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Envision the zompocalypse with Dark Horse’s The Art of Dead Island 2

Dark Horse Books explores the remnants of a now-rotten Los Angeles in the undead universe of Techland’s Dead Island 2.

Is that any different from the real LA though?

Jokes aside, Techland’s long awaited Dead Island 2 brought slavering hordes of the undead from the series’ original remote island chain to mainland America. And with its rampaging undead, turned the lush Cali city into a festering boil on the face of the US…

If you’ve been playing the game, then you know that its vision of a post-apocalyptic LA is massive, and hugely detailed. And if you were thinking that it’d make for some great ‘art book’ fodder, well Dark Horse is one step ahead. The publisher will be adding DI2 to its well-received series of video game-related tomes this winter, with The Art of Dead Island 2.

This gory volume is dripping with insights into the world of Dead Island 2, featuring never-before-seen concept art on each Slayer, their gear and weapons, the ruined and iconic streets of post-outbreak Los Angeles, and the shambling hordes of dangerous undead that call it home. The book showcases the creators artistic insight into the game that continues to be a multi-million selling franchise.

Dark Horse Books press release

The Art of Dead Island 2 will feature almost 200 pages of art and notes on the game, and is being assembled by author Alex Calvin. If the name sounds familiar, he’s no stranger to books like this one, and previously put together Runescape: The First 20 Years.

Ready to head back to the undead infested streets of Hell-A? The Art of Dead Island 2 hits bookstores on February the 6th, 2024. It’ll also be heading to comics shops, and will debut there one day later, on February 7th. Pre-orders are open right now.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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