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Dead Island 2 Delayed Again

Deep Silver | Dambuster Studios

Deep Silver and Dambuster Studios have announced that Dead Island 2 will now be releasing on April 28, 2023.

Dead Island 2 was originally set for release on Feb. 3, 2023, however the game has now been delayed by an additional 12 weeks. The developers have not specified a reason for the game's additional delay.

A statement, posted to Twitter, read, "We have some important news to share, so let's rip that band aid off straight away. We are delaying Dead Island 2."

"The new release date will be April 28th 2023."

Dead Island 2 has had a rocky history. Despite a trailer releasing back in 2014, little has emerged of the upcoming game in the last eight years. Development of the game changed hands from multiple studios, before finally landing in the laps of Deep Silver internal studio, Dambuster Studios.

"The irony of delaying Dead Island 2 is not lost on us, and we are as disappointed as you undoubtedly are. The delay is just 12 short weeks and development is on the final straight now; we're going to take the time we need to make sure we can launch a game we're proud to launch."

The statement ended by announcing that the studio would be releasing an "exciting new trailer and gameplay" during a Dead Island 2 showcase, which is set to premier on Dec. 6.