Dead Island 2 Gets Itself a Gameplay Reveal
They say that no man is an island. Well, neither is Hollywood, California. But, hey, branding. Whatever. The real point is that the hacking, bashing, breaking, and bloodletting that made the unevenly enjoyable Dead Island a cult hit is back for seconds.
Since series originators Techland are off bending the concept of open-world zombie survival in Dying Light, a new dev has stepped to the plate and picked up the barbwire-wrapped bat. Yager Development ain’t exactly a gaming household name but you might have played their surprisingly thought provoking military shooter Spec Ops: The Line.
Cult developers perpetuating cult games doesn’t sound like a bad thing but good goddamn does this franchise need some work (I’m a wee bit shocked the half-assed Riptide didn’t put a round in this series’ head, honestly). Dead Island 2 is booking its trip for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Happen to be in Germany? Get your hands on the game at Gamescom. Say hello to the Yager boys while you’re at it; you’ll be guests in their home turf after all.