Dead Island 2 Reveals New CG & Gameplay Trailers + General Features

During Gamescom 2022, publisher Deep Silver and developer Dambuster Studios revealed a new gameplay trailer and CG trailer for the long-dormant Dead Island 2.

One of the playable characters, Jacob, is highlighted as he witnesses and combats the recent zombie outbreak. Gameplay is set in the first-person, where all manner of chaos is the name of the game.

The following general key features are advertised:

  • Explore HELL-A – Dead Island 2 takes players across the most iconic locations of the City of Angels, stained with horror, in an exciting journey from the verdant suburbia of Beverly Hills to the quirky promenade of Venice Beach.
  • Brutal Melee Sandbox – Combat delivers the most intense, visceral, and gory first person experience possible, with plenty of weapons and brutally tactical options to chew your way through the zombie horde. Whether you’re slicing, smashing, burning, or ripping, we want you to truly feel it.
  • Be the Ultimate Zombie Slayer – There are six characters to choose from, each with their own unique personality and dialogue. You can fully customize the abilities of each Slayer, with our brand-new skill system allowing you to re-spec instantly and try out the craziest builds.
  • Zombie Infestation – Ready to experience the most advanced dismemberment system in games? HELL-A is crawling with zombies that look and react realistically. These mutated wretches are the reanimated, rotten heart of Dead Island 2, coming in dozens of distinct zombie types, each with their own mutations, attacks, and hundreds of visual LA-themed variants. Our monsters are relentless, challenging, and true Los Angelinos. Will you be able to survive?
  • A Cinematic Co-op Adventure – As a proper RPG experience, Dead Island 2 offers plenty of exciting quests, a crazy cast of characters, and a thrilling story packed with dark comedy to truly immerse you in its twisted universe. Re-playability is guaranteed. Add an over-the-top co-op mode for up to three players, and you’ll stay in HELL-A for a very long and gory trip.

Alexa Game Control will be a North American-exclusive feature where weapon changing, zombie interaction, and world navigation are doable.

Steve Bernstein, Director, Alexa Games, provided the following comment regarding the Alexa Game Control incorporation:

“We are excited to debut Alexa Game Control in Dead Island 2. Gamers will enjoy a more immersive gaming experience by using their voice to goad zombies, ask for help, activate special abilities during combat, and more, without having to say “Alexa,” use an Echo device, or purchase any special hardware.”

Klemens Kundratitz, CEO at PLAION Group, developer and global publisher of Dead Island 2, also shared a correlative comment to the aforementioned matter:

“We are committed to building immersive games that people can play wherever and however they want to play them. This means that people should be able to play games however they want. With physical media, digital editions, controllers, and now voice.”

Dead Island 2 is launching on February 23, 2023, for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Google Stadia, and PC via the Epic Games Store. Pre-orders are also now available.

You can view the Dead Island 2 reveal trailer below:

You can view the Dead Island 2 gameplay trailer below:


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