After far too many delays to count, Dead Island 2 has a new release date once more. This time, however, publisher Deep Silver is pushing the game up by a week. Instead of arriving on April 28th as previously planned, the game will now hit consoles and PC on April 21st. “You asked for it, you got it. Dead Island 2 went gold and it’s coming out a week early,” the company said on Twitter.
Notably, the change of release date means Dead Island 2 won’t land on the same day as Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. The two games were scheduled to hit consoles and PC on the same day after Electronic Arts delayed Respawn’s new game at the end of last month. Deep Silver didn’t say as much, but after years of development hell, the last thing it likely wanted was for Dead Island 2 to compete directly against the big new Star Wars release.
You asked for it, you got it. Dead Island 2 went gold and it’s coming out a week early.
See you in HELL-A on April 21, 2023.#DeadIsland#SeeYouInHELLApic.twitter.com/8Gu28bIcUS
— Dead Island (@deadislandgame) February 13, 2023
Dead Island 2 was first announced all the way back in 2014. Over that time, it moved to two different studios before re-emerging this past August. The sequel to 2011’s Dead Island will be available on PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC via the Epic Games Store. It will be the first game to feature Amazon’s Alexa Game Control technology.