I did not see this coming. Apparently, Epidemic isn’t the only Dead Island game that’s in the works, because Deep Silver has just revealed Dead Island 2, developed by Yager. It looks as if they’ve finally decided to eschew from the more serious tone of the first two games in the series in favor of a cheeky, over-the-top style that (I think) better suits it.
Here’s what the sequel is all about, according to its press release:
Several months after the events on Banoi, the United States military has put the Golden State under full quarantine. 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 California’s Venice Beach.
And here’s the trailer.