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Dead Island 2 playable for first time at Gamescom 2014

Deep Silver confirms line-up for this month's event in Cologne

Dead Island 2 will be playable for the first time at Gamescom 2014, among other titles from publisher Deep Silver.

The firm plans to have over 150 gaming stations for PC and consoles on which to showcase its Gamescom line-up. Aside from Dead Island 2, consumers will also get to go hands-on with Metro Redux, Risen 3: Titan Lords, Sacred 3, Dead Island Epidemic and Emergency 5.

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In March, Gamescom organiser Koelnmesse announced the first wave of exhibitors for this year's event. Among others, Bethesda, CD Projekt Red, Crytek, EA, Konami, Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony and Ubisoft have been confirmed for Gamescom, which will take place in Cologne from August 13-17.

Koelnmesse said the number of companies that signed up to exhibit during the early booking phase for this year's event was up 50 per cent compared to 2013's total. Other confirmed exhibitors include Bigpoint, Riot Games, Wargaming, Nvidia and Oculus Rift. Valve may also be preparing to showcase the new Steam controller to expo attendees.

Konami and Square Enix recently confirmed their plans for Gamescom, while the PlayStation press conference will take place on August 12.

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