Here we go again, it seems. After finally revealing Dead Island 2 earlier this year, Deep Silver and developer Dambuster Studios have announced a slight delay for the game’s release. By 12 weeks.
Announced via Twitter, Dead Island 2 will no longer be coming out February 3, 2023. Instead, the game will arrive on April 28 for PC via the Epic Games Store, Xbox One, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. And yes, the irony is not lost on the team. According to the post, the delay is to ensure that Dambuster is able to release Dead Island 2 in the best possible state.
It’s not all bad news, however. Dambuster will be dropping a new trailer and gameplay footage during the Dead Island 2 Showcase on December 6, which will be broadcast on Twitch and YouTube.
The story for Dead Island 2 takes place several months after the events of the first game, with the United States military putting the California under full quarantine. Now a restricted zone, California has become a bloody paradise for those who refuse to leave their homes and an action-packed playground for renegades who seek adventure, glory and a fresh start.
Combining the classic Dead Island elements of immersive close combat, action and role-playing, Dead Island 2 features crazy, never-before-seen handcrafted weapons and over-the-top characters in taking players from the iconic Golden Gate to the celebrated beachfront boardwalk of southern California’s Venice Beach.
— Dead Island (@deadislandgame) November 17, 2022