it’s more a mix of dark survival and humour
Artistic director of Dead Island 2 Adam Olsson said that the sequel will not yield to the first part in humor and horror. The team is trying to stay true to the original, maintaining the right tone . The developer recalled the debut trailer, which was heavy and sad, while the game itself provided a successful mixture of funny situations and survival in a difficult situation.
Taking these mechanics as a basis, Dambuster Studios tried to make their project as fun and scary as the first one. This team should be helped by a new combat system with blood mechanics created from scratch, allowing you to deal with zombies as if the developers had placed the dead in the sequel.
What’s more, the studio is determined to make Dead Island 2 the bloodiest game yet, and Olsson is particularly proud of the work the team has done to create a meaty tone. According to the art director, a manifestation of this will be found in the references that will be full of the sequel.
Dead Island 2 will release on February 3, 2023 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Google Stadia.