Dead Island 2: Amazon leaks new release date and box art

Seattle, Washington - An accidental leak by Amazon on Thursday revealed that the game Dead Island 2 might finally be coming out next year!

Amazon accidentally leaked details regarding the game Dead Island 2, which has been in development for over eight years.
Amazon accidentally leaked details regarding the game Dead Island 2, which has been in development for over eight years.  © Deep Silver

After it was first announced eight years ago at E3 2014, the highly anticipated zombie horror game finally has a release date... maybe.

Twitter user Wario64 shared a new Amazon product page for a Day 1 Edition of the upcoming sequel, which also includes new box art and screenshots.

The original leak allegedly included a February 3, 2023 release date, preorder link, and a new detailed description.

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But at the time of writing, the page has been taken down, with someone at Amazon probably facing some serious heat over the screw-up.

Dead Island 2 has been in development hell, changing developers twice before settling with Dambuster Studios, the company behind the game Homefront: The Revolution.

Dead Island fans are starving for a sequel

The original Dead Island was developed by Techland, the team behind the Dying Light games. It was met with mixed reviews, but was still an unforgettable zombie experience with a lot of promise that has built a strong fan base that has been ravenous for a sequel.

The details in the leak, unfortunately, are not set in stone until confirmed by the creators behind the game. Despite this, fans are still losing their collective minds on social media.

What we do know for sure is that DI 2 will be set in a zombie-infested Los Angeles, have a new skill system that allows players to build a specific play style, bring back multiplayer for up to eight players, and it promises zombies that will "look and react realistically."

And to boot, the new cover art kicks so much more ass than its predecessor.

If you haven't played the first Dead Island game, and it's Riptide expansion, now is the perfect time to revisit it before DI 2 drops next February... or doesn't.

Cover photo: Deep Silver

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