According to new reports, it looks like we’ll finally be getting some news on the status of Dead Island 2. According to reporter Tom Henderson, the highly-anticipated sequel to the classic zombie game Dead Island is set to be re-revealed towards the end of this year.
Reporting in Try Hard Guides, Henderson claims that his sources, who are knowledgeable about the state of development on Dead Island 2, have informed him that a re-reveal is in the pipeline for Q4 of this year. This comes eight years after the sequel’s original reveal back at E3 in 2014. Check the trailer out here to refresh your memory.
Anyway, whilst things have been fairly quiet on the Dead Island 2 front in the years since this trailer, it seems that Dambuster is planning to provide eager fans with an update. According to Henderson’s report, this could come at The Game Awards later this year, something which his source claims would “make a lot of sense.”
Dambuster took over the development of Dead Island 2 after the game underwent a number of difficulties, primarily owing to studio changes. Originally worked on by Yager, the game then changed hands and was taken over by Sumo Digital, which was then replaced by Dambuster. There’s clearly been a fair bit of turbulence, but hopefully, things are now on the right track.
According to the report, the game will focus heavily on a co-op playstyle and will feature a brand new cast of characters, with as many as six new faces entering the action. Little else is shared about what to expect from Dead Island 2, but at this point, any news is good news when it comes to the future of this game franchise. It’ll be interesting to see if a new trailer makes an appearance during The Game Awards or not, but until then we’ll keep an ear to the ground for any further updates.