After a long wait due to project postponements and restarts, Deep Silver has finally released Dead Island 2 in 2023. Despite the delay in its debut, it didn’t take long for the studio to make the sequel accessible to a very wide audience — especially those who play on Xbox.

Taking everyone by surprise, Deep Silver announced on its official blog that Dead Island 2 is now available in the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate catalog — but only for those who play on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. Unfortunately, the PC version is not included on this occasion.

“Through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, you’ll have unlimited access to the base game on Xbox, including co-op functionality. So there’s no need to go it alone — gather your squad and take on the horde together in exciting co-op action,” the statement reads. shared on the game’s official website.

Dead Island 2 was released in April 2023 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC, selling more than a million copies in just three days available on the platforms.

The sequence yielded great results for Embracer Group, Deep Silver’s parent company, which is undergoing a restructuring of its operations — leading to the dismissal of 1,400 company employees to date.

More details about Dead Island 2

In case you don’t know, Dead Island 2 is a stylish, vibrant, zombie-killing first-person RPG. The sequel is set in Los Angeles, California, and the biggest asset here is the possibility of choosing different protagonists — in addition to online cooperative for up to three players.

In total, there are six characters: Amy, Bruno, Carla, Dani, Jacob and Ryan. Each of them specializes in a role and has their own statistics, such as resistance, agility, critical damage, peak health, resilience and much more.

Playable characters available in Dead Island 2.Fonte:  Dead Island

If you like to go up without fear, for example, the best option is Ryan — despite being one of the most difficult to play. The firefighter specializes in fights with heavy weapons and even restores life after a well-executed block or dodge.

Another example is Amy, a character who has great agility skills and can deal high critical damage to a single target — her difference is the possibility of using thrown weapons.

Dead Island 2 also has an innovative feature called “FLESH”. The dismemberment mechanic was created by Deep Silver to offer greater realism and satisfaction during combat, resulting in more graphically appealing severed limbs and gore scenes.

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