Dead Island 2: Day One Edition Box Art, Release Date, And Screenshots Surface on Amazon

Dead Island 2 is arguably one of the most anticipated games locked behind the fiery gates of development hell. The first game dropped over a decade ago, and ever since, zombie-slaying fans have yearned for a sequel. Well, they’re in luck. A Dead Island 2: Day One Edition positing was spotted on Amazon with box art, in-game photos, and a 2023 release date. The new info was taken down, but we made sure to grab the images and extra deets for you. 

According to the info on the Amazon page, Dead Island 2 will be available on both Xbox and PlayStation consoles. However, current-gen versions of the game don’t have web pages yet. The story follows an elite squad that’s immune to the infection, meaning we’ll be seeing 8-player co-op when the game drops. The full summary reads as follows:

“Several months after the events on Banoi, the United States military has put the Golden State under full quarantine. Now a restricted zone, California has become a bloody paradise for those who refuse to leave their homes and an action-packed playground for renegades who seek adventure, glory and a fresh start. Combining the classic Dead Island elements of immersive close combat, action and role-playing, Dead Island 2 features crazy, never-before-seen handcrafted weapons and over-the-top characters in taking players from the iconic Golden Gate to the celebrated beachfront boardwalk of southern California’s Venice Beach.”

Players must craft zany weapons like in the first game to defeat the seemingly never-ending hordes plaguing the West Coast. Deep Silver and Dambuster Studios’ gory adventure allegedly launches on February 3, 2023 (or at least that’s what appeared on the listings earlier today before suddenly disappearing). Hopefully, this date holds up/reemerges as we move into the new year. 


Are you enthusiastic about Dead Island 2? Are you skeptical of its existence? Let us know in the comments below!

Blazing Chrome Devs Next Title Is A Thrilling Futuristic Tribute To Shinobi

Moonlight revenge.

Developer JoyMasher blew us away with its Contra-inspired run-and-gunner, Blazing Chrome, back in 2019. So we’re delighted that it’s following it up with something that looks just as good, and it’s coming to Switch too!

Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider sees JoyMasher looking back to Sega Genesis / Mega Drive stalwarts such as Shinobi and other action platformers on the NES, SNES, and Sega systems. It’s a bloody, futuristic, robotic side-scrolling platformer which boasts “snappy, responsive and challenging” combat. In motion, the game looks and sounds just like those Mega Drive favourites we grew up playing. Think Robocop but with a ninja robot, and you’re not far off what to expect here by the looks of things.

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Embracer confirms AAA project has switched studios, following report of KOTOR trouble

Earlier in the year, a report stated the Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic remake was “in serious trouble”. So much trouble, in fact, the remake was said to be “delayed indefinitely”.

Following on from this, Embracer – parent company of developer Aspyr – has revealed that one of its AAA projects has transitioned to another studio within the group.

While which project this is was not named in the company’s Q1 interim report, informed speculation points to this being the troubled KOTOR remake.

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Lord of the Rings, Killing Floor and more gobbled up by Embracer Group

Embracer Group, known for an ever-growing collection of video game studios and IP, has swallowed up even more as news that Lord of the Rings and Middle Earth has now fallen under the Embracer umbrella. This means that any new games, television shows, or other types of media that release within Tolkien’s world will do so under the giant burning eye of Embracer Group.

The higher ups at Embracer Group have also shopped around and grabbed a handful of other notable video game companies, including Killing Floor developer Tripwire Interactive (who also published Chivalry 2 in 2021). The developers of Teardown — Tuxedo Labs — have also been acquired.

They’ve also gone and grabbed Limited Run Games! That last one might sound familiar to those with a taste for fancy physical video game releases, as they’ve been creating limited special editions of titles for years now. All in all, it’s a big haul for Embracer, who seem to be inching closer and closer to swallowing up the entire industry every month.

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UK Daily Deals: Bayonetta 3 Preorders Down to £42.95 at Amazon

We've been throwing a lot of pre-order deals your way recently, and apologies if it's becoming repetitive, but who doesn't love a tasty little saving before a title has even been released? Today we're bringing you a deal on Bayonetta 3, down to £42.95 on Amazon. The much-anticipated Switch title drops in late October this …

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