Goat Simulator 3 Trailer Credited for Helping to Reinspire Dead Island 2 Developers

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Image: Coffee Stain Studios

A new Goat Simulator 3 trailer that parodies the 2014 E3 Dead Island 2 trailer was released at Summer Game Fest and is said to have helped re-energize the team. Development on Dead Island 2 went on encounter many delays after its official announcement for a 2015 release. At one point many fans either gave up hope for the sequel or, much like other games that get lost or abandoned in development, fueled it becoming a meme signifying another lost franchise. Dambuster Studios took the reigns four years ago and expressed to Dot Esports how they were completely caught off guard when they found out about this new trailer.

“I think the Goat Simulator 3 trailer was a massive surprise as well,” developer Dan Evans said. “We had no idea they would do it.”

But I think it was a really positive thing because it kind of sorta like re-energized us,” Evans said.

The work just stopped,” narrative designer Ayesha Kahn said. “Everyone was passing it around saying ‘Have you seen this?

Goat Simulator debuted in 2014 and became an instant success for Coffee Stain Studios. Somehow it almost seems fitting those developers would look back to the zombie apocalypse sequel announcement for its own over-the-top bonkers game. The new trailer begins very similarly with a jogger beginning his routine on a beachside boardwalk totally unaware of the calamity ensuing behind him that is, until, it’s too late.

All joking aside Dead Island 2 is now expected for a February 3, 2023, release, and Goat Simulator 3 will arrive on November 17, 2022.

Image: Coffee Stain Studios

Goat Simulator 3

It’s time to
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Goat Simulator 3 is a brand new third-person sandbox adventure game in which you get to become the literal GOAT. Just like the first Goat Simulator, you’ll need to headbutt, lick and triple-jump your way across the giant island of San Angora – this time with all new areas, challenges, and events to discover.

Image: Dambuster Studios

Dead Island 2

Dead Island 2 is a unique formula of horror, dark humor and over the top zombie-slaying, spanning an epic pulp adventure.

This thrilling first-person, action RPG takes players across a brand-new playground – a hellish vision of LA (or HELL-A, as we like to call it). Dead Island 2 is stylish, vibrant and flooded with zombie infection. Explore iconic, gore-drenched Los Angeles. Meet larger-than-life characters. Slay countless foes in exquisitely bloody detail. And evolve to become the ultimate Zombie Slayer!

Source: Dot Esports

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