Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Dead Island 2 will be released later than anticipated. The zombie-slaying game resurfaced in August, complete with a trailer, gameplay video, and a firm release date of February 3rd.
As it turns out, the release date was flexible. Deep Silver and Dambuster Studios have pushed the release date of Dead Island 2 back to April 28th.
“The irony of postponing Dead Island 2 is not lost on us, and we are as disappointed as you undoubtedly are,” reads a message on the game’s Twitter account.
“The delay is only 12 weeks, and development is nearing completion. We’ll take the time necessary to ensure that we can launch a game that we’re proud of.”
— Dead Island (@deadislandgame) November 17, 2022
Dead Island 2 was first announced back in 2014. The project has been moved twice, with Dambuster taking over in 2019, and it is finally coming to fruition.
The sequel to 2011’s Dead Island will be available on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and the Epic Games Store, and it will be the first game to use an Alexa-powered voice command feature.
More information about the game will be revealed at a showcase on December 6th. The Dead Island livestream will be accessible via YouTube, Twitch, and the Dead Island website.