Sony announced today that Yager's Dead Island 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 with an exclusive character, level, and a pre-release 30-day beta. A release date is not yet known.
Update: Deep Silver's press release notes Spec Ops: The Line studio Yager is developing the new Dead Island - we've amended the post to reflect that. Also, the Unreal Engine 4 game is coming to Xbox One and PC as well and the release window is spring 2015.
Deep Silver is pleased to announce Dead Island 2. Full details are below. Stay tuned for a separate email with a link to download the assets (trailer, logo, box art).
Check out the trailer on YouTube: http://youtu.be/1CcgPnIlUZY
Tinsley-PR for Deep Silver
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
California Dreamin': Deep Silver Reveals Dead Island® 2 at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo
- Surf's Up! The outbreak has spread to the Golden State -
Larkspur, Calif. June 9, 2014 - The zombie apocalypse has hit the iconic, sunny realms of California as Deep Silver announced Dead Island® 2 today. Building on the strengths of the multi-million best-selling hit Dead Island, Dead Island 2 delivers a shared survival, open-world zombie experience set in a clash of natural beauty and bloody horror and violence: paradise meets hell once again!
Developed by award-winning studio Yager, Dead Island 2 is scheduled for release in spring 2015 on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC.
Several months after the events on Banoi, the United States military has put the Golden State under full quarantine. Now a restricted zone, California has become a bloody paradise for those who refuse to leave their homes and an action-packed playground for renegades who seek adventure, glory and a fresh start. Combining the classic Dead Island elements of immersive close combat, action and role-playing, Dead Island 2 features crazy, never-before-seen handcrafted weapons and over-the-top characters in taking players from the iconic Golden Gate to the celebrated beachfront boardwalk of southern Californias Venice Beach.
Developed in Unreal Engine 4, Dead Island 2 brings back its acclaimed, seamless multiplayer for up to eight players who cooperate, compete or simply coexist in a truly social, new-gen multiplayer experience. Dedicated classes offer a variety of gameplay: From the action-oriented berserker to the stealthy hunter, every character offers a different style of play. An in-depth skill system allows the player to handcraft their own heroes and weapons.