Dead Island 2 is Still Shuffling Along, THQ Nordic Confirms

Dead Island 2 is Still Shuffling Along, THQ Nordic Confirms

Dead Island 2 was announced in 2014.

Don't start burying Dead Island 2 just yet. According to THQ Nordic CEO Lars Wingefors, the zombie shooter is still in development.

Wingefors revealed that Dead Island 2 is still kicking around in development during a meeting with investors. You can see Wingefors' comments on the game here at the 19 minute mark where he says, "Dead Island 2 still being worked on, stay tuned."

Dead Island 2 was announced at E3 2014 with a scheduled release in 2015. But Dead Island 2 missed its deadline and was delayed into 2016. Spec Ops: The Line developers Yager was originally working on the game. After its no show in 2016, publisher Deep Silver announced that development duties transferred to Sumo Digital.

Dead Island 2 was supposed to be a sequel to Techland's 2011 zombie shooter. The first Dead Island created big buzz after its dramatic reveal trailer, only to reveal that the game's actual tone would not be in-line with what was shown in the cinematic. Techland eventually went on to create another zombie franchise, Dying Light.

When Dead Island 2 was announced, the trailer opted for a more playful tone that matched the actual theme of the first, and presumably the second, Dead Island game.

THQ Nordic currently has 80 games planned for release, and only 48 of those titles have been announced. THQ Nordic publishes games through its own publishing arm, or through Deep Silver. We expect to see many announcements from them at E3 this year considering its massive library.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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