Dead Island 2 shows off some grisly action in extended gameplay trailer

Dead Island 2

Light up Hollywood

The long road to Dead Island 2 is nearing a launch date. Ahead of that, Dambuster Studios and Deep Silver have published a new extended gameplay trailer, highlighting all the ways in which you can thin out the zombie horde in Dead Island 2.

Much like the first game, Dead Island 2 is a first-person zombie game that looks to have a similar mix of ranged and melee combat. As the player ventures through the infected streets of in-universe Los Angeles, you can see how the different systems interact.

It looks like elemental effects still play a big role, as both environmental hazards and weapon accoutrements. I mean, if you’re taking down the undead, why not add a little electricity or fire to the situation?

Dambuster also showed off a bit of its grisly dismemberment and flesh-tearing tech. It certainly looks like all the undead slaying will be gruesome, if you’re looking for that.

The dawn of the dead looms

Dead Island 2 has been in development for quite a long time, as it’s moved around dates and studios alike. Next month, though, that road seems like it will be coming to a close, as Dambuster and Deep Silver look to finally get the zombie action out the door.

And honestly, after watching today’s deep dive, I’m more intrigued than I initially expected. I played the first Dead Island and had a decent enough time with it. Where other zombie games have opted for parkour or co-op action, there was something about Dead Island‘s weapon-crafting and pseudo-RPG concepts that gave it a little bit of a different feel.

So maybe I will craft my own flaming axe of destruction and set out into “Hell-A” next month. Get acquainted with some of the Slayers you can play as in the new game here, before Dead Island hits on April 21.

Eric Van Allen
Senior News Reporter