It’s rare for a series to find its groove three games in, but that’s exactly what developer Yager plans on doing with Dead Island 2. It’s still way too early to tell, but it seems as if Yager has found what worked in the first two games — co-op multiplayer, brutal combat, weapon crafting, open world — and cut out everything that didn’t.
The result is the game you can see in action in the video below, courtesy of Eurogamer. This game is shaping up to be the Dead Island sequel fans have been looking for.
Dead Island 2 arrives on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in early 2015.