Dead Island 2 announced

PS4 version gets exclusive beta, character class.

Dead Island 2

Deep Silver announced Dead Island 2 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC during Sony Computer Entertainment’s E3 media briefing this evening.

“After the first outbreak on Banoi in Dead Island 1, the world has moved on,” creative producer Jan-Eric Lauble said on the PlayStation Blog. “Zombies are known and everyone feels safe and prepared. Companies are selling vaccines and the latest zombie survival kits and people believe that the disaster that occurred on a small island in the middle of nowhere could never happen to them. But they were so WRONG!

“Suddenly, a string of brutal outbreaks occur in California and the government puts a wall around the infected area – leaving California as a “Dead Island.” Dead? Not entirely, because let’s face it, a zombie apocalypse has its upsides as well: No boring job, no traffic jams, and no bills to pay.”

Now zombified, California invites players to become the hero of the zombie apocalypse in a “dynamic, bright, and beautiful open world,” where up to eight players can fight together and handcraft their weapons. The combat system has also been remade from scratch.

The PlayStation 4 version will see a 30-day exclusive beta, as well as additional content, such as a character class, only available in the PlayStation 4 version.

Watch the debut trailer below. View the first artwork at the gallery.

Use the coupon code "GEMATSU" for 5% off.

comment policy

Comment Policy

Comments are welcome and encouraged on Gematsu. However, we ask that you follow a simple set of guidelines:

  • Read the full article before commenting.
  • Stay on topic.
  • No drive-by comments, including trolling, baiting, or shit-posting.
  • Know when not to comment. If you do not care about a topic, you do not need to comment.
  • No offensive comments. This includes abusive, threatening, pornographic, misleading, or libelous content / language, as well as general harassment and individual attacks.
  • No port-begging.
  • No console wars.
  • Use spoiler tags when posting spoiler or NSFW (non-nude-only) content. For example: <spoiler>Woe is Leomon.</spoiler> State the subject of the content outside of the spoiler tags.
  • Be respectful towards other commenters. You do not have to agree with each other, but debate politely. If you find that a commenter is not following this simple etiquette, do not carry on the conversation—simply report it.

Gematsu reserves the right to edit or delete any comments without notice. This comment policy is subject to change at any time.