Dead Island 2 Dev Talks Visual Feedback And Character Customization
After eight years, it looks like Dead Island 2 will finally be released soon. However, there have also been various Dead Island 2 changes, including changes to the visual feedback and look of character customization and leveling, according to an Edge Magazine interview (issue 375) with Dambuster Studios. At least game director David Stenton knows the game won’t be too different.
All the gore and buckets of blood is really our passion. You know, 80s horror movies, that kind of luscious tone and nod to the camera.
Dead Island 2 was originally announced at E3 2014, and since then it’s changed developers several times before finally getting a confirmed release date and ending up at Deep Silver-owned Dambuster Studios. To capitalize on the many advances in technology since then, creative director James Worrall explained how damage still happens even without the RPG mechanics.
You can turn all of that off, and still play the game and figure out the tactics…whether you’re electrocuting someone or melting them or chopping off their limbs or whatever.
Dead Island 2’s changes also relate to how players build their characters. Unlike previous games, the game’s characters, who have been bitten but are seemingly immune to infection, can release a bit of zombie inside to thrive, rather than just surviving like other zombie games, according to Worrall. .
Our characters have discovered that they are actually really good at killing zombies. They may have been kind of tottering in life, not knowing what they were going to do, and now they’ve found it.
The card system around which character leveling is built is built on four decks, which players can use to gain certain zombie-like abilities. You can blast zombies with a sonic scream or ground pound, with ‘autophages’ helping to do things like increase damage or knockback, allow you to regain health, and more.
Hopefully, all of these Dead Island 2 changes can not only make up for the stupidly long development time, but also push the game back to the original Dead Island. Dead Island 2 will be released for Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC, Playstation 4 and Playstation 5 on February 3, 2023.