Dead Island 2 release date, gameplay, trailers and more.

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Dead Island burst onto the scene back in 2011 with one of the most jaw-dropping trailers for that time period. The trailer, which played its events in reverse order, showed the beauty and brutality we could expect going into this vibrant game world. The game would go on to be a huge success, spawning a sequel in the form of Dead Island: Riptide, which was released in 2013, a few years after its predecessor. But enough about the older Dead Island games, we’re here to talk about the highly anticipated Dead Island 2 release date.

Dead Island 2 has had a rough journey throughout its development cycle, jumping around multiple developers over the years before settling with Dambuster, an internal Deep Silver studio. Originally announced all the way back in 2014 at E3, a year after Dead Island: Riptide had been released onto consoles, fans were excited to be getting a third instalment of the zombie slashing mayhem, especially after witnessing another masterclass in trailer execution.

Now without further ado let us proceed with seeing what information we have on the Dead Island 2 release date, what’s in store gameplay-wise, and the latest trailer footage.

Dead Island 2 release date

Dead Island 2 does not have an official release date yet, but it has been reported that the game will release before March 2023.

According to a report by VGC, Embracer’s CEO Lars Wingefors hinted during an earnings presentation that he was excited to announce a new triple-A game, which is most likely gearing up to be Dead Island 2.

In the past the game has jumped from release date to release date, constantly being pushed back by its developers. So all of this information must be taken with a grain of salt, but rest assured that once any confirmed release date is presented, it will all be updated here.

Dead Island 2 Trailer

Dead Island 2’s reveal trailer is the only trailer we’ve had so far, and is several years old at this point.

It features a young man going for a little jog along the sunny coast, inserting his headphones, and concealing a bite mark on his wrist. As the man goes about his business, he is completely oblivious to the fact the world is going to absolute hell around him. With explosions, car crashes, a helicopter spiralling to the ground and a mountain of zombies devouring every living thing in their sight. Somehow the man is unscathed by all of this, until the bite on his arm finally gets the better of him, transforming him into a rabid zombie.

You can watch the Dead Island 2 trailer here.

Dead Island 2 gameplay

2014 appears to be the best year for Dead Island 2 news and updates, as alongside the E3 trailer, we also got a look at some pre-alpha gameplay footage that was shown at Gamescom. Although the footage is very basic and doesn’t showcase all of what Dead Island 2 has to offer, it does allow players a taste of what is to come. We also learned that the character within this pre-alpha footage was easily impressed by every single little action they performed.

Watch the pre-alpha footage here.

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