A brand new cinematic title sequence has been revealed for Lifeless Island 2 and provides a wild departure from the unique trailer.
Lifeless Island 2 was initially first introduced all the best way again in 2014 with luscious palm bushes, a shiny and upbeat tone full with some enjoyable music. Regardless of swapping builders quite a lot of occasions within the nine-year watch for the sport, the staff over at Dambuster Studios seems to be honoring the unique imaginative and prescient.
Minimize to the brand new cinematic and we see every thing from eyeballs within martini glasses, bloodstained swimming swimming pools, chemtrails over the (deserted) nation membership, and a diner that is seen higher days. Whereas somber in its lyricism, Hazard Mouse and Karen O’s Drown units the scene splendidly because the post-apocalyptic Los Angeles is revealed.
It is a far cry from the missteps taken when advertising and marketing the unique Lifeless Island which constructed up an obscene stage of hype via the discharge of probably the greatest trailers ever made. Cue the sluggish and unhappy piano ostinato which scores a household being tragically taken out by a zombie an infection whereas on vacation performed completely in reverse. Even properly over a decade for the reason that reveal, the stark visuals have stayed with me. If solely the sport that adopted was of the identical high quality.
From what I’ve seen of Lifeless Island 2, it appears to be like like a title that also understands itself regardless of the years spent in limbo. Very like the unique recreation, it appears to be like like this long-awaited sequel is best positioned with buddies. As you may anticipate, there’s security in numbers when taking over the zombocalypse. Not at all does Dambuster Studios’ upcoming launch seem like excessive artwork, however as somebody who adores old-school zombie motion, leaning extra into the grindhouse schlock is not essentially a nasty factor.
Lifeless Island 2 is about to launch on April 21 for PS5, Xbox Sequence X, PC, and last-generation consoles. Although my expectations have been tempered, I am nonetheless wanting ahead to taking part in this zombie co-op recreation, and I actually respect a extra sincere take a look at what we are able to anticipate when the sport releases subsequent month.