Dead Island had shipped over 2 million copies last we checked, and that's usually good enough to warrant a sequel.

But could developer Techland be working on a follow-up effort already? Or is this something entirely different and unexpected? According to Siliconera , the Poland-based design studio has patented a trademark for "Dead World" in the US.

Dead Island was – obviously – set on an island but it seems the zombie outbreak may spread across the ocean. Then again, we really don't know what this trademark is for; it could even be for a film adaptation. Or maybe Techland is jumping into digital creation and are planning to bring the sequel or a spin-off to the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade.

For our part, we thought Dead Island was a decent game with a high fun factor. There were a few issues with the gameplay but nothing that couldn't be fixed in a sequel. The question is, would you buy that sequel…?

Related Game(s): Dead Island

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Excelsior1
Excelsior1
10 years ago

i saw an article that the dead arena was delayed like you said. we will learn later this week when it will be out according to gamespot. i saw something about an upcoming movie as well. lionsgate studios and the producer of the mummy are working on it.


Last edited by Excelsior1 on 11/3/2011 11:23:37 AM

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
10 years ago

I remember them mentioning a few months back that a sequel was expected to be out next year at some point.

cLoudou
cLoudou
10 years ago

Seems like an obvious sequel. Everyone knows the Zombie Virus can never be contained.

matt99
matt99
10 years ago

Yeah, it's just a matter of time…

main_event05
main_event05
10 years ago

I think that the way it spread would be like a 28 weeks later type of thing. Yea you are immune, but you might still be a carrier. I'm still excited for it though. Just remember to only fix the things that were broken.

matt99
matt99
10 years ago

I think dead island had a lot of promise, but it just didn't quite deliver. But that's what sequels are for, building on a good idea, and I think dead island 2-or dead world-could be a AAA title if they made it less repetitive and touched up some of the gameplay mechanics. The biggest improvement techland could make would be story. The zombie apocalypse provides such a good background for a very interesting, moving and in depth story (like what the original CGI trailer hinted at). If they made those improvements I would definitely get the sequel.

tlpn99
tlpn99
10 years ago

I'd buy the sequel. I love my zombies 🙂

JLB1
JLB1
10 years ago

I've yet to get my hands on this one, so I don't know where I stand when it comes to a sequel for this one. Looked interesting enough to give it a go. I love the open world aspect of it. Free roam is definitely an interest of mine.

___________
___________
10 years ago

i hope so!
i lost interest in dead island only because every mission is a repeat of the last.
if i hear someone tell me to go back and grab x numbers of a item im going to scream!
theres no progressive feel to the game, you feel like your just sitting still not progressing just sitting there doing the same thing hour after hour after hour!
every mission is so f*cking repetitive and what hurts it the most every mission feels like a side mission.
the game feels like it has no purpose, no campaign just tedious side missions that really spoiled it for me.
get rid of that and it could and should of been a fantastic game!
its still fantastically gory though!
for some reason theres no game more satisfying then this when it comes to dismembering limbs.
dunno why just the detail maybe makes this my favourite game to get some swords swinging!

Bjorn77
Bjorn77
10 years ago

I buy it straight away, I am deeply in love with that game. have 100+ hours and am going back after I finished UC3 and Batman.