We had a request to figure out what's going on with Dead Island 2 and I thought to myself, "This should be an easy one."
...Boy was I wrong.
Since the initial statement back in 2014 where the sequel to Dead Island was announced, there have been many unexpected turns. So many so that it's actually strange that the game hasn't been fully cancelled at this point. It's saving grace in that department, I believe, is the fact that a number of companies have such a financial stake in the game that they continue attempting to move forward with it.
To start off, Techland, the developers of the original Dead Island, left the game to go and create Dying Light. Dying Light was such a successful zombie game in its own right that they have even moved into the development of the sequel (with a release date). This is sort of where things started to get hairy. Techland has created almost two full new Zombie games all while people have been waiting for Dead Island 2.
That trailer looks pretty great right? Well it was created by Yager Development who were brought in to reboot the development of Dead Island 2. They originally proposed its release for 2015, God-willing. In July of 2015 though, Deep Silver announced that it would be parting ways with Yager. There was however promise of continuing the work on Dead Island 2 and keeping the public informed. Nearly a full year later, Deep Silver announced that Sumo Digital would be taking over development of Dead Island 2. After that we have heard almost nothing regarding the game aside from vague assurances that it was still being developed. That is until a rumour about DS Dambusters Studio taking over development. Unverified at first, it is now official that Sumo Digital has concluded their work on Dead Island 2.
With Dambusters Studio, a subsidiary of Deep Silver, now working on the project, one can only hope that they will be pushing out a finished project within a short period of time. Unfortunately fast development is not something this series has been known for at all. We have no word as to whether the previous development worked on by Sumo Digital will simply be continued by Dambusters or if, once again, the game will be started from scratch.
Dead Island 2 - When is it coming out?
If you look around online you can find Dead Island 2 for preorder on a few places. Amazon for one, with the release date of December 31 of this year! With everything that has happened to this game over the years I can only hope this is accurate. That by 2020 I’ll be able to run around killing zombies in a sequel to a fantastic original game that almost entirely disappeared from us. I just won’t be too surprised if something happens before that.
Dead Island 2 has been through a roller coaster of developers. Currently on its fourth developer since its announcement in 2014, Dead Island 2 has an expected release date this year! December 31 of this year but this year nonetheless! Pre-order on Amazon (Since you’ll likely be out drinking that day anyway).
There's a lot to take in from any E3 event. We've attempted to wrap up Nintendo's showcase is an easy to scroll through format for you to see what catches your eye! Keep checking back to see updated information about each game as it's released.
No Man's Sky. This game has gone through hoops to get to where it is today. Having managed to survive the initial flood of (well deserved) poor reviews, they are now in a position to turn that on it's head. Nothing like the original release, NMS is a game that might just eat up every spare second you have.
Ever fancy yourself maybe building games? Perhaps you've thought about it but never looked into how to get started? Well Nintendo has you covered with their latest release! Game Builder Garage! Game Builder Garage Done in classic Nintendo fashion this "game" walks you through the game creation process.
We all knew it was coming and finally Nintendo has confirmed it. Although they are still pretty tight lipped on what exactly the newest Switch will be called. Hopefully they learned from the ridiculous naming mistake of the Wii U. Nintendo recently started spending more on R&D saying it was for “the next platform”. Now
Now I don't talk about DND much on here and I have never talked about anything that is on Kickstarter but this project warranted a mention. Dungeon Full Dive: Make your tabletop world real! looks like an unbelievable possibility coming to PC and VR. Just watching the video gets me excited about playing a game with frie
Not only due to Covid keeping people at home but for so many other reasons Mario Party has not had the option to play against people who aren't sitting right next to you. I guess Nintendo Finally realized that they were failing badly at the "Party" side of Mario party and have updated the issue! Battle your friends to find out who really is the super star.
Although Super Mario Sunshine has been around for a while it still has a large following. Whether you love the game, hate it or haven't played it still plays a major role on the development of the Mario universe. The real question here is, does it hold up to the test of time?
Playstation has come out with everyone's best interests at heart. Our wallets. With the free release of 10 games for both 2D and the VR experience you're sure to find something that interests you. Assuming that you play Playstation that is.
I spent a lot of time looking into what games were worth spending money on for my VR headset. After a lot of time looking into what was out there and testing out a bunch of free ones I landed on BeatSaber being my first real purchase.
Free games tend to be a large hit or miss market. There are some out there that are far too fun and should be charging something. While others aren’t worth the time it takes to download them. Bait is something that falls into the category of being worth the effort.
The initial hurdles of getting into the system can be frustrating. Honestly something that I found a little frustrating was attempting to read my WIFI password and enter it into the VR headset although I can only see where I am typing when I have the headset on. Aside from that the main struggles were just related to learning how to properly function with a headset on. The controls are very comfortable and easy to use making the process easier. After getting past that I got sucked into using the headset way way too much.
With the latest update to Stardew Valley there’s more reason than ever to get back into the game! Especially if you own it on console. SPLIT SCREEN CO-OP!!!!! This was a long time coming but even so I still am taken back by how much extra enjoyment is added to the game by playing it split screen with my partner.
Looking for a mobile game that not only has massive draw but will also get you out of the house? Something that you can play with others and even meet new people through? Ingress from Niantic is the game you're looking for.
There are a few games that are a major part of my childhood and Mario 64 is one of the top games of the “throwback” category to me. I remember spending hours trying to get through the simplest of tasks and I'm glad to say that as an adult the game is not so intimidating. Updated with smoother controls really elevates the gameplay to something a lot more enjoyable.
So a review of this game would be kinda absolutely useless based on the age of it. It’s been out forever so instead it lands as a Throwback to all those old games that bring back wonderful childhood memories. Much like Super Mario 64, I recall playing Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 obsessively as a child. Although it might not hold up as well as some games, the nostalgia is always nice.