Dead Island 2 Achieves Gold Status, Set to Launch April 21

Dead Island 2 has been officially re-revealed, and is set to launch on consoles and PC on February 3, 2023.
Dead Island 2 has been officially re-revealed, and is set to launch on consoles and PC on February 3, 2023. Deep Silver

Dead Island 2 is almost within our grasp, with the long-awaited sequel to the popular zombie survival game set to launch April 21, a week earlier than the previous release date of April 28. I don’t think any fans will be complaining about less waiting.

Gone Gold

Dead Island 2 has had a very difficult development history as the game suffered from several delays and changes. The sequel was announced back in 2014 and its development studio was changed twice. After a long silence, the game pushed forward and is now finally ready for release, having recently gone gold.

About the Game

For those who have not played the first game, Dead Island is an open-world survival horror game that takes place on a tropical island overrun by zombies and players must fight to survive. Their journey becomes easier if they spend time scavenging resources and crafting efficient weapons.

The sequel promises to offer a similar experience to the original game but on a grander scale. Players will be able to play as six unique protagonists and explore a wide variety of locations, including sprawling suburbs and dense urban areas. The game’s combat system has also been overhauled with a greater focus on hand-to-hand combat and the ability to dismember enemies.

Platforms and System Requirements

Dead Island 2 isn’t a single-player-only title. The game features a multiplayer mode, which will allow players to team up with friends and go against the zombie hordes together. It is developed using Unreal Engine 4 and will release for PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. The developer has yet to announce the official system requirements, but that should change in the coming weeks.

Overall, it seems that Dead Island 2 is shaping up to be a worthy successor of the original game. While the game's troubled development history may have caused some skepticism among fans, the fact that it has gone gold and received an official release date should put those concerns to rest.

So, what do you think? Are you excited about Dead Island 2? Have you played the first game in the series? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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