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Dead Island 2 Coming to PS4, Beta Revealed

Jan-Eric Lauble's Avatar + Posted by Jan-Eric Lauble on Jun 09, 2014 // Creative Producer, Deep Silver

Hello everyone! On behalf of Deep Silver, producer Carsten Lindner and I are extremely proud to announce Dead Island 2. Right after the release of the original Dead Island, we started working to create a true sequel of our beloved franchise to bring the shared open world survival experience with its visceral close combat, amazing setting and the awesome four-player co-op to a whole new level.

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After the first outbreak on Banoi in Dead Island 1, the world has moved on. 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.

This new zombie California invites you to become the ultimate hero of the apocalypse to explore a dynamic, bright, and beautiful open world where you and your friends fight endless zombie hordes with your handcrafted weapons. The combat system of the game has been redone from scratch to provide a more visceral experience and control than ever before, and you will need this control to overcome all the dynamic challenges and new enemy types the game will throw at you.

But the element we are most proud of is the seamless, social multiplayer. Here is where everything comes together to create a shared survival, dynamic open world — experience! Eight players are constantly sharing a world and it is up to you if you want to cooperate, compete or simply coexist. This creates the ultimate zombie playground where you can live this second chance in life.

We’re exciting to bring an exclusive beta and exclusive content to Dead Island 2 only available on PlayStation 4. Look forward to hearing more details about this in the coming months. But having such an ambitious project requires a strong partner, able to not only deliver on this premise but also exceed it. With Yager we found such a developer. We are really excited working on this new shared survival experience where Paradise meets Hell, and hope you are too!

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26 Comments

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+ Clocktowe015 on June 9th, 2014 at 7:11 pm said:

SOLD! Take My Money!!!!


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+ Rezolution77 on June 9th, 2014 at 7:21 pm said:

Never have seen why this game is popular.
Not sure why, and by the trailer it will continue.

Way to teach kids bad attitudes.
Giving buyers what they want is not always a good choice.

I love Resident Evil, and if I have to shoot zombies, the prefered choice.


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+ avatarguy on June 9th, 2014 at 7:22 pm said:

Can’t wait to play this game love this series.


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+ Rezolution77 on June 9th, 2014 at 7:24 pm said:

Maybe downplay the “zombie” exaltation.

And throw in a few scenes of the cleanup crews.

Anyway.


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+ Viewtiful_Gene on June 9th, 2014 at 7:58 pm said:

Awesome trailer, just like the one you did for first Dead Island, so surely Dead Island 2 will be just as terrible.
But seriously, really good cinematic trailer.


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+ Mobius2525 on June 9th, 2014 at 7:58 pm said:

Zombies……zombies everywhere!?!


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+ TheCraZyCloWn on June 9th, 2014 at 8:50 pm said:

beta details please….sign me up


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+ italodancemp3 on June 9th, 2014 at 8:56 pm said:

No VITA AGAIN?

WHAT?

Sony please go away forever!


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+ Avalanche on June 9th, 2014 at 9:10 pm said:

PS4 Exclusive?

and California isnt an island…


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+ YorlecmNwahs on June 9th, 2014 at 9:49 pm said:

Is that Sam B I see in the picture? Please say it is so.


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+ jvasq on June 9th, 2014 at 9:49 pm said:

i love dead island. I just hope the problems that plagued the last one is fixed. I will DEFINITELY buy this


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+ Senjutsu_Dav on June 9th, 2014 at 10:03 pm said:

LOL Oh my god the Dead Island trailers are always so perfect! ^_^
Pre-ordering my copy without any gameplay video: Done. haha


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+ brasco75 on June 9th, 2014 at 10:21 pm said:

loved the trailer hated the game. I remember was one of the first to start the whole ‘this cg trailer will look nothing like the game” era


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+ brasco75 on June 9th, 2014 at 10:22 pm said:

oh I forgot “we will not forget this sony”


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+ BaneyFunny on June 9th, 2014 at 10:48 pm said:

Greatest game of the show with no mans sky.

But still no mp3 in games like always promised from Sony?? F*** YOU SONY I HOPE YOU GO BANKRUPT YOU DESERVE IT


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+ Welmosca on June 10th, 2014 at 12:04 am said:

So what was Riptide?….Dead Island 1.5?…….anyway pretty cool and funny trailer.


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+ Zrorro on June 10th, 2014 at 1:23 am said:

Wait, was that Jack Black at the end as the guy who picks up the shoes? It sounded like him plus the stuff he was wearing on his wrist are something he would wear.


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+ GioRage on June 10th, 2014 at 4:38 am said:

The guy in the van who says “C’mon dude, time to split” sounds a lot like Aaron Paul. Anyways, this was THE game I was hoping to hear about and I am really excited for it. I would love to be a part of the bets for this. :)


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+ avi_66 on June 10th, 2014 at 5:08 am said:

Is there a release date yet???


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+ DragonIrons on June 10th, 2014 at 8:14 am said:

Definitely NOT buying day one…… I’ll be watching reviews. Hope this isn’t as glitchy and stupid as the first one.


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+ DragonIrons on June 10th, 2014 at 8:16 am said:

And #8…. sony isnt’ making this genius….


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+ SikoSn1P4 on June 10th, 2014 at 2:27 pm said:

Meh, I’ll rent it. Dead island & Dead Island Riptide was plagued with bugs and glitches it made the game a pain to play. I hope it’s not the case with this game We shall see


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+ dec151997 on June 12th, 2014 at 12:59 pm said:

will dead island2 come out on ps3


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+ Gods__Nightmare on June 14th, 2014 at 4:22 pm said:

@Rezolution77 To be fair this game wouldn’t get into the hands of children to teach them anything as long as a parent does their job and doesn’t buy them the game. I know that’s not going to happen in most cases, but it’s not the developers job to police who is able to get their hands on a game. If people had a little more common sense the problem would disappear. Hopefully this game won’t deliver la soggy turd like the first game did.


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+ rag0z3r on June 25th, 2014 at 9:15 am said:

I need this game. I will buy it. And probably play the beta


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+ nuttsackslapper on July 2nd, 2014 at 11:17 pm said:

I have a very good question for the person who wrote the article or Sony themselves/representative, if the game escape from dead island is only on ps3 or old gen consoles and dead island 2 is only on ps4/Xbox 1 and you get a beta code for dead island 2 from preordering escape from dead island, will the beta be on ps3 also or only on next gen consoles? Just wondering? It would be good to know. Thank you


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