Dead Island 2 is delayed yet again

Dead Island 2 has been delayed yet again. However, this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise for a game announced in 2014.

Dead Island 2 has had it rough, to say the least. Announced at E3 2014, Dead Island 2 has suffered multiple delays and has been passed around to more developers than a pass-the-parcel game at a kid’s party.

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Dead Island 2 made a comeback!

However, Dead Island 2 is now being developed by Nottingham-based studio, Dambuster Studios in the UK. Despite several leaks leading up to its re-reveal at Gamescom 2022, Dead Island 2 not only made a triumphant comeback but, it looked pretty awesome too.

We were not only treated to a fun cinematic trailer, but we also got to see the game in action with an additional gameplay trailer. What’s more, the gameplay trailer in question was packed with over-the-top gore, action, and humour with a clear emphasis on simplistic fun.

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Credit: Deep Silver/Dambuster Studios

As far as re-reveals could go, it was pretty much perfect. Then we were treated to its new release date of February 3rd, 2023. Finally, we not only knew that Dead Island 2 was still alive and well, but we also knew when it would arrive.

Dead Island 2 delayed? Never!

Sadly, that February 2023 release date is no more and the game has been pushed back yet again. Thankfully, however, it’s only a short(ish) delay of 12 weeks. To be fair, we’ve been literally waiting years for this game, so I’m sure an extra 12 weeks won’t hurt.

The irony of delaying Dead Island 2 is not lost on us, and we are as disappointed as you undoubtedly are,” announced the developers in a tweet.

The delay is just 12 short weeks and development is on the final straight now; we’re going to take the time we need to make sure we can launch a game we’re proud to launch. For those of you who’ve been waiting for years, thank you for hanging in there with us.

New gameplay arrives next month

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Credit: Deep Silver/Dambuster Studios

Dambuster Studios also confirmed that a new trailer as well as gameplay will premiere during a special showcase on December 6th. You can watch the Dead Island 2 showcase via the official YouTube, Twitch and website.

Finally, are you disappointed with the latest delay? Let us know across our social media channels.

Dead Island 2 will now release on April 28th, 2023 for PC, PlayStation and Xbox.

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