Dead Island 2: release date, news and trailers

Dead Island 2 has been in development for an unusually long time, having first been revealed all the way back in 2014. Since then it’s gone through multiple changes, even jumping between different studios as it’s been worked on. Thankfully, it seems as though it will indeed be launching this year. Here’s hoping, anyway.

From what we’ve seen, Dead Island 2 is exactly what you’d expect it to be, as a follow-up to the genuinely very fun Dead Island, and its DLCs. This time, you’re not on an island at all, and will instead be making your way across a post-infection LA. There are six playable characters, hundreds of weapons, and even some zombie-powers that you can turn against the undead that litter the streets.