Dead Island 2 Announced

By Michelle Balsan, 5 years ago
When Dead Island (Xbox 360) first came to our attention in February of 2011, it's safe to say that people were intrigued. Of course, this was largely in part to the exceptional debut trailer, but it was more than just that- it was a zombie game that appeared to be more gritty than Dead Rising (Xbox 360) and more substantial in terms of a campaign than Left 4 Dead.

When the game was released later that year, many gamers snapped it up and most enjoyed the experience. In fact, it was so enjoyed that a second game was published, Dead Island Riptide (Xbox 360). Now, it has been revealed at E3 that Dead Island 2 will shamble its way onto Xbox One.

Dead Island 2 X1 Packshot

The new title, developed by Yager, takes place several months after the incident at Banoi. The zombie outbreak has now claimed California, and the Golden State is now a quarantine zone. While several people are refusing to leave their homes and are just watching the devastation unfold, there are others who are using this opportunity to do some thrill-seeking as they take down the undead. Dead Island 2 promises to bring back what people know and love about the franchise, but will also feature new additions such as weapons crafting and eight-player drop-in, drop-out gameplay.

Of course, what would a Dead Island game reveal be without a much-talked-about trailer? Go ahead and check this one out.

If this trailer has already swayed you, you should know that when you place your pre-order, you'll receive the "Golden State" Weapons pack. This will grant you three weapons, the grinder, the katana, and the homestrike, which you can see in the image below:

Dead Island 2 Pre-order DLC

Dead Island 2 is set to infect Venice Beach in Spring 2015.
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.