You could be forgiven for forgetting that just under a decade ago a sequel to the cult classic, Dead Island
, was announced an in full development swing. Fast forward around nine years on and the game has lived in what can only be described as development purgatory. But now, thanks to an Amazon listing (now removed), Dead Island 2
from Deep Silver
looks like it'll be lumbering your way in February of next year.
managed to snag the blurb accompanying the game's listing, which read:
A deadly virus is spreading across Los Angeles, California, turning its inhabitants into ravenous zombies. The city is in quarantine and the military have retreated. Bitten, infected, but more than just immune, you learn to harness the zombie inside. Only you, and the handful of other swaggering fellows who happen to be resistant to the pathogen, holds the future of LA (and humanity), in the balance. As you uncover the truth behind the outbreak you’ll discover who – or what – you are. Survive, evolve, save the world – just another day in LA! The much-loved zombie saga is back with a unique formula of horror, dark humor and over the top zombie-slaying, spanning an epic pulp adventure. Dead Island 2 is a thrilling First-Person Action RPG that takes players across a brand-new playground. Stylish, vibrant and flooded with zombie infection, explore iconic, gore-drenched Los Angeles. Meet larger-than-life characters. Slay countless foes in exquisitely bloody detail. And evolve to become the ultimate Zombie Slayer. See you in HELL-A!
If true, Dead Island 2 will likely position itself as a direct competitor to Dying Light 2
and its lengthy roadmap
, which would be interesting given Techland
's involvement in the original Dead Island.
approaching soon, here's hoping this is real and that we learn more official details on the long-gestating project.