Following yet another delay for its exceedingly long-in-the-works Dead Island 2, publisher Deep Silver has announced the zombie shooter sequel will be getting its first proper airing in quite some time on Tuesday, 6th December.
Dead Island 2 was, somewhat unbelievably, initially unveiled all the way back in 2014, promising more of the kind of co-operative zombie shooting action that had made developer Techlands enjoyable 2011 original a bit of a hit.
Since then, though, development has been turbulent, with the sequel missing its initially announcement 2015 release date and losing its original developer – Spec Ops: The Line studio Yager – that same year. Eight months later, British developer Sumo Digital was revealed to have taken over the project, but another studio switch was still to come when Homefront: The Revolution maker Dambuster Studios took the reins in 2019.
Unsuprisingly, given its eventful development, delays have continued to blight the luckless project throughout – its launch was recently pushed back again, this time to April 2023 – but, finally, Deep Silver has announced its ready for a more public showing, saying itll be “rolling out the bloody red carpet” for a Dead Island 2 showcase on Tuesday, 6th December.
Things get underway on YouTube at 8pm in the UK/9pm CET/1pm PT, with the publisher promising a “first look into the game and its features” alongside some “exclusive new gameplay footage, showcased through an exciting cinematic live action pulp adventure”.