After years of delays, rumors, and an early leak, Dambuster Studios and Deep Silver have finally revealed Dead Island 2 to the masses in Gamescom Opening Night Live 2022. The trailer reintroduced us to the game after eight years, highlighting all the wild character builds with which players can create and defeat hordes of zombies. The game also has a release date of February 3, 2023.
Just like the original Dead Island 2 takes place in a place full of tourists. However, now we have gone from a vacation island to the City of Angels, Los Angeles. The trailer showed how players can explore and kill zombies in the various locations that Los Angeles has to offer. These areas range from the upper-class neighborhoods of Beverly Hills to the sandy shores of Venice Beach. Six playable characters can be used to explore these different locations, and each can be highly customized to suit anyone’s taste. These characters, called “Slayers,” have fully customizable abilities that can be accessed using a new skill system.
Playable avatars aren’t the only crazy builds to be found in Dead Island 2. The game features tons of different Los Angeles-themed undead variants, many of which we saw early on in the trailer. Hopefully, Dead Island 2 can take what players enjoyed about the original and expand on it in exciting ways.
Dead Island 2 has a 2023 release date of February 3 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC for $60. A Day One Edition containing special abilities and weapons is also confirmed to be coming to Xbox One. shelves for $70.
Shortly after from the announcement of Dead Island 2Amazon introduced Alexa Game Control via a blog for developers. With Alexa Game Control, players can say specific phrases to trigger in-game interactions. The supported phrases for Dead Island 2 they encompass swapping weapons (“Switch to my best weapon”), navigating (“Where’s the nearest workbench?”), and gaining the attention of enemies (“Hey, zombie!”). Alexa Game Control will work for English-speaking North American gamers when it launches alongside Dead Island 2.
Curiously, Alexa Game Controller it won’t require players to own an Echo device or say “Hey, Alexa” beforehand. Players can say these phrases directly into the headset they are using to play the game. There are two caveats: TheVerge confirmed that the players will have to be connected to the Internet, and the Alexa Game Control website says that players will have to connect their Amazon account to the game they are playing first. Dead Island 2 is the only game that supports the technology, but Amazon has a form for interested developers to fill out.