Dead Island 2 Gameplay Trailer Shows Off Open World LA

Dead Island 2 received a new trailer showing gameplay features as it takes players on a "tour" of Los Angeles. The wait for a new title in the franchise has been long, with another Dead Island 2 delay that happened last month. With the new showcase held, fans gained new information to satisfy more of their curiosity about what the game has in store.

Originally announced at E3 2014, Dead Island 2 has been going through development hell similar to what happened with the first game, suffering several delays and being considered abandoned. The new narrative is set in California, marking a departure from the previous entries in the series, and is a first-person action RPG filled with zombies and plenty of action. In the new trailer, players accompany Jacob and Amy, two of Dead Island 2's six slayers, on a tour of the beauties and dangers of Los Angeles.

The new Dead Island 2 trailer introduces players to Hell-A with dark humor, parodied by Goat Simulator 3 in its Dead Island 2 trailer. In this Hell-A version of Los Angeles created by Deep Silver and Dambuster Studios, players are led around by Jacob, one of the game's playable characters. The trailer shows locations such as beaches, houses, and streets filled with zombies, while Jacob carries a wrench and a baton as he explores the city and introduces players to the other survivors of the outbreak without revealing their identities.

The second part of the trailer is narrated by Amy, another playable character, and during her segment, the combat possibilities in Dead Island 2 are introduced. Players will have different ways to eliminate the zombies such as using their bare hands (with a good dose of brutality), slicing, kicking, trampling, burning, and using guns. The variety of weapons that appear in the trailer is significant and includes katanas, machetes, swords, baseball bats, different types of hammers, and bear claws. The game will also have several firearms, one of the aspects that set Dead Island 2 apart from Dying Light 2. The trailer also shows DIY weapons and z-power: the trailer does not detail this feature but showcases the player's character gaining some sort of power after being bitten by a zombie.

Dead Island 2 has a lot to do to restore the hype of the players after so many problems. Previously Deep Silver had confirmed that the game was in "active development," and while the information didn't instill much confidence, the current momentum gives players reason to get excited. And the way to rescue players' hopes comes in the most practical way possible: with a violent and humorous trailer in the style of the franchise. After Dying Light 2 was released this year, fans are ready for Dead Island 2 to finally take the reins of zombie action RPGs.

Dead Island 2 launches on April 28, 2023, for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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does look great. hope they can manage releasing it on time with bugs in April 2023


I'm excited and want the game to be good but after this long I. Development with multiple restarts I don't have super high hopes


This dead island 2 better be good and fun like the first.

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