The fine folks over at Game Informer have a small previewy video over on their site with Deep Silver's creative producer Sebastian Reichert, where he speaks to some of the new and improved aspects to 2011's Dead Island. In brief he mentions that you will be able to import your character from the old game, keeping your level. Co-op has been revamped so if a level 40 character and a level 2 player are playing together, the same zombie will appear as level 40 for the former and level 2 for the latter. Other topics include changes with fire arms, having a drivable boat that you will use to traverse new locations and it appears there will be some 'stand-in-one-area-and-fend-off-zombies' sections in the game as well (which I'm not to thrilled by).
But defense missions aside I am very excited for this new iteration, being a fan of the original game. I thought the melee combat was actually quite fun and the RPG elements work really well, and will hopefully be improved upon. So what about you guys, are you excited for the sequel? Were you disappointed by the original? I personally am interested to see how the characters from the first game found themselves on another, if not the same, tropical island infested by zombies.