Dead Island 2 was unveiled at Sony’s E3 press conference this evening, and as we’ve come to expect from Deep Silver Studios, the announcement trailer made quite an impression. The all CG footage leaves the sequel’s actual gameplay a mystery, but the trailer sets a strong tone for what’s to come, much the way the original Dead Island did with its first time-rewinding and heartstring pulling trailer.
Going the opposite route, Dead Island 2 looks to be challenging Sunset Overdrive for the “Cheekiest Use of Zombies” award. Somebody over at Deep Silver’s marketing team must be a fan of Shaun of the Dead, as the trailer seems heavily-inspired by one of the zombie classic’s best bits.
Tracking an oblivious, virus-infected dolt for his morning jog, the footage is brimming with goofy gags and mayhem as zombies tear apart a sunny coastal city. Based on the trailer, it may be safe to assume that the new game will be set in a metropolitan environment instead of one of the previous game’s resort locales.
Check out the trailer below at the risk of getting its catchy tune stuck in your head. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Dead Island 2 will be available Spring 2015 for PS4, where it will be getting an exclusive 30-day beta, as well as on the Xbox One and PC.