Dead Island 2’s release date has been pushed back a week to April 21st

After a delay from the originally planned February 3rd release date to April 28th, publisher Deep Silver and developer Dambuster Studios have done so moved up the release date of dead island 2 a week earlier through April 21st, as well as announcing that the game had gone gold. Going gold means the game has completed development and is ready for mass production.

Here’s an overview of the game, via Deep Silver:


A deadly virus is spreading through Los Angeles, California, turning its residents into ravenous zombies. The city is under quarantine and the military has withdrawn. Bitten, infected, but more than just immune, you learn to harness the zombie within you. Only you and the handful of other proud fellows who happen to be resistant to the pathogen keep the future of Los Angeles (and humanity) at stake. As you uncover the truth behind the outbreak, you will find out who – or what – you are. Survive, evolve, save the world – just another day in Los Angeles!

The popular zombie saga returns with a unique formula of horror, dark humor and over-the-top zombie killing spanning an epic pulp adventure. dead island 2 is an exciting first-person action role-playing game that takes players through a brand new playground. Explore iconic, blood-soaked Los Angeles, stylish, vibrant, and riddled with zombie infections. Meet larger than life characters. Kill countless enemies in exquisite gory detail. And evolve into the ultimate zombie slayer. See you in HELL-A!

Key Features

  • dead island 2 takes players on an exciting pulp journey from the leafy suburbs of Beverly Hills to the quirky boardwalk of Venice Beach through the City of Angels’ most iconic locations now tainted with horror.
  • Combat offers the most intense, visceral, and gory first-person experience possible, with plenty of weaponry and tactical (and brutal) options to chew your way through the zombie horde.
  • There are six characters to choose from, each with their own personality and dialogue. You can fully customize each Slayer’s abilities with our brand new ability system, allowing you to instantly respec and try out the craziest builds.
  • Our Los Angeles is teeming with zombies that look and react realistically. These mutated villains are the revived, rotten heart of dead island 2 featuring dozens of different zombie types, each with their own mutations, attacks and hundreds of Los Angeles variants.
  • The Day One Edition includes the Memories of Banoi Pack (Banoi War Club, Memories of Banoi Baseball Bat, Weapon Perk) as a balanced personal space skill card.

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