The unique Useless Island 2 reveal trailer is now an iconic (maybe notorious) second in video games. It was a terrific trailer, folks had been excited, after which quick ahead practically a decade later, and the sport remains to be in improvement.
First revealed again in 2014, Useless Island 2 was in improvement at Spec Ops: The Line developer Yager, with Useless Island developer Techland having parted methods with the property to work on Dying Gentle. Writer Deep Silver handed over improvement of the sport to LittleBigPlanet 3 developer Sumo Digital in 2016, after which, in 2019, the corporate introduced that Homefront: The Revolution developer Dambuster Studios can be creating Useless Island 2. It is now 2023 and Dambuster’s Useless Island 2 is due out in April, lastly.
Dambuster revealed its new Useless Island 2 final yr and it did so with a elaborate new cinematic trailer, albeit one very totally different from the unique 2014 reveal. This is not essentially shocking – Dambuster says it has developed Useless Island 2 from a clear slate, from the bottom up. Throughout my cowl story journey to play 8 hours of Useless Island 2 at Dambuster’s Nottingham, England, location, I used to be curious: did the group ever contemplate remaking the unique Useless Island 2 trailer? The reply was no.
“It wasn’t actually on our radar to redo the trailer,” Useless Island 2 recreation director David Stenton tells me. “I feel it is enjoyable to form of take that trailer – particularly now the situation of the trailer – and see the way it applies to the tone of the Useless Island that we’re delivering. That trailer undoubtedly delivered on the postcard LA and I feel we ship on postcard LA otherwise.”
Nonetheless, although, I puzzled if Dambuster used that authentic trailer as a guiding mild for the sport’s improvement, particularly given how well-received it was in 2014 (even Goat Simulator 3 lately remade the trailer).
“Not likely,” Stenton says. “We began with a clear slate, completely with our personal imaginative and prescient. We’re not trying an excessive amount of at… what occurred prior to now or taking a look at too many different video games on the market. We’re simply actually targeted on how can we wish to make Useless Island 2 completely phenomenal, carry it updated, and ship a recreation that we predict followers will actually take pleasure in.”
For extra in regards to the recreation, learn my Useless Island cowl story right here after which head to Sport Informer’s Useless Island 2 unique protection hub for tales you may’t discover wherever else, like why the sport is ready in a metropolis that is not an island, detailed breakdowns of two of Useless Island 2’s survivors, Dani and Ryan, and the way weapon sturdiness is a helpful instrument for Dambuster Studios.
You may additionally discover unique gameplay in movies like this one about how Dambuster Studios information the sounds of zombie guts in Useless Island 2 and new particulars about our hands-on time within the Useless Island 2 cowl story dialogue episode of The Sport Informer Present.