Deep Silver re-revealed Dead Island 2, their thought to be cancelled zombie slaying action game.
Not only did the new trailer make a big splash, reminding players what the franchise was so popular to begin with, they also confirmed it will release on Feb. 3, 2023.
Along with the trailers, a couple of stand out features were also revealed. The most notable is integration with Alexa Game Control. This feature is unique to those in North America and allow players to use their voice to interact with zombies, swap weapons, navigate and more.
In fact, they’re so excited for this feature Steve Bernstein, Director for Alexa Games, offered the following comment:
We are excited to debut Alexa Game Control in Dead Island 2.
Gamers will enjoy a more immersive gaming experience by using their voice to goad zombies, ask for help, activate special abilities during combat, and more, without having to say “Alexa,” use an Echo device, or purchase any special hardware.Press Release
Along with Bernstein, Klemens Kundratitz, PLAION Group CEO, also offered a comment on the experience and what it means to them.
We are committed to building immersive games that people can play wherever and however they want to play them.
This means that people should be able to play games however they want. With physical media, digital editions, controllers, and now voice.Press Release
Fans excited for more can find the latest official overview of Dead Island 2 below:
A deadly virus is spreading across Los Angeles, turning its inhabitants into ravenous zombies. The city is under quarantine and the military have retreated. Bitten, infected, but more than just immune, you learn to harness the tainted zombie powers running through your veins. Only you, and the handful of other swaggering assholes who happen to be resistant to the pathogen, hold the future of Los Angeles (and humanity), in the balance. You were born for this.
As you uncover the truth behind the outbreak you’ll also discover just who – or what – you are. Survive, evolve, save the world – just another day in HELL-A.
Explore HELL-A – Dead Island 2 takes players across the most iconic locations of the City of Angels, stained with horror, in an exciting 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 dialogue. 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? HELL-A is crawling with zombies that look and react realistically. These mutated wretches are the reanimated, rotten heart of Dead Island 2, coming in 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 story packed with dark comedy 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 HELL-A for a very long and gory trip.Press Release
Currently, Dead Island 2 is set to release on Feb. 3, 2023 for PlayStation 4/5, Xbox One/Series, PC and Stadia.