After years of delays, restarts of development, changes in the production team, and all kinds of problems behind the scenes, Dead Island 2 finally appeared at the opening ceremony of this year’s Gamescom. Dambuster studio has re-unveiled this action and role-playing work by releasing a trailer. A variety of events and interviews have led to the publication of more information about this game, one more interesting than others.
Unlike the first game, Dead Island 2 will not be an open world. In an interview with Eurogamer, game director David Stanton and creative director James Worrall explained that the city of Los Angeles in Dead Island 2 is divided into several regions of different extents. Some of these areas are smaller and others are extensive. The game offers a variety of side missions and activities to the players.
Dead Island 2: Game World
Dead Island 2 will, however, follow a linear progression, with new areas unlocked only by progressing through the story. Of course, players will have the option to return to older areas whenever they want.
“We have divided the city of Los Angeles into a series of districts. Some of them will be wide while others will be small. The area you experienced today is one of the smaller locations in the game. As you progress through the story, you can travel between unlockable areas. There are different types of side activities in these areas“
One of the exciting things about the world of Dead Island 2 is that the zombies in each area will be unique, and players will encounter new types of zombies by traveling through different regions.
James Worrall said about this:
“Each region has its zombie population, and they all reflect the characteristics of that region. Especially the Los Angeles lifestyle, how they choose, and how they dress. For example, in the game, there is some kind of zombie skaters who use helmets for this sport. We also have Muscle Beach, where you’ll encounter all sorts of beefy zombies on steroids. These are supposed to be right in front of you, right? We’re not interested in unleashing hordes of World War II zombies on players from afar. You know it’s all about combat and quick reaction. So these zombies have to feel like they were real people before.“
Dead Island: Release Date
Dead Island 2 will be available on PC, Google Stadia, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S on February 2023. The PC version of this game will be exclusive to the Epic Games store.