With just under two months to go until Dead Island 2 is released worldwide, Dambuster Studios and Deep Silver unveil an extended look at gameplay, kicking off the action at the very beginning of the game in Bel Air, Los Angeles.
Armed with an array of weapons, each with their own unique, brutal fighting style and endless opportunities for upgrades, slayer Dani meets Standard zombies (Walkers, Shamblers, Runners), Variant (grenadier walkers), and Apex (hyper mutated zombies), all with unique powers and behaviors.
Hailing from the mosh pits of County Cork, Ireland, Dani’s unique slayer characteristic – tenacious yet balanced – is well-suited to an agile style of combat. Her mission? To get to the Halperin Hotel.
Players will also see how tapping into curveballs and combining a powerful set of Skill Cards, enhancing abilities and tailoring to style of play, assist Dani as she hacks and slashes her way through the first part of the game.
Dambuster Studios’ dismemberment tech – known as FLESH (Fully Locational Evisceration System for Humanoids) – means crushing bones, slices zombies and melting flesh has never been so satisfying.
As an infected, but somehow immune slayer, finally witness what happens when the slayer activates their corrupted DNA and triggers Fury Mode.
Please note: for the purpose of this trailer, some weapons and skills have been unlocked that won’t be available until a later stage in the game.
PRE-ORDERS & LIMITED EDITIONS
The highly covetable Dead Island 2 HELL-A Edition is full of unique items to further the immersion of every fan.
The HELL-A Edition includes:
- Exclusive SteelBook® with game disc
- Expansion Pass
- Venice Beach Travel Map
- 6 x Slayer Tarot Cards
- 2 x Pin Badges
- 1 x Patch
- Golden Weapons Pack
- Pulp Weapons Pack
- Character Packs 1 & 2
Players who pre-order any edition of Dead Island 2 will receive the Memories Of Banoi Pack, featuring two unique weapons that celebrates the original Dead Island game and a special skill card.
The Memories of Banoi Pack includes:
- Banoi War Club
- Memories of Banoi Baseball Bat
- Weapon Perk – Balanced
- Personal Space Skills Card
Furthermore, there’s an hand-painted resin collector’s figurine of Amy in the iconic Burger 66 diner after a zombie slaying session. This standalone, premium figurine is available to purchase exclusively from Deep Silver at www.DeadIsland.com.
ABOUT DEAD ISLAND 2
Dead Island 2 is a First Person Action RPG set in a hellish, yet stylish and vibrant, gore-drenched vision of Los Angeles, nicknamed HELL-A. The series’ unique formula, dark humor and over the top zombie-slaying returns, with all the swagger and charisma you’d expect from Dead Island.
Dead Island 2 will release on 21st April, 2023 on Xbox Series X and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment systems from Microsoft, PlayStation®5 and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment systems and the Epic Games Store for PC.
For more information on Dead Island 2 follow the devs on Twitter and Instagram at @DeadIslandGame.