The game is listed down for €39.99 and is due to be published by Deep Silver, the same company who distributed the previous Dead Island games. No release date is mentioned however, so we’ve no idea when the game will see the light of day—assuming, that is, the listing is correct.
This isn’t the first time that PS4 and Xbox One version of Dead Island has been rumoured. Back in July, a South African retailer listed Dead Island Definitive Edition for Sony and Microsoft’s current-generation consoles, although it claimed the game was coming out on November 13. That didn’t happen, obviously.
Dead Island was released on the PS3, PC, and Xbox 360 back in 2011 and was met with mixed reviews from critics. While the open-world zombie actioner was praised for its grisly combat and action-packed gameplay, critics were less than impressed with the array of bugs and glitches that the game shipped with, something which didn’t improve with the follow-up, Dead Island Riptide. Oh, and the less said about the spin-off title, Escape Dead Island, the better.
Dead Island 2 was confirmed as in development for PS4 and Xbox One back at E3 2014, although following a series of delays it was later confirmed that Yager, the studio behind the project, were no longer working on the sequel. Right now the game remains in limbo and we’re none the wiser as to what’s happening with the zombie sequel.
Dead Island takes place on the tropical island of Banoi in the South Pacific, where all hell breaks loose as the dead rise and begin to feast upon the living. Cut off from the rest of the world, only four individuals who strangely find themselves immune to zombification have the power to protect the remaining survivors from the horrors of the island, to discover what’s really going on and find a way to escape before their own fatal ends.