Dead Island 2 announced for PS4

Goodbye Banoi, hello California…

Hello everyone. My name is Jan-Eric Lauble (Creative Producer) and I’m Carsten Lindner (Producer) and on behalf of Deep Silver, we are extremely proud to announce Dead Island 2.

Right after the release of the original Dead Island we started working to create a true sequel of our beloved franchise to bring the shared open world survival experience with its visceral close combat, amazing setting and the awesome four-player co-op to a whole new level.


After the first outbreak on Banoi in Dead Island 1 the world has moved on. Knowledge of zombies is widespread and everyone feels safe and prepared. Companies are selling vaccines and the latest zombie survival kits and the people believe that such a disaster, like the one on a small island in the middle of nowhere, could never happen to them.

But they were so WRONG!!

All of a sudden, a string of brutal outbreaks occur in California and the government erects a wall around the infected area – leaving California as a “Dead Island.” Dead? Not entirely, because let’s face it, a zombie apocalypse has its upsides. No boring job, no traffic jams and no bills to pay.

This new Zombie California invites you to become the ultimate hero of the apocalypse to explore a dynamic, bright and beautiful open world where you and your friends fight endless zombie hordes with your handcrafted weapons. The combat system of the game has been redone from scratch to provide a more visceral experience and more control than ever before, and you will need this control to overcome all of the dynamic challenges and new enemy types the game will throw at you.

But the element we are most proud of is the seamless, social multiplayer. Here is where everything comes together to create a shared survival, dynamic open world – experience! Eight players are constantly sharing a world and it is up to you to cooperate, compete or simply coexist. This creates the ultimate zombie playground where you can live this second chance at life.

But having such an ambitious project requires a strong partner, able to not only deliver on this premise but also exceed it. With Yager we found such a developer. We are really excited working on this new shared survival experience where Paradise meets Hell, and hope you are too!

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medenko1975 10 June, 2014 @ 05:52

awesome, hehe.

if they were in the game

Trailer looks great .. but no gameplay and I have to be honest .. market is getting saturated with zombie games.. what about dying light? Is this like a far more colorful more humorous version of dead island 2 while dying light is far more serious + free running? Hope the game will turn out great

so, was that actually Jack Black?

anyway, the first game was cool, flawed but cool.
i think i might enjoy this one


Yeah that was Jack Black.

I could be wrong but isn’t e3 supposed to be the place to show off your new games?
All I can see is a cgi infused live action trailer not 1 bit of in game action. This says to me that the devs are not confident in what they have built so threw out a live trailer to try and hide that fact but still build hype at same time by throwing in a famous face or two. The Games industry is in a sad state of misselling and flat out lying about their games at the moment.

dark_angel69 10 June, 2014 @ 11:15

Lets just see how the gameplay turns out. Had so much excitement for the first game which turned out to be nothing like I expected so was a big let down, then skipped on riptide which I was told was even worse. So won’t be getting excited like that for this one until we see it in action and read some reviews.

solarwind12 10 June, 2014 @ 12:11

Zombies!!!, gotta love people hatin on zombies, nearly as much as fps’s, IF there were 16bit zombies though?.. anyway am hoping this will give us at the least, what we want, if it’s better than bonus…

solarwind12 10 June, 2014 @ 12:12


Epic trailer.

M0rd3r-n-kill 10 June, 2014 @ 16:40

Zajebista gra 2 lepsza od 1 dynki. Techland i Deep Silver jestescie najlepsi.

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