Released all the way back in 2011, the original Dead Island was quite a surprise hit, even though it took a few years for the game to be considered as such. But now we are itching to go back to shoot some zombies, when can we do it? Well, let's find out all about Dead Island 2 release date.
As opposed to games such as The Last of Us and Back 4 Blood, Dead Island 2 was announced all the way back in 2014, suffering a complicated history, being passed along between several studios before landing to Dambuster Studios.
But now, the wait is almost over, let's look at the Dead Island 2 release date.
When is the Dead Island 2 release date?
It has been confirmed that Dead Island 2 will release on the 21st of April 2023. The game is scheduled to hit all platforms at once, with the release on PlayStation 4/5, Xbox One, Xbox X/S and PC.
The story of the sequel takes place around 10 years after the events of the original, with the United States military forced to quarantine a whole area of the country because of a new (and apparently more dangerous) zombie virus outbreak. That's where we come in.
What happened to Dead Island 2?
As mentioned, the game hit several problems in its development history. Originally, it was being developed by Techland, who then moved on to Dying Light. Then, Yager Productions stepped in with a possible release date of 2015. Deep Silver, the publisher, later fired Yager from the project.
In March 2016, Deep Silver announced that the project had been assigned to Sumo studios, but that deal also fell through after a limited period of time.
Finally, in 2017, the publisher announced that Dambuster Studios were working on the game, but still, it would take several years to see something from the latest version of Dead Island 2 which will feature new characteristics such as the flesh system.