THQ Nordic Confirms That Dead Island 2 Is Still In The Works After Suffering Multiple Delays

THQ Nordic Confirms That Dead Island 2 Is Still In The Works After Suffering Multiple Delays
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One of the best zombie games to come out in the last decade has to be Dead Island. It was revolutionary at the time, featuring first-person action and intense zombie killing. No matter how many zombies you mowed through, you always found a way to have a good time.

The sequel has been reportedly in the works for years. In fact, in 2014, the sequel was pretty much confirmed. Yet, the publishers at Deep Silver kept running into obstacles. The original developers at Yager parted ways with Deep Silver, and then it appeared that Sumo Digital was taking over.

Shortly after, THQ Nordic acquired Deep Silver. As you can see, the Dead Island series has been through a lot of changes. It only makes sense that it would be pushed off for as long as it has. These changes happen all the time in the gaming industry.

For those questioning the reality of a sequel, THQ Nordic decided to send out a beacon of hope. This week, while announcing their earnings, they included a logo of Dead Island 2. This more than likely is a tip of the hat from the publishers, signaling that a sequel is indeed on the way.

Those in denial can take a big sigh of relief. Despite this confirmation, very little is known about Dead Island 2. What we do know is that it will feature custom handcrafted weapons for melee. It appears melee action will be the driving force behind the combat system, much like it was in the original.

On paper, this seems like a great idea. Shooting zombies with heavy-duty machine guns is fun, but there’s something just so satisfying about bashing a zombie’s head in with a pipe. It never gets old and really immerses you in these in-close battles.

We also know that California will be the setting. You can expect to see great sights like the Golden Gate Bridge and Venice Beach. Just imaging zombies running around these beautiful areas is compelling to think about. It should really give this zombie game a unique flavor.

E3 is just around the corner, so this might be the perfect time for THQ Nordic to announce some hard facts concerning Dead Island 2. It’s showing a lot of promise, and if they can tweak several aspects that were included in the original, the sequel could sell extremely well out of the gate.

For now, we just have to wait until we have more to sink our teeth into.