Dead Island 2 release date, synopsis and screenshots leak

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The release date for Dead Island 2 as well as the synopsis and screenshots have leaked.

Announced in 2014, Dead Island 2 was supposed to launch in 2015. Obviously, that never came to be and since that time, Dead Island 2 has been passed around multiple development studios.


The current studio, and the one that will finally be releasing Dead Island 2, is Nottingham, UK-based studio, Dambuster. It’s been heavily rumoured that this Deep Silver published title will finally launch late this year or perhaps early 2023.

However, according to a leaked Amazon UK listing, Dead Island 2 will release for PC, PlayStation and Xbox on February 3rd, 2022. It’s entirely possible that this release date might not be accurate, but hopefully, at the very least, it’s within the ballpark.

Much like the original Dead Island games developed by Techland, the sequel will have multiple characters to choose from. In fact, Dead Island 2 will have six playable characters, as well as a customary skill-tree to level up. Of course, the sequel will once again feature weapon crafting.

A “Day 1 Edition” of Dead Island 2 will also include the “Memories of Banoi Pack – Banoi War Club, Memories of Banoi Baseball Bat, Weapon Perk – balanced, Personal space skill card.

In terms of the Dead Island 2 synopsis and gameplay details, the leaked Amazon listing states:

A deadly virus is spreading across Los Angeles, California, turning its inhabitants into ravenous zombies. The city is in quarantine, and the military has retreated. Bitten, infected, but more than just immune, you learn to harness the zombie inside. Only you, and the handful of other swaggering fellows who happen to be resistant to the pathogen, hold the future of LA (and humanity), in the balance.

As you uncover the truth behind the outbreak, you’ll discover who – or what – you are. Survive, evolve, save the world – just another day in LA! The much-loved zombie saga is back with a unique formula of horror, dark humour and over-the-top zombie-slaying, spanning an epic pulp adventure.

Dead Island 2 is a thrilling First-Person Action RPG that takes players across a brand-new playground. Stylish, vibrant and flooded with zombie infection, explore iconic, gore-drenched Los Angeles. Meet larger-than-life characters. Slay countless foes in exquisitely bloody detail. And evolve to become the ultimate Zombie Slayer. See you in HELL-A!

  • Dead Island 2 takes players across the most iconic locations of the City of Angels, now stained with horror, in an exciting pulp journey from the verdant suburbia of Beverly Hills to the quirky promenade of Venice Beach.
  • Combat delivers the most intense, visceral and gory first-person experience possible, with plenty of weapons and tactical (and brutal) options to chew your way through the zombie horde.
  • There are 6 characters to choose from, each with their own unique personality and dialogues. You can fully customize the abilities of each Slayer, with our brand-new skill system allowing you to re-spec instantly and try out the craziest builds.
  • Our LA is crawling with zombies that look & react realistically. These mutated wretches are the reanimated, rotten heart of Dead Island 2 with dozens of distinct zombie types, each with their own mutations, attacks & hundreds of LA-themed variants.

Obviously, it pretty much goes without saying that this Amazon listing accidentally leaked details ahead of any official re-announcement. That Amazon listing has since been removed from the website. It’s probably also safe to assume that the Dead Island 2 re-announcement might take place during Gamescom next week.

I played an alpha build of Dead Island 2 way back in 2014 and it’s been so long that I thought this game would never see the light of day. So, I’m happy that this game will finally get its big release in the coming months.

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Featured Image Credit: Deep Silver/Dambuster Studios/Source: Wario64