Dead Island 2 Shows Us All More Of Hell-A With Some New Gameplay

Dead Island

Take to the streets of Dead Island 2 and take in a lot more of the gameplay we are getting for Dead Island 2

It is not like we have not had a whole lot of gameplay for Dead Island 2 before now, but we can always take more when it comes to showing off how the game will flow. We only have a little over a month before we will see it on the PS4, Ps5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC with Dambuster Studios still giving us an April 21st release. One that looks like they are going to hit with what we have to look at for Dead Island 2 here. We have over fourteen minutes of new gameplay as we get to watch the various survivors make their way through the streets of Hell-A early on in the game and ending with a look at one of the bigger undead we will have to face off with.

In the mix here, we have a look at some of the crazy melee and firearm weapons we will get to employ out there in Dead Island 2. All to work the best with the "real flesh" system that the team has put together for us in the game. This system raises things up for the location-based combat we are getting in this title here. Something that will get expanded on with the various elemental types to bring them all down. It is something we have seen in many other games out there up to now, but given that those are clones of the original Dead Island, it needs to be given a pass for now. If it was not broken, there is no reason to try to fix it all.

This seems to also go with the various undead we will face in Dead Island 2 too. Thankfully, the character models will have a bit more of a difference between them instead of just some color swaps, all thanks to the newer technology we have to allow for all of that. That way we do not need to only see the same thing recycled with just the "boss" undead to keep things changing up. That looks like it will be a newer and bigger thing in the Dead Island titles with a Bridezilla taking charge at the end of all of this here. Have a look if you have not just jumped down to the video already.

Dead Island 2 — Extended Gameplay

Get hyped for the first look at Dead Island 2 extended gameplay trailer! Follow our Slayer, Dani, through the streets of Beverly Hills and Bel-Air as she tests new weapons and shows off powerful skills like ground pounds. The combat won't leave you disappointed as you go head-to-head with some of our Los Angelenos zombies.

See you in HELL-A.

Dead Island 2 comes out on April 21st, 2023 launching for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.

  • Explore HELL-ADead Island 2 takes players across the most iconic locations of the City of Angels, now stained with horror, in an exciting pulp journey from the verdant suburbia of Beverly Hills to the quirky promenade of Venice Beach.
  • Brutal Melee Sandbox – Combat delivers the most intense, visceral, and gory first-person experience possible, with plenty of weapons and brutally tactical options to chew your way through the zombie horde. Whether you’re slicing, smashing, burning, or ripping, we want you to truly feel it.
  • Be The Ultimate Zombie Slayer – There are six characters to choose from, each with their own unique personality and dialogues. You can fully customize the abilities of each Slayer, with our brand-new skill system allowing you to re-spec instantly and try out the craziest builds.
  • Zombie Infestation – Ready to experience the most advanced dismemberment system in games? Our LA is crawling with zombies that look and react realistically. These mutated wretches are the reanimated, rotten heart of Dead Island 2 with dozens of distinct zombie types, each with their own mutations, attacks, and hundreds of visual LA-themed variants. Our monsters are relentless, challenging, and true Los Angelinos. Will you be able to survive?
  • A Cinematic Co-op Adventure – As a proper RPG experience, Dead Island 2 offers plenty of exciting quests, a crazy cast of characters, and a thrilling pulp story, to truly immerse you in its twisted universe. Re-playability is guaranteed. Add an over-the-top co-op mode for up to three players, and you’ll stay in LA for a very long (and gory) trip.

How are you liking the new upgrades the Dead Island IP is getting here and will it help push anything forward? Does the "fury mode" feel like it is needed here or should they have just given us the various things we had in the past without the need of mutating our heroes more? How many boss fights do you think we will have in the game and will they all be themed as we see here? Sound off in the comments with your thoughts on all of this and then feel free to discuss it all. More for Dead Island 2 will be shambling out there, for sure, so please keep checking back for all of that and everything else we have to share along the way.