It’s almost a running gag at this point, but Dead Island 2 has once again been delayed, now releasing on April 28, 2023 instead of February 3rd, 2023.
Announced via the Dead Island Twitter, the delay is only a relatively short one of 12 weeks, which is not so egregious considering the game initially was scheduled for release back in 2015. In that sense, this “home stretch” should hopefully be an easier pill to swallow for zombie lovers. No reason was given for the delay at this time, so likely just some polishing and refining before launch.
The delay is just 12 short weeks and development is on the final straight now. The new release date for Dead Island 2 will be April 28th 2023.#DeadIsland #SeeYouInHELLA pic.twitter.com/Vf1NARTECo
— Dead Island (@deadislandgame) November 17, 2022
Developer Dambuster Studios added in a joint statement with publisher Deep Silver:
“The irony of delaying Dead Island 2 is not lost on us and we are as disappointed as you undoubtedly are. The delay is just 12 short weeks and development is on the final straight now. We’re going to take the time we need to make sure we can launch a game we’re proud to launch. For those of you who’ve been waiting for years, thank you for hanging in there with us.”
A new trailer and gameplay video will be released on December 6 during a special Showcase, giving everybody a bit more insight into the zombie slaying carnage we can expect next year from the long-anticipated sequel.
We recently got some hands-on time with Dead Island 2 ourselves, and said “It may not be for everyone and at least yet doesn’t look to be reinventing the wheel, but Dead Island 2 so far at least looks set to deliver the atmospheric zombie-slaying goods. If you’re already aligned with that crowd of horror fandom then I strongly suspect you know this will be for you.”
Dead Island 2 is set for release on April 28, 2023 on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC.