The gameplay of Dead Island 2 revolves around taking control of Slayers, playable characters with their own unique abilities and playstyle. Dambuster Studios has just revealed the newest Slayer set to join the game’s cast – Danny, an Irish rockabilly warrior.

A recent trailer shows some gameplay as Danny. check this out:

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Danny’s abilities have also been revealed, and seem to revolve around taking down hordes of zombies head-on with heavy attacks. Below are Danny’s two abilities:

Bloodlust – Danny regains health when he kills several zombies in quick succession.

Thunderstruck – Danny’s heavy attacks trigger a powerful explosion upon impact.

Dany’s Bloodlust ability is quite similar to Jacob’s Wild ability, but instead of a stackable damage buff, Dany heals herself instead. While Jacob is more focused on dealing tons of damage, Danny seems to prefer being in the thick of things to make effective use of Bloodlust. Thunderstruck also suggests that Dany will want to use heavy, melee, or ranged weapons.

Danny is the fourth Slayer currently revealed, which is currently more than needed for the game’s 3-player co-op system. The game is set to include six in total, so we’ll have to wait for more revelations about the remaining two Slayers in the near future.

Dead Island 2 is due out on April 28 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC.


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