Dead Island 2 has become one of the most anticipated games of 2023 after Dambuster Studios finally re-announced it after a long absence. Ten years have passed since the game’s first announcement and there has been several delays over the years. The developers have been sharing a glimpse of what’s to come, including playable characters, gameplay, and features. If you’re a Dead Island 2 fan who can’t wait for the game, here’s all you need to know.

The gameplay trailer for Dead Island 2 seems to be quite promising

The game was previously planned to be released on April 28. However, it has now been pulled one week to April 21, 2023. In December, Dambuster Studios released the Dead Island 2 gameplay trailer, which gave players the closest glimpse at the game and stoked interest among fans. The zombies are the main focus – the trailer showed off the several kinds of zombies that you will encounter in the game.

It starts out with a basic tour of Los Angeles, showcasing some of the game’s locations that players may explore and whack some zombies around in. The video majorly featured some of the creatures and weaponry one may anticipate seeing while exploring LA, dubbed “Hell-A”. In addition, there are also some powerful skills players will be able to use to kill the deadly zombies. Dead Island 2 seems to offer different gameplay mechanics compared to the original game.

Dead Island 2 features and platforms

The game will be released simultaneously on all major platforms, including Xbox, PlayStation, PC, and others. Albeit that the makers have not confirmed the Dead Island 2 cross-platform feature. It is a first-person action RPG multiplayer, as stated by the makers. So you may also team up and enjoy exploring LA with your friends. Additionally, the game integrates Alexa. This will allow players to do several functions like switching between weapons, marking targets, triggering zombies, and more by using voice commands.

Six playable characters, each with a distinct set of skillsDead Island 2 Characters

Dead Island 2 will feature six playable characters, and five of them have been revealed. They are Amy, Dani, Jacob, Carla, and Ryan. Each one of them has special Innate skills that can benefit the user throughout the game. Here are the Innate skills of all the playable characters in Dead Island 2:

Amy  is a sharp-witted paralympian who specializes in the skills of Relief Pitcher and Divide-and-Conquer. When she throws a weapon at a zombie, stamina is restored. And when she strikes isolated zombies, she obtains a little damage boost.

Jacob’s innate skills include Feral and Critical Gains. When you attack quickly back-to-back, the Feral ability increases damage while Critical Gains increase critical damage when your stamina is low.

Dani’s abilities include Bloodlust, which restores health while killing several zombies in a fast sequence, and Thunderstruck, which cause a powerful explosion when on impact.

Ryan’s Innate skill Seesaw restores health every time he defeats a zombie. While his Retaliation ability provides a little force increase if using block or dodge to counter an attack.

Carla is the newly revealed playable character in Dead Island 2. When around several zombies, Carla’s innate skill Mosh Pit gives the player a slight damage boost. Her second skill Dig Deep grants the player a little toughness boost.

Right now, you can pre-order Dead Island 2 from the Epic Games store or the game’s official website. The game’s creators are continuously releasing fresh details as the release date draws near, and you can count on us to keep you updated if there are any major revelations.

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