Dead Island 2 Release Date Moved Forward by One Week
Developer Dambuster Studios and publisher Deep Silver have announced that Dead Island 2’s release date has been moved up by one week, from April 28 to April 21.
“You asked for it, you got it. Dead Island 2 went gold and it’s coming out a week early. See you in HELL-A on April 21, 2023,” revealed the Dead Island official Twitter account.
You asked for it, you got it. Dead Island 2 went gold and it’s coming out a week early.
See you in HELL-A on April 21, 2023.#DeadIsland #SeeYouInHELLA pic.twitter.com/8Gu28bIcUS
— Dead Island (@deadislandgame) February 13, 2023
Dead Island 2 was originally scheduled to be released on February 3, but was later delayed to April 28. Now, players will get their hands on the game a little earlier than expected.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor was also recently announced to be delayed to April 28 from its original March 17 release date. With Dead Island 2 moving up a week, the two games won’t launch on the same day anymore.
Dead Island 2’s development cycle has been turbulent. The game was originally revealed all the way back at E3 2014, with previous developer Yager at the helm. The game’s development later shifted to Sumo Digital, before shifting again to Dambuster in 2019. Its current form was finally shown after years of waiting at Gamescom 2022, where it was re-revealed along with its original February 2023 release date.
In IGN’s Dead Island 2 hands-on preview, we said “Dead Island 2 appears to share a huge amount of common ground with not just the original Dead Island, but also its step-sibling, Dying Light.”
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