Deep Silver has confirmed that they are creating Dead Island 2, the sequel to 2011’s Dead Island and 2013’s Dead Island: Riptide, at Sony’s E3 2014 conference. The new title, developed by Yager Development, moves the series from Banoi to California with a zombie apocalypse infecting the state.
According to the game’s creative producer, Jan-Eric Lauble, and producer, Carsten Linder, the game features a “dynamic, bright and beautiful open world where you and your friends fight endless zombie hordes with your handcrafted weapons.”
“The combat system of the game has been redone from scratch to provide a more visceral experience and more control than ever before, and you will need this control to overcome all of the dynamic challenges and new enemy types the game will throw at you,” both Lauble and Linder wrote on the PlayStation blog.
“But the element we are most proud of is the seamless, social multiplayer. Here is where everything comes together to create a shared survival, dynamic open world – experience! Eight players are constantly sharing a world and it is up to you to cooperate, compete or simply coexist. This creates the ultimate zombie playground where you can live this second chance at life.”
The game is coming out in 2015. The trailer is below.