher Deep Silver, as the firm has announced another entry in its somewhat inconsistent zombie series: Escape Dead Island. Due out on the PlayStation 3 later this year, the title is being billed as a “survival mystery”...
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...
News Ryder White Stars In New Dead Island DLC Trailer
We love it when DLC expands upon the narrative of a game, and so we're naturally rather excited for Dead Island's upcoming Ryder White expansion pack
The DLC aims to expand on the narrative of the antagonist from the main game, and manages to slot in a few new weapons and blueprints along the way. The production values look high based on this debut...
News Dead Island's 'Ryder White' DLC Extends The Story, Flips The Perspective
While map packs and character skins are nice, we absolutely adore DLC that expands a game's narrative
Dead Island's newly announced "Ryder White" DLC is a textbook example of intriguing post-release content, extending the game's single-player campaign by "several hours" and allowing you to experience the game's events from the...
News Dead Island Ships A Whopping 3 Million Units Worldwide
Dead Island is proof that you only need one amazing trailer to achieve commercial success
Despite launching with a slew of snags, the morbid Techland developed zombie slasher has shipped a whopping three million units worldwide. Deep Silver's manager of marketing and PR, Aubrey Norris, revealed the news to Game Informer: "Dead Island has sold...
News Dead Island's Bloodbath Arena DLC Takes Down The Undead On November 22nd
After some heavy delays reserved to fix Dead Island's main campaign, publisher Deep Silver has attached a November 22nd release date to the game's first DLC pack, Bloodbath Arena
The pack includes several single-player and multiplayer Horde-style challenges in four different arenas". Any XP earned in the DLC will be transferable to the...
News Dead Island Patch Coming Wednesday
After a troublesome launch period, publisher Deep Silver has announced that first-person zombie title, Dead Island, will receive a new patch on PS3 this Wednesday
The update will see a number of improvements applied to the game, including an increased level cap, a variety of balance changes and a slew technical fixes. Techland previously delayed...
News Japanese Sales Charts: Dead Island Batters The Top Ten, While Macross Tops
Another week, another set of Japanese sales figures
It was another bumper week for 3DS hardware — get this, Nintendo released a pink system — but PlayStation software continued to rule the roost, despite seeing a minor drop-off in console sales. PlayStation software accounted for seven spots in the top-ten, and half of the chart as a whole...
News September NPD: Madden Tops, FIFA Shocks, Industry Drops
Madden NFL 12 was the top-selling video game in North America for the month of September
But proving that those living overseas do have some semblance of taste, FIFA 12 wasn't too far behind it, finishing up in fourth. Dead Island did ridiculously well, propping up the charts in third position of the back of that trailer and, well, zombies we...
News UK Sales Charts: FIFA 12 Tops, Team ICO Does Decently
FIFA 12 has topped the UK sales charts for the week
No real surprise there. Expect it to maintain its position at the top until Battlefield. The new arrival sees F1 2011 pushed down into third, with Zumba Fitness, Dead Island and Deus Ex: Human Revolution in fourth, fifth and sixth respectively. Sony's ICO & Shadow Of The Colossus Collection had...
News Dead Island's Bloodbath Arena DLC Delayed
If you were looking to bathe in the warm crimson of zombie juice, you'll have to wait a little longer. Dead Island developer Techland has revealed it's delayed the game's Bloodbath Arena DLC while it works towards tidying up the main game. We are working hard to make the Bloodbath Arena DLC available as soon as possible. However, due to...
News Dead Island Movie On The Way, Based On Trailer
Movie company Lionsgate has optioned film rights from Dead Island publisher Deep Silver to make a movie based on the game's infamous debut trailer
"The film Dead Island will be an innovation of the zombie genre because of its focus on human emotion, family ties and non-linear storytelling," the company explained. The movie's currently in...
News UK Sales Charts: F1 2011 Soars Into Second
We've no interest in the game that finished first on this week's UK sales charts, so let's jump straight into what came second: F1 2011
That was followed by Techland's Dead Island, which continued to hold onto its place in the top ten despite taking a bit of a critical beating. (We concluded that the game was fun, but far too buggy to fully...
News UK Sales Charts: Dead Island Still On Top, Resistance 3 Holds Strong
Deep Silver's ambitious (but desperately buggy) Dead Island has topped the UK sales charts for the second week running, scooping up sales greater than any other title in the publisher's history -- in just two weeks
The co-operative zombie RPG is in fact outselling Resistance 3 on the PlayStation 3 platform alone — a title which still managed to...
News Dead Island DLC Delays Possible As Techland Focuses On Bugs
Deep Silver's warned that delays to Dead Island's DLC are a possibility as developer Techland focuses on quashing the game's well documented bugs
Chatting with Kotaku, a Deep Silver representative stated that the developer is working on fixes "across all platforms so that we can take care of all of the fans who have been so supportive of our...
News Dead Island Ships One Million Copies In North America
Dead Island publisher Deep Silver announced that it's shipped one million copies of its open-world survival horror RPG in the US -- in just one week
Moreover, the publisher expects to have shipped two million copies worldwide by the end of this week. "The critical 'first week' of game sales has been an enormous sales success for Deep...
News UK Sales Charts: New Video Games Are Finally Released
It's finally that time of the year where developers and publishers alike start to release new video games
This week's UK sales chart is evidence of that alone. It's dominated by the release of brand new titles with Dead Island, Wahammer 40K: Space Marine and Resistance 3 all taking spots in the top five. They're joined by relatively new releases in...
News Dead Island's First DLC Pack, Bloodbath Arena, To Debut Later This Month
Dead Island's first slice of DLC will debut later this month, developer Techland has announced
The Bloodbath Arena DLC pack will introduce four new maps with never-ending waves of zombies to battle. The DLC was first announced as a pre-order bonus, but will retail for $10 for everyone else. All XP and cash earned from the DLC will carry over to the...
News Dead Island Launch Trailer Features Amazing Music, Terrible Accents
There's a like to look-forward to in Techland's much hyped zombie slaying opus, Dead Island
The soundtrack, for one, is sure to be incredible after that debut trailer turned a few well-placed piano chords into a memorable riff. But there's also a lot to be worried about. While Techland is traditionally a forward-thinking and ambitious developer, it...
News Dead Island Comic Prequel Available From The Marvel Website
The zombie apocalypse is upon us
Just to get us prepared, Deep Silver has released a six-page Dead Island prequel comic. It's available exclusively from the Marvel website. The comic's been created by Marvel Custom Solutions writer William Dailey, along with artists Jorge Lucas, Juan Santacruz, Diego Olmos, Carlos Rodriguez and Sergio Arino. The...
News Latest Dead Island Trailer Demonstrates Co-Operative Gameplay
Techland has a history for forcing players into the roles of unlikable characters, and based on the evidence of this latest Dead Island trailer it seems like that's unlikely to change
Thankfully, the game itself does look like it's going to be ridiculously good fun — especially when played in four-player co-op. With a massive sand-box, dozens of...
News Dead Island Is The Latest Video Game Series To Get Its Own Novel
As more and more video game franchises get novels, it's unsurprising to see Techland's hotly anticipated Dead Island receive the treatment
The novel, written by British author Mark Morris, promises to give readers "a terrifying glimpse into the horrors thrust upon the four individuals who have unwittingly embarked on the ultimate holiday from...
E3 2011 Dead Island E3 Trailer Released Ahead Of The Big Show
Deep Silver and Techland's tropical zombie survival title, Dead Island, will undoubtedly be one of the biggest draws at E3, in part thanks to that massive reveal trailer released earlier in the year
Just to keep your hype levels tingling, Deep Silver's released an E3 trailer for the game. Catch it above.