Dead Island 2 gets new trailer introducing playable character Ryan

Dead Island 2 Meet Ryan

Dead Island 2 has released a new “Meet the Slayers” trailer featuring Ryan, an exotic dancer and playable character in the upcoming game.

The game is the long awaited sequel of the original 2011 from developer Techland that became famous for its dramatic trailer.

The sequel from publisher Deep Silver sharply pivoted from the somber tone the original might have tried to evoke with more humor and an almost as memorable trailer.

Dead Island 2 is set to be a more action-filled romp than the original and new characters like Ryan will bring their own special traits and abilities. Ryan in particular is a tanky sort of guy and even if he isn’t a real firefighter he’s athletic and tough with abilities like

  • Retaliation: Ryan gets a moderate Force boost when using Block or Dodge to avoid an attack.
  • Seesaw: Ryan regains health whenever he knocks down a zombie.

These abilities aren’t exactly themed for a fire fighter or an exotic dancer, but it’s clear where the developers were coming from when it comes to his intended build.

You can check out Ryan in the Meet the Slayers trailer here.

Explore HELL-A – Dead Island 2 takes players across the most iconic locations of the City of Angels, now stained with horror, in an exciting pulp journey from the verdant suburbia of Beverly Hills to the quirky promenade of Venice Beach.

Brutal Melee Sandbox – Combat delivers the most intense, visceral and gory first person experience possible, with plenty of weapons and brutally tactical options to chew your way through the zombie horde. Whether you’re slicing, smashing, burning or ripping, we want you to truly feel it.

Be the Ultimate Zombie Slayer – There are six characters to choose from, each with their own unique personality and dialogues. You can fully customize the abilities of each Slayer, with our brand-new skill system allowing you to re-spec instantly and try out the craziest builds.

Dead Island 2 has been in the works since it was originally announced in 2014. In the almost 10 years since the game was announced the project has changed developers at least twice before ending up with Dambuster Studios. Now the game is set for a hopeful release sometime in April of this year.

Dead Island 2 is launching on April 28, 2023 across Windows PC (via the Epic Games Store), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.

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