Do you ever dream of putting your whole hand inside a human skull, while all the blood, brains, and flesh drip down your arm? If not, congratulations - you've probably avoided a few government watch lists. But if you do, you'll probably want to take a look at the latest Dead Island 2 gameplay trailer.
Now, if you click the play button on the video below, you might be confused by the part where I said this was a "gameplay trailer". You're going to see a lot of live-action footage with production values somewhere between a primetime CBS drama and mid-2000s pornography, but don't worry, an actual gameplay trailer kicks off around the 3:42 mark of this 15 minute(!) video.
It keeps in tone with our previous looks at the game, presenting a whole lot of violence and a goofball tone. But I really wanna zoom in on the punch at the 5:31 mark, punctuated by a "BRUTAL COMBAT" title card. Just a flat out Mortal Kombat fatality in here. We're not over it here in the GamesRadar+ offices. I don't know that we're ever going to be.
Dead Island 2 has been in various forms of development hell for... years? It feels like decades at this point. The game resurfaced at Gamescom Opening Night Live earlier this year, with a release date set for February 3, 2023 - though that was recently, perhaps ironically, delayed a few weeks to April 28. Either way, it certainly seems like Dead Island 2 is actually for really real coming out this time.
Our Dead Island 2 hands-on in August suggested plenty of promise in the game's irreverent take on the zombie apocalypse.