E3 2014: Dead Island 2 Revealed At Sony Press Conference

Next entry in zombie series officially announced, coming spring 2015 to PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

[UPDATE] Publisher Deep Silver has now officially announced Dead Island 2. The game will launch in spring 2015 across PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Spec Ops: The Line developer Yager is building the game. The open-world game is set "several months" after the original and takes place in California.

Dead Island 2 will feature melee combat, role-playing game elements, and "never-before-seen" handcrafted weapons. In the game, powered by Unreal Engine 4, you'll visit places like the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and Venice Beach.

There's also "seamless" multiplayer for up to eight players. You can "cooperate, compete, or simply coexist," Deep Silver says. It's all part of this "new-gen multiplayer experience." Finally, Dead Island 2 features a handful of dedicated classes that offer unique gameplay, including the action-focused Berserker and the stealth Hunter.

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Tonight during Sony's E3 press conference, the company officially announced Dead Island 2. The company revealed the game through a slick CG trailer that showed a man jogging through a beachside location, who ultimately became infected. You can watch the trailer above.

Dead Island 2 is a successor to Dead Island: Riptide, which launched for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC in 2013. Spec Ops: The Line developer Yager is working on Dead Island 2, which launches in spring 2015.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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Foppe
Foppe

Let's hope it's less glitchy this time.

playstationzone
playstationzone

Next gen dead island 2 i was getting dying light but know im canceling getting Dyling light.

EliOli
EliOli

Love it.  Going to be fun :-)

Gallowhand
Gallowhand

The first Dead Island is one of the few zombie-themed games that I enjoyed playing.  The announcement of this sequel took me completely by surprise, because Techland is making Dying Light.  Now I see that this sequel is being developed by Yager, so now it makes more sense.  If they can retain the fun and questing of the first game, I'll be sure to check this out.

woomar
woomar

Dead Island 1 trailer was misleading , we will see if this one will be the same thing .

But Dead Island 1 was a good game though , apart from the few bugs .

DrKill09
DrKill09

...I thought we already had that, in Dead Island Riptide?

mattress805
mattress805

I love playing the dead island games w my little brother and friends online. This one totally shocked me. Hell yeah.

fish919
fish919

Considering that it's being made by the same developer, I wonder how much different will it be from Dying Light.

grenadehh
grenadehh

Guess they arent going the emotional route. The original is unbeatable i guess.

john_matrix_007
john_matrix_007

Great. I really liked Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide.

catsimboy
catsimboy

Finally a real Dead Island sequel, not some stupid F2P MOBA (with paid beta) like Dead Island Epidemic.

hystavito
hystavito

I had no clue what it was until the title came out.  I was thinking this can't be H1Z1 heh :).

stevhall88
stevhall88

@fish919 Who cares...dying light will probably come out in 2016...seeing how it keeps getting delayed. It was supposed to be released like 4 months ago and then it was supposed to be released around august and now it is delayed until next year. Haven't these people ever heard of patches, instead of lying to us about release dates trying to build up hype but at the end of the day most people will just forget about the game.

mattress805
mattress805

Riptide was awesome. Obviously a little rough around the edges but theost fun I had playing a game in 2013. Especially riding around in those little river boats. Lol

grenadehh
grenadehh

Die wasnt a paid beta nor a sequel.

fish919
fish919

@tgwenz @fish919  Thanks for the heads-up. I just watched it again and saw it at the very end of the trailer.