Dead Island 2 announced, coming to Xbox One
Deep Silver has announced Dead Island 2, due for release on Xbox One in spring 2015.
Development is being handled by the studio behind Spec Ops: The Line, Yager.
“Several months after the events on Banoi, the United States military has put the Golden State under full quarantine,” says Deep Silver. “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 is looking to usher in seamless multiplaer for up to eight players who can cooperate, compete or simply coexist in a truly next-gen multiplayer experience. As with Techland’s original Dead Island, dedicated classes will open up a variety of gameplay styles, while a skill system allows the player to handcraft their own heroes and weapons.