Following the recent Dead Island 2 Amazon leak, known insider Tom Henderson has revealed that the game will be re-announced next week. Apparently, the announcement is scheduled for gamescom 2023’s Opening Night Live show on Tuesday, August 23rd, hosted by none other than Geoff Keighley.
When is Dead Island 2 expected to release?
Unless the leak changes things. But I doubt it. Just tease it as Goat Simulator 3 at the start and I’m happy.
Speaking of Goat Simulator 3, it went gold this week.
— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) August 18, 2023
If the now-deleted Amazon listing is correct, Dead Island 2 will release on February 3, 2023 for both current-gen and last-gen platforms, complete with a day-one edition that comes with Memories of Banoi DLC pack, which apparently includes a Banoi War Club, a Memories of Banoi Baseball Bat, a Weapon Perk, and a Personal Space skill card. Details of Dead Island 2’s weapon perks and skill cards will be shared in due course.
Gamescom 2023’s Opening Night Live will be a two-hour show, which will be broadcast at the following times:
- 11: 00 AM PT
- 1: 00 PM CDT
- 2: 00 PM ET
- 7: 00 PM BST
Here are the games confirmed to be at the event so far:
- The Callisto Protocol
- The Expanse: A Telltale Games Series
- Genshin Impact
- Goat Simulator 3
- Gotham Knights
- High On Life
- Hogwarts Legacy
- Honkai: Star Rail
- Lies of P
- The Outlast Trials
- Return to Monkey Island
- Sonic Frontiers
A total of 30+ games will be showcased during the show, which you can watch live on YouTube and Twitch. As usual, PlayStation LifeStyle will host the livestream here for our readers so make sure to tune in.
In other news, a PlayStation Showcase will reportedly be held in September where we’ll get a look at the recently-leaked Helldivers 2, and Saints Row reboot’s PS5 pre-load will be available 48 hours ahead of launch.